Baston Del Ray Gives Big To Support Therapeutic Horsemanship
Baston Del Rey’s John Miller has once again combined his passions for horses and tequila to do some good in the world. He recently donated a number of tequila related gifts to the auction at Swiftsure Ranch’s Annual Cowboy Ball, which supports the ranch’s therapeutic horsemanship program to benefit individuals of all ages with emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges.
This year, Baston Del Rey tequilas were part of three auction packages. These packages included an incredible stay at a five star resort in Puerto Vallarta with a personal tour of the Baston del Rey tequilera with Tequila Master Pablo Dominguez Avalos, bottles of Baston’s Extra Anejo tequila and their brand new “Mexican Style Whiskey,” and, a tequila party with Haute Mexican Cuisine prepared by local Chef Brent Barsotti, and celebrity Chef Dave Martin who is known for his participation in the first season of Top Chef and current seasons of Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped. Miller also donated these packages for last year’s Cowboy Ball.
The overall proceeds from these three auction items in 2016 and 2017 totaled just under $50,000 worth of donations. Proceeds will go towards helping individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as veterans with PTSD, establish independence and healing through horsemanship and equestrian therapy.
Miller, an avid horseman, got involved with the Cowboy Ball last year when he heard about the event through an equestrian clinic he attended. When he told one of his fellow riders about Baston Del Rey tequilas, she thought they would be a great addition to the Cowboy Ball. Since then, John has been contributing annually to the event through both auction items and Reposado tequila to make the event’s margaritas.
Miller says he’s proud to contribute to this worthy cause and help the healing power of horses as many people as possible.
“There’s something about the connection between horses and humans, a level of trust that’s hard to explain” he said. “The difference this type of therapy makes for veterans, for kids with physical disabilities, and everyone else they serve is incredible.”
Proceeds from the Cowboy Ball account for 50 percent of Swiftsure Ranch’s annual operating budget. Funds raised at the event go towards keeping all of Swiftsure programs free for the riders, as well as improving their facilities so they can be fully used year round.
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