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Young Ambassadors

Isabel Ernst Co-Founder “Give A Buck” for

Special Equestrians and


Young Ambassadors

Isabel Ernst is a ninth grade student who co-founded Give a Buck for Special Equestrians in Vero Beach, Florida along with Sissy DeMaria and later, Dr. Heather Kuhl.

She is an accomplished equestrian who has made it her mission to share the joy of horses and horsemanship with those who could most benefit from it. She is passionate about the kind of “horse power” that heals broken bodies, minds, and spirits.

She focuses her efforts on sharing the joys of horses – and horsemanship—with children and adults facing difficult physical and emotional life challenges, like Autism, Spina Bifida, Downs Syndrome and other disabilities. She also appreciates the privilege of owning and riding horses and believes it is important for other young adults to give back to their communities.

Isabel also founded Give a Buck’s Young Ambassador Program and currently serves as its president.  The Young Ambassadors are children and teens (ages 7 to 17) that support the cause. She believes that young volunteers are critical to Give A Buck’s success and mission of ensuring that no child or adult with special needs is denied access to this life changing therapy.

The Young Ambassadors meet monthly throughout the school year and assist with a variety of fund and “friend” raising activities throughout the year. They sell Give a Buck merchandise at horse shows, serve on committees for fund raising events like the Pony Derby Gala at the Winter Equestrian Festival,  theyescort Give a Buck’s pony ambassador at horse events, assist with social media, and volunteer with other therapeutic stable partners.

Young Ambassadors also write notes to donors, serve as photographers and historians at events and encourage and lead others to give and get involved.

For more information, please contact Young Ambassador President Isabel Ernst at or Vice President Hana Bieling.


If you would like to pay forward the joys that horse have brought to you and are interested in becoming a Young Ambassador please click on this link to download an application.

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