Prominent Appellate Attorney Siobhan Shea Joins Give a Buck For Special Equestrians Board

10/9/15

Siobhan Shea

Prominent appellate attorney and lifelong equestrian, Siobhan Shea, has joined the board of directors of Give a Buck for Special Equestrians, a Wellington-based non profit providing funding for equine assisted and horseback riding therapy for children and veterans facing difficult physical, mental and emotional life challenges.

A resident of Palm Beach County, Shea enjoys a distinguished career as an AV Pre-eminent rated attorney, with a statewide appellate practice providing independent representation in all types of appeals and extraordinary writ proceedings. She additionally represents a select number of clients in entertainment law.

“We are truly fortunate to have Siobhan join our board and share her passion for horses, helping others and her extensive legal and volunteer experience. She is a welcome addition to our growing organization,” says Sissy DeMaria, Founder of Give a Buck for Special Equestrians.

Give a Buck for Special Equestrians was founded in July 2013 in Vero Beach, Florida by a small group of equine enthusiasts who believed in “horsepower” that heals. A registered Florida non-profit, Give a Buck accepts tax deductible donations under section 501(c)3.

Give a Buck raises funds by asking horse owners to give “as little as a buck or as much as they can” with each month’s board payment. Give a Buck also raises money through merchandise sales at area tack stores and at horse shows and through its annual fundraiser, the Jump for the Children Pony Derby Classic and Gala. Give a Buck’s Young Ambassadors, children and teens ages 7-17 are the backbone of the organization providing ongoing support through hands on volunteering, fundraising, “friend” raising, and drawing awareness to the charity’s mission.

To a child or adult with a physical, developmental or emotional disability, life looks a lot brighter on horseback. The power and warmth of a horse strengthens and tones muscles, improves balance, head control and coordination, builds patience and self-esteem, and offers a sense of freedom and equality. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically simulates the human gait, so riders with physical disabilities improve their flexibility and muscle strength. While grooming horses helps promote a sense of calmness and well being.

Give a Buck has eight partnerships with therapeutic riding centers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina including: Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center (North Carolina), Chastain Horse Park (Georgia) Good Hope Equestrian Training Center (Miami), Whispering Manes (Miami) Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast (Vero Beach), Stable Place (Davie), Naples Equestrian Challenge and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (West Palm Beach).

For more information please visit our website at www.giveabuckeq.org

About Give a Buck for Special Equestrians

Give a Buck for Special Equestrians was founded in July 2013 and is a registered non-profit in Florida. Give a Buck accepts tax deductible donations under IRS section 501(c)3. Give a Buck raises funds by asking horse owners to give “as little as a buck or as much as they can” with each month’s board payment. Give a Buck also raises money through merchandise sales at area tack stores and at horse shows. Give a Buck’s Young Ambassadors, children and teens ages 7-17 are the backbone of the organization providing ongoing support through hands on volunteering, fundraising, “friend” raising, and drawing awareness to the charity’s mission.

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