Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Derby Race & Taste is an elegant evening of high-stakes races, casino fun, live music, and fine dining to benefit the equine-assisted therapy programs of McCormick Research Institute for Veterans and special needs individuals.
Event Date:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Event Time:
4:30-9:00 p.m.
Event Location:
Osceola County Therapeutic Equestrian Center (home of McCormick Research Institute), 4651 Rummell Rd., St. Cloud, FL.
Registration and tickets at:


McCormick's vision is to reduce Veteran suicidal rates and strengthen families who include an individual with special needs by expanding access to effective equine-assisted therapies worldwide.

Heavenly Hooves

Doctors said some would never walk, and now they do. Riders who could not speak, chatter away. Some who had not a single friend, now have many.

Horses & Heroes

Horses help Veterans reconnect in a foreign world and rediscover a sense of purpose.


Initiatives are conducted across both the Heavenly Hooves program (researching  autism) and the Horses & Heroes (PTSD) program.

About McCormick
4651 Rummell Road
St. Cloud, FL 34771
407-933-7433 (RIDE)
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