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Our Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and provide adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned equines.

Why We Do What We Do

Help PER through Payroll Deductions

Lightning Bug would like to remind everyone that when you are selecting your payroll deduction for next years’ charity, remember that Panhandle Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization. If you are a Civil Service employee, we are approved through United Way to accept donations (check Panhandle Equine Rescue) You have through the month of October to select for next years’ contributions.

PER is also signed up to accept payroll deductions from Combined Federal Campaign. Our code number is 97892. The CFC Drive is going on September through December. You can go to CFC Contributions in your MYPAY and type in our code and it will populate. Your contribution will go a long way in helping us to help the horses.

Volunteers Needed

Per is seeking volunteers to help with barn chores on the weekdays.  Since school has started, we are shorthanded.  The chores consist of cleaning stalls, watering, and grooming if desired.  We currently start at 8 am. Location is Cantonment, FL.  If interested, please send an email to to get set up for receiving the schedule.

“Hops for Horses” Pub Crawl – Oct. 6th

Please join us for ‘Hops for Horses’ — a pub crawl benefitting the Panhandle Equine Rescue! 🍻🐎 *Sporting cowboy attire and/or hobby horses + unbridled enthusiasm is strongly encouraged*

A $30 donation is the price of your ticket! Tickets get you:
– 1 free drink/shot at each stop + specific specials just for crawlers
– A numbered wristband that automatically qualifies you for a raffle prize
– A super fresh ‘Hops for Horses’ tee shirt for the first 50 crawlers who register

Ticket proceeds and additional donations will go toward much-needed supplies, food, shelter, and resources necessary to run the equine rescue.

PLEASE pay online. However, payment will be taken at the door.
*Must be 21+ to receive alcohol. ALL ID CARDS WILL BE CHECKED.

‘Hops for Horses’ Pub Crawl: Friday, October 6th
Check-in & first drinks at O’Riley’s 5pm-6pm
2nd stop: World of Beer 6:15pm-7pm
3rd stop Seville 7:15pm-8pm
Final stop: O’Riley’s for raffle 8:15-until

Each year AAF Pensacola chooses a local non-profit organization or other worthy cause to conduct a public service campaign. This year we unanimously chose the Panhandle Equine Rescue — a local non-profit rescue whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide adoption services for abused, neglected, and abandoned equines.

It’s seriously a shame that people abuse equine in our area…it’s a major problem that not enough people are aware of. The Panhandle Equine Rescue is desperate for funds to keep these beautiful animals fed, sheltered, and on a path to recovery. The rescue operates completely non-profit so they are constantly in need of volunteers, donations, foster homes, supplies, and general awareness for their cause….so time to spread the word!

If you would like to donate to the Panhandle Equine Rescue in addition to (or in lieu of) the pub crawl, please select the “donation” button at the top of the page. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.



On March 31, 2017, PER took in this beautiful three-year-old filly, that we are calling Cheyenne.  She had been at the county impound almost four months.  Cheyenne was seized by animal control, in December 2016, along with five other horses.  In February 2017 we took in the poorest horse of the herd, a Palomino mare we named Faith, because she wasn’t gaining weight at the impound.  We were able to find good homes for the rest of the herd except for Cheyenne.  When the other horses were picked up, leaving Cheyenne all alone, we brought her to PER.  She is a sweet mare but needs training.  Check our Facebook Page for updates on this pretty girl!

RECAP:  2017 Benefit Ride

Our 2017 Annual Benefit Ride was a huge success! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout.  There are so many people to thank for the success of this ride. Thanks to all who participated in this event. We had 82 riders this year that rode a trail of seven challenging and fun obstacles. We had almost 40 volunteers that did a wonderful job. The judges, kitchen helpers, and pavilion team worked well together, were very professional and took extra steps to make everything perfect. We are also grateful to the volunteers who got out there and hustled for prize donations. Special thanks to ride coordinator, Vickie Bell and also Kim Gallagher, who partnered with her on handling the obstacles. A lot goes into marking the trail, finding the perfect spot for each obstacle and getting them set up. Safety riders, Cheryl Melaven and Lori Toner, did an awesome job stepping in just in case a rider encountered problems and also making sure everyone got in safely. We did have one injury on an obstacle and Cheryl and Lori stepped in quickly to get both rider and horse back to camp. Job well done! The judges did an awesome job playing the part of different occupations, in addition to decorating their obstacle! The food was delicious! Thank you Matt Bell and Henry for grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional thanks to Donna Thompson for providing the baked beans, Smokey’s BBQ for donating the coleslaw, and Mimi McClelland and Mimi Debroux for baking the cookies. Congratulations to the winner of this year’s raffle for the Go Pro Camera Package-Pat Lienhart of Cantonment, FL. PER would like to thank the following for donating prizes, food, used tack, and silent auction items: Karen Tucci, Texas Roadhouse (Pensacola), Texas Roadhouse (Milton), Parlor Room (Todd Morris), Ollie’s Neighborhood Grill, Pace Vet Clinic, Pat Lienhart, Mannings Feed and Seed, Jim & Nancy Way, Mimi Debroux, Sackheim Dental, Georgia Brazzell, Carpenter’s Campers, Shears Unlimited (Susan Brandenburg), Smokey’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que, Montana Silversmiths, Bailey’s Farmers Market, Coin and Bullion of Pensacola, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Longhorn Steakhouse (Pensacola), Farm and Nursery Mart, Tractor Supply (Pensacola), Tractor Supply (Milton), HH Feed & Seed, Donna Thompson, Subway (Cantonment), Sharlene Kenney, Walter and Medora Mullins, Mimi McClelland, Joy Campbell, Auto Zone, Sunriser Stables, Mary Adams, Jaunita Robbins, Pensacola Shoe Hospital & The Boot Store, Stephany Marcom, Cathy Vanderpol, B.J.’s Restaurant/Brewhouse (Pensacola), The Doughmestic Caker (Kristen Jernigan), Jeweler’s Trade Shop, Emerald Coast Saddlery, Linda Lambert, Pensacola Ice Flyers, Debbi Yates, Dolly Gibbons, Cactus Flower (Pace), Ginny Adams, Melody Keith, Sam’s Club, Jeanne Legrand, 10th Avenue Hair Design, Bev Carson, Ted and Gwen Parker, Melinda Killcreas, Victoria Ballard, Susan Silver.  We did our best to mention all the donors, but if we have forgotten anyone please let us know so we can add your name. Click here to view photos of the event on our Facebook page.

FAITH.INTAKE.02FEB17.1PER Takes in Palomino Mare

PER took in this beautiful Palomino mare on 2-2-2017 from Escambia County Animal Control. She was brought to us for rehabilitation. Since she had no name, and we already have Grace and Hope, we will call her Faith. She has a long road to full recovery. Donations for Faith would be appreciated. Please help by sending your tax deductible contribution to PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533 or you can use PayPal by clicking HERE. Every little bit helps! Follow Faith’s story on our Facebook page.

Featured Horse for Adoption: Star

Featured Horse for Adoption: Smarty

Wish List

• Seminole Senior Feed (Regular)
• PDZ Stall Freshener in Granules
• Manure Forks (Valley Vet Supply)
• Paste Wormers
• Fly Spray
• One Pound Salt or Mineral Bricks
• Computer Paper
• Glossy Photo Paper


Our Mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and provide adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned equines. We need volunteers for hands-on work with horses, and also volunteers for fundraising, administrative work, grant-writing, if you have a talent that you would like to volunteer, we have room for you! Give us a call & schedule volunteer training, so we can get you plugged in!


Consult with your tax preparer about fostering for a non profit. If you are in the position to get write offs, this tax break would also apply to PER horses. We currently need foster homes for four. If you have space at your facility, please consider fostering. It will open up a stall for us to take in another abused or neglected horse.

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