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the Abandoned

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.

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.

Wish List

• Seminole Senior Feed (Regular)
• 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. 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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