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Give a Buck for Special Equestrians is a Wellington, Florida based-nonprofit 501©3. The all-volunteer organization was founded in Vero Beach, in July 2013 by Sissy DeMaria, Dr. Heather Kuhl, and Isabel Ernst. Give a Buck’s mission is to share the joy of horses and horsemanship with children and veterans facing difficult physical and emotional life challenges. Give a Buck accepts tax deductible donations by asking horse owners to give “as little as a buck or as much as they can” with each month’s board payment. Give a Buck also raises money through merchandise sales at area tack stores and at horse shows. Give a Buck signature fundraiser the WEF Pony Derby Gala is held each March during the Winter Equestrian Festival. The fun-filled and competitive day long event for young riders and their families is followed by a gala evening of lively music, dancing, dinner and entertainment. With an exciting array of silent and live auction items.