The Big Lick Gives committee is pleased to offer support for Beauty’s Haven Farm &Equine Rescue, Inc. We admire the contribution that Beauty’s Haven has made byproviding a second chance at a good life for horses that have been neglected, abused, or abandoned. In August of 2023, the Big Lick Gives committee voted to donate... Continue Reading →
We admire the contribution that Rafter Cross Cowboy Church is making to providea space for our local youth to build community, sportsmanship, and tangibleranch skills through the Youth Rodeo program. In May of 2023, Big Lick Gives donated to sponsor the Youth Rodeo.
In April the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association hosted a charity auction and fundraiser for the Florida Thoroughbred Charities, their not-for-profit organization that supports the retraining, rehoming, and adoption of retired Thoroughbreds. Big Lick Gives donated in support of this cause for their event. Learn more about Florida Thoroughbred Charities here!
The Para Combined Driving World Championships will take place in Exloo, Netherlands August 23rd – 27th 2023. With only 11 Para-driving athletes in the nation, the team is likely to include drivers from our local community, such as decorated veteran Bob Giles. Big Lick Gives donated to SPACD to support competitors in covering the costs... Continue Reading →
The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other... Continue Reading →
Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. The TRF Second Chances Program is a unique and pioneering program where inmates build life skills while participating in a vocational training program as they provide supervised care... Continue Reading →
The Equestrian Aid Foundation provides emergency financial grants to members of the equestrian community throughout the United States who are struggling to overcome catastrophic illness, injury, or other unforeseen crises. We are a grassroots network of horsemen helping horsemen. The Equestrian Aid Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund exists to assist equestrian communities in crisis due to... Continue Reading →
Southern Redhead Farms Rescue, Inc. is organized for the purpose of equine rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing. Far too many horses, mules, donkeys, and other equines are sent to “kill-pens” for various reasons and then shipped out of country to become dog food. It is the stated purpose of Southern Redhead Farms Rescue, Inc. to ensure... Continue Reading →
The mission of Stirrups N Strides is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and driving to anyone with physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and to improve the quality of life for these individuals with the opportunity for emotional, educational, and physical growth through horsemanship and competition. In November of 2022, Big Lick Gives donated in support... Continue Reading →
Horses N' Heroes is dedicated to providing an equine learning and mentoring experience for young girls who come from families with extreme financial constraints. There is no fee for participation in the program. These girls are given the opportunity to bond with horses and through that experience, they gain self-esteem. The girls also learn about responsibility, teamwork, kind-heartedness, commitment, and... Continue Reading →
The Horse Protection Association of Florida has been helping horses overcome challenges and find new opportunities for more than 31 years. Recently, the program took in four miniature horses. Each horse was named based on their personality, Courage, Hope, Love, and Faith. These mini horses are now part of a Spirit Walk program, the first... Continue Reading →
As a part of the Ocala equestrian community for over 10 years, All-In Removal understands the importance of protecting the Farmland Preservation Area. It is the vision and mission of Horse Farms Forever® to inspire the conservation of horse farms through education, awareness, and idea exchange to preserve natural pasture land focusing on horses and their... Continue Reading →
About Tomorrow's Equestrian Center (TEC): TEC is a non-profit, therapeutic riding program providing services to the North Central Florida area, including Marion County, Levy County, Citrus County, and Alachua County. The program is offered at a nominal fee, or free to those unable to pay. Its mission is to provide recreational and therapeutic riding to... Continue Reading →