Sunday March 10th (12pm - 2pm)

Interested Volunteers / Vendors / Sponsors / or for more information Contact events@swfhr.org

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South West Florida Horse Rescue will host our 5th Annual Benefit to support the rescued equines currently at South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc. and the development of southwest Florida’s growing equine rescue facility. Mark your calendars:

Saturday & Sunday
March 9th & 10th

10 am – 3 pm
@ the SWFHR Facility

This event is FREE and open to the public. Other fees may apply.

Event Sponsors

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Brick Sponsors

More Sponsors are to come… We are still accepting sponsors. Notify us if you are interested.

Why have this event?

It was April 15th, 2014 that SWFHR (founded 2010) was able to purchase a property, in order to develop an equine rescue facility.  All of which was made possible by a grant from a private foundation. The owners Tina, Matt and a host of dedicated volunteers over the years have been developing the facility that you will see.  The horses always come first is our motto. Most do not know the vast cost of running an organization of this size, nor do they truly know how we fund our daily operations. Read more about us, to truly know more about us.

This event is primarily to celebrate the 5th year of operation here at the SWFHR Rescue Facility.

We hope to see our local community and their families enjoy this event and leave with a smile on their face, a bit of knowledge behind what we do, and who we are.  Maybe even a prize or two from our auctions and raffles.

Bring the family and out for a day in horse country! Proceeds from this event will go to the continued construction of our wonderful Rescue facility, to make this a safe and healthy environment for all of our rescued equines.

Read more on our Facebook event page here and tell your friends!

What will you see at the benefit?


Meet & Greet the rescued equines at the facility. Meet the horses in their living environments.  Greet the working staff of SWFHR to put a face to the people behind the scenes at South West Florida Horse Rescue.
Music sponsored Live Music by local artists
Demonstrations featuring a number of educational and entertaining shows.
Games for both adult and children.
Food Vendors from simple to full plate meals our food vendors got you covered.
Merchandise Vendors
everyone loves interesting things and our vendors will bring it.
Contests this year kicks off our first year of contests with a Chili Cook Off contest (sign-up deadline is March 1) and Stick Horse Racing.

Saturday March 9thStick Horse Races (Trophy Winners)
Sunday March 10th (12pm - 2pm)Chili Cook Off (Trophy & Cash Prize winners)

(some may require ticket fees)

Bull Riding (mechanical bull “Firecracker”)
Tack Sale
Pony Rides (by Endless Trails Stables)
Hay Rides
Bake Sale

Food & Beverages Sponsored By:

(Cash is highly encouraged as some may not be able to process card transactions)

Saturday Food

Sunday Food

Music Sponsored By:



The List of Vendors on site:

New Vendors may be added all the way until the day before the Benefit.

Kettle Corn by Paul & Kim
Cypress K-9’s
Pampered Chef by Kasey
Lani’s Custom Conchos & Tack
Nailed It Creations
Horse Boutique & Gifts
Stained Glass by Clarice
Gator Bites by Tammy

The List of Vendors on site:

New Charities may be added all the way until the day before the Benefit.

What fees will there be at the benefit?


This event is “Open to the Public” meaning there is no entry fee. Donations, however, are much appreciated.
Music, Entertainment / Demonstrations, and Touring the facility are free.

ACTIVITIES that variable fees apply

Hay Ride
Tack Sale
Bake Sale
Silent Auction

What specifics, do I need to know about the benefit?


April 15, 2018


9am – 5pm


14811 State Road 31

Punta Gorda, FL 33982

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-Sun Block (if needed)
-Umbrella (if needed)

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