The Horses for Healing Barn Dance on June 9th was attended by 450 people. It is their largest fund-raiser for the year, and includes a silent auction. The Bentonville, Arkansas charity helps special needs children in Northwest Arkansas.
This year’s event was quite popular, as the charity chose to combine their fall concert with their summer barn dance. Trent Willmon, also their spokesman, performed at the event. Willmon is a country music artist and host of the CMT show “America’s Top Cowboy“.
The event included a pony auction. Guests were invited to bid on a horse or a pony and they received a photo of themselves with the animal.
The barn dance raised $153,000, which was a 62% increase up from last year. Proceeds benefit the therapeutic riding programs provided by Horses for Healing. Horses for Healing provides therapeutic riding programs for about 400 special needs children a year.