On March 11, real estate firm Douglas Elliman hosted its annual Winter Equestrian Festival Gala during the $380,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix. The evening benefited two equestrian charities: Give a Buck for Special Equestrians, an all-volunteer organization founded by Sissy DeMaria that provides financial support to therapeutic horseback riding facilities throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and New York, and The Rider’s Closet, a clothing exchange program that makes important gear more accessible to therapeutic riding programs, pony clubs, intercollegiate riding programs and individual riders in need.
The gala event raised more than $30,000, which will provide 30 annual scholarships for deserving children and veterans with disabilities so that they can experience the benefits of equine therapy. giveabuckeq.org
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