Volunteers Needed

Panhandle Equine Rescue is seeking volunteers for our Benefit Ride that is being held on Saturday, March 19th at the Coldwater Recreation Park Horse Stables in Milton, FL.  For this ride to be a success, we must have plenty of people who are willing to help.  There are several positions that need to be filled, such as working the pavilion, which includes the yard sale table, sales table, etc.  Also, setting up, tearing down, kitchen crew, after dinner clean up, judges at the obstacles, fill ins, etc.   


This is our biggest fundraiser and it is only two months away, so please let me know asap if you are available to help.  Most positions require volunteers to be at the park by 7:00 AM.   This is an all-day event, so be prepared to stay if necessary.  If you haven’t been to the horse stables, directions will be provided. 


All volunteers are asked to wear a PER logo shirt OR a name tag.  They must also sign a waiver that will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Lowery or the Pavilion Team Leader, Georgia Brazzell.


Please review the following positions and let me know how you would like to assist.


Ask for Prize Donations (can be anything, we can all do this at businesses we trade at; can be a gift certificate/card or item; if you need donation or item receipts, determination letter showing our non-profit status or ride flyer, just let me know and I can email to you)

Load cargo trailer at PER on Thursday, March 17th at 1:00

Unload cargo trailer at Coldwater on Friday, March 18th around noon

Take prizes from kitchen to pavilion on Saturday morning, March 19th at 6:30 AM

Kitchen Help and Servers

Collect lunch tickets at the door

Sales Table

Yard Sale Table; must be horse tack savvy

Raffle Ticket Table

New or Like New Tack Table

Obstacle Judge

Clean up crew after lunch; includes wiping down kitchen, dining room tables, putting benches on tables, sweeping and mopping kitchen and dining room, taking trash out to dumpster

Load cargo trailer back up after event

Fill ins (Ready and Available to fill in for anything!)


We will be holding a ride meeting at the PER facility on Sunday, February 7th starting at 1:00 if anyone would like to attend. 


We are looking forward to this year’s ride!


Thanks in Advance,


Diane Lowery


PER Needs Your Support

Panhandle Equine Rescue would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and also thank you for your continued support in helping us to continue our mission of helping horses in need for the past ten years.  As 2015 comes to an end, we are counting on your contribution, so we can help the many horses that are still suffering from abuse and neglect.  The coldest months of the year are upon us and it is especially hard on those who simply don’t have enough body weight to keep them warm.  These horses are usually reported by local residents when they are down for several hours or even days and don’t appear to be able to get up on their own.  Sadly, for some horses it may be too late. This poor filly had been down for days before she was reported.  The photograph was taken by PER investigators on the coldest day of the year and at this time she was still alive.  She suffered at the hands of her neglectful owner, who was arrested at the scene.  Unfortunately, this horse couldn’t be saved and had to be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.  This is the reality of what we are facing this winter. PER currently has 25 horses in foster care; eight of them were rescued this year.  Lisa was one of the eight and she has already been adopted into a wonderful home.  Smarty, Grace, Hope, Sadie, Scarlet, Trouble and Chance (born after rescue) are still in need of a home.                                         

This year, two senior horses, 28-year-old Thunder and 23-year-old Dusty, who were both adopted from PER several years ago were returned due to life circumstances that couldn’t be helped. That is our promise to each horse that we rescue. In the event that the adopter can no longer keep them, they are required to be returned to PER or transferred to a new, pre-approved, home. We offer these horses a lifetime safety net ensuring that they will never end up being neglected or abused again. Taking on the responsibility of so many horses for their entire life is a huge commitment that we are willing to take.  But we need your help to make sure that horses like 8 month old Scarlet and 3 month old Chance will have a safe place to come to if their adoption home can no longer keep them.       

It is time for 2015 tax deductible contributions to be made and we are hoping to receive your support this year. Since it is the season of giving, if you have a special someone who is hard to buy for, you may want to consider donating in their honor, and they will be happily surprised when they receive the special gift of an acknowledgement from PER.  Or you may want to donate in memory of a person or pet that has passed on. There are several ways you can give to help the horses: 1. Mail a check to PER, P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL.  32533 2. Go through Paypal on our website: . Call or stop by and add funds to our account at the following locations: HH Feed & Seed, 1280 Hwy. 97 in Molino, FL.   850-587-3179Farm and Nursery Mart, 7460 Pine Forest Rd., Pensacola, FL.   850-944-5700Mannings Country Store, 5493 Alabama St., Milton, FL.   850-623-2426 No amount is too small.  The horses will thank you for it.    PER wishes you a safe and blessed Christmas.   

Samsung Galaxy Tab S PER Raffle Ticket Sale

leapingPanhandle Equine Rescue is selling raffle tickets for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S; 10.5″, HD; 16 GB; Model SM-T800. This tablet has an awesome picture and is higher quality than your average tablet. Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20.00. Drawing will be held following our Benefit Ride on March 21, 2015. You do not have to be present to win. If you want to purchase tickets send your check to P.E.R., P.O. Box 777, Cantonment, FL. 32533; put “Raffle Tickets” in the memo. We will mail your ticket stubs to the address on your check or please enclose your correct address. Our website is under maintenance right now, but should be back up and running in a week. You can use paypal at that time. Remember to note that you are purchasing raffle tickets. All proceeds go to care for our foster horses.




Diane Lowery