TAMPA, Fla. - Horses for Heroes is a recreational and therapeutic horseback riding program serving military servicemen and women veterans and their families. The Dixie Paint Horse Club is sponsoring a horse show on 9/10 and 9/11, 2011 at the Tampa Fairgrounds and will be raising funds to assist wounded warriors in their rehabilitation from war related injuries.
Exhibitors and DPHC members have contributed over 40 gift baskets that will be award to the lucky winners at a Chinese Auction. In this Chinese Auction tickets will be sold for $1 each. Ticket holders drop their ticket into a bag designated for that item and the winning tickets will be drawn at 5 PM on Saturday afternoon. The more tickets you buy for that item the greater your chance of winning.
The Horses for Heroes program is provided totally free to all veterans of active duty military service and their families by the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (www.smartriders.org). Their professional staff and well trained horses are qualified to work with veterans and their families looking for a fun, relaxing and rewarding recreational experience, as well as wounded warriors recovering from amputations, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal cord injuries, blindness and other war related injuries. Learn more about using horses for therapy for military veterans at www.projecthealinghorse.com
The Dixie Paint Horse Club (www.dixiephc.com ) is a non-profit organization that sponsors shows/competitions for registered Paint Horses. This show also includes registered Pinto horses. There is no charge for spectators to attend this event.
For more information contact Kim Evans, President, Dixie Paint Horse Club (863) 494-6686 or[email protected]