Helping Horses Help Kids & Others 2021

This year we are planning a Therapy Horse Derby and an in person event.

The Therapy Horse Derby Kicks Off on July 1st. Follow all of the excitement at 

Save the date for our in person event on Thursday, September 30th. More details to be announced soon.

If you can’t wait to sponsor, reach out to our Development Director, Beth Rolland, at to secure your support today.


2020 Therapy Horse Derby


Thank you to our sponsors, donors, team captains, therapy animals and supporters of all kinds for helping us exceed our Helping Horses Help Kids & Others goal.

With over 565 individual donations and 32 event sponsors we raised nearly $100,000 to support our mission!

Hitting this goal was critical to our mission, as this event normally funds about a quarter of our annual budget. Our 13th Annual Helping Horses Help Kids Charity Event could not be held in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been honored by the generosity of our community to support an almost entirely virtual fundraiser for this year. We are looking forward to incorporating elements of the Therapy Horse Derby in the future.


Where the Money Goes 

PBJ Connections provides professional behavioral health therapy to children, adults and families through horses, counseling and nature. We commit to serving all who need mental health services, regardless of their ability to pay. As a locally operated non-profit, nearly all funds raised go directly to providing programming.  The teams are named for our therapy animals to generate a fun “horse race” atmosphere but the animals themselves do not receive the funding as they are already cared for by private owners!


Congratulations to the winning Therapy Animal Teams!