Gene Mische and Stadium Jumping, Inc. Lend a Helping Hand to Horses
N Heroes of South Florida
Florida February 24, 2003 Gene Mische, President of
Stadium Jumping, Inc., has reached out yet again to help a group
of underprivileged/challenged children and adolescents: this time,
its Horses N Heroes of South Florida. Mr. Mische and
Stadium Jumping, Inc. produce and manage The 2003 Winter Equestrian
Festival currently being held at The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian
Club in Wellington through March 9, 2003.
to the generosity of Mr. Mische, several Horses N Heroes participants
will be able to compete at The Festival without cost, with stabling,
feed, shavings and entry fees provided by Stadium Jumping.
Horses N Heroes of South Florida is an 8-year-old horseback
riding program for children and adolescents who are underprivileged,
mentally or physically challenged, or abused, regardless of economic
circumstance. Based at a stable in Delray Beach, Florida, these
young people come to Horses N Heroes for training in all levels
of horsemanship, including the care of the horses they ride. They
bathe and groom the horses, muck and bed their stalls, keep their
water buckets clean and take care of all of the horses needs.
The 15 horses stabled with Horses N Heroes were donated by
generous owners, together with saddles, bridles and other equipment.
The facility is self-maintained, as all the participants take care
of the stables daily needs. Palm Beach Equine of Wellington
provides veterinary care at cost; South Florida Shavings donates
all the bedding; and blacksmith Colin Morrow shoes the horses at
Working with horses provides a multitude of benefits to underprivileged,
challenged and abused children. Through the program, they develop
a sense of compassion, discipline, accomplishment and physical ability
as well as having a lot of fun.
For further information, please contact founder and director Mindy
Nolan at (561) 498-4140.
to the Winter Equestrian Festival are available by phone at 793-JUMP
or at the gate. Admission is free on Wednesdays. Children 12 &
under are free all days. Senior admission is $5 every day. Adult
admission is $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15
on Sunday. Parking is free.
Equestrian Festival Dates:
week runs Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM daily)
Bahama Palm Beach Open February 26 March 2
Cosequin Wellington Finale March 5 9
Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic March 13
March 9, competitors move to Tampa to continue the Winter Equestrian
for Tampa Winter Equestrian Festival
week of competition runs Wed - Sun beginning at 8:00 AM)
Internationale March 13-16
Tampa Bay Classic March 19-23 CSI***/W
Tournament of Champions March 25-29 CSI**/W
Budweiser American Invitational March 29 in Raymond James Stadium
for Winter Equestrian Festival at Tampa Fairgrounds are Wednesday
through Friday $5. Children under 12 years are free. Saturday and
Sunday Adult tickets are $10. Seniors and Students are $5 all days.
For schedule, directions and information visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
for the Budweiser American Invitational, March 29 at Raymond James
Stadium are available at Ticket Master (813) 287-8844 or at Stadium
Jumping (877) 909-9436.