Sunday March 10th (12pm - 2pm)

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South West Florida Horse Rescue (SWFHR) will host the “5th Annual Benefit” also known as the 5th Anniversary of the SWFHR Rescue Facility.  This event will support the rescued equines currently at the facility 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?

    This April 15th the SWFHR Rescue Facility turns 5 years old.  Even though the founders started rescuing equines in 2010.  It was April 15th, 2014 that SWFHR was awarded a grant by a private foundation and closed the deal on 14811 SR 31 in order to establish an equine rescue facility.  Founders 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 one of our mottos. Get to know more about SWFHR.

    This event is to celebrate the 5th year of operation for 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.

    5th Annual Benefit
    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?


    9th & 10th


    10am – 3pm
    both days


    14811 State Road 31

    Punta Gorda, FL 33982

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


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