Derby Dash Bash 2021

April 2021
12:00 PM EDT
May 2021
06:30 PM EDT
GOAL $12,000.00
92.5% To Goal

About Our Auction

The Derby Dash Bash is an annual fund raising event held on the first Saturday in May concurrent with the running of the Kentucky Derby. The money raised helps RHR support our operating expenses such as care of our horses, maintenance of our facility, utilities and employee education and other expenses. Those attending the Derby Dash Bash will enjoy appetizers, drinks, dinner, dessert, live music, a Kentucky Derby race raffle, ladies Derby hat contest, silent auction and viewing of the Kentucky Derby. We are seeking both individual and corporate sponsors, as well as community support through the sale of tickets. All sales are final. No refunds will be given. Auction items and services may not be exchanged or returned to the donor. All items and services must be used in accordance with the specified restrictions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this auction, if any discrepancies please contact us via

About Rocking Horse Ranch

Rocking Horse Ranch was founded in 1991 by Eileen Van Houten to provide equine assisted activities and equine assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities in eastern North Carolina. It is the oldest active program in this part of the state. In the fall of 2003, RHR moved to Blue Banks Farm, which it now operates as a full time, dedicated therapeutic riding facility. Our staff of credentialed therapeutic riding instructors conduct all of our classes, which are tailored to meet the specific needs of each rider. Lessons are structured to provide each student the assistance he/she needs to be successful while stressing the achievement of maximum independence under safe and controlled conditions. Many able-bodied members of the community are integrated into the program as volunteers assisting the riders during lessons. Riders come from several cities in addition to Greenville, including Wilson, Washington, Kinston, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, and New Bern. Riders’ disabilities include cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, ADHD, visual and hearing impairments, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and head/spinal cord injury. Over 70% of our operating budget comes from donations, grants, and fund raising. Thank you for giving your support to this unique program.

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