The Horse of the Year Race is a giving event centered around the horses that are so important to our work. This year the race is styled after a Steeplechase with three “jumps” and a home stretch. Every Forward Stride program horse has been entered and on June 15th at our Summer Showcase, the starting gates were opened!
Horses “race” the Steeplechase course by earning donations in their name. As a non-profit organization, Forward Stride raises half of its million-dollar yearly budget through donations, fundraising events, and grants. $80,000 of that goes toward the care of our horses! We are raising these funds through several different avenues including Horse Sponsorships (which are separate from this event), individual contributions, and the Horse of the Year Race. Donors to all of these campaigns ensure that our horses continue to receive the best care possible and, in turn, support all of our amazing programs.
So dust off your big hats and your best suits and help our horses make it to the finish line in the most exciting giving event of the summer!
The 2019 Horse of the Year race course consists of three jumps before the Home Stretch.
The Horse of the Year Race is a fundraiser for our whole herd. Not every horse is fortunate enough to have a committed corporate or family sponsor, so this event is an opportunity to raise funds for the care that all of our horses receive.
We want to make sure all of our community members have a say in who wins, regardless of financial position. We are incredibly grateful to all of our donors and we also know that not everyone is able to give financially, and that’s okay!
No! You can send a check or drop it in one of our secure drop boxes at the facility, bring cash to the office, or donate stock! And soon we will be able to accept online donations via ACH payments. Just be sure to include a note with the donation letting us know which horse the donation is for!
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Horse of the Year 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Horse of the Year 2019
Your support means a lot to our horses and our clients. Thank you for helping our herd reach the finish line!
A copy of your receipt will be emailed to you. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.