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Maryland Therapeutic Riding’s Derby Day Benefit

Jun 16, 2016 10:20AM ● By Becca Newell

Dan Nardo, Mitzi Bernard, Zoë Nardo, and Jarret Mata

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Maryland Therapeutic Riding held its Derby Day Benefit on Saturday, May 7th. 

The annual event welcomed 340 attendees to MTR's 25-acre farm in Crownsville, for an evening of mock betting, a lively hat contest, seated dinner, and a live showing of the Derby race. 

Nearly $300,000 was raised to benefit equine-assisted therapies and activities for children and adults with special needs. A challenge grant of $50,000 from the Taishoff Family Foundation helped raise more than $63,000 through a live auction effort.

Next year's event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

For more information about MTR, visit Horsesthatheal.org.


PHOTOS BY JANNA ASHTON