Parelli Education Institute Announces its 2013 Annual Benefit

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Sept. 13, 2013 -- The Parelli Education Institute has announced its 2013 Annual Benefit, which is one of the primary ways that the Institute funds its programs.

The Institute has again partnered with sponsor MD Barnmaster to help provide the grand prize. The winner can choose either a six-stall MDBarnmaster barn or a $10,000 cash prize. Other prizes include a Parelli saddle donated by Parelli Saddles, a deluxe red light kit donated by Phototonic Health and a two-week course credit toward a Parelli course at the Colorado ranch. The cost of each ticket is $100 and a goal is to sell 800 tickets.

In addition to being eligible for prizes, ticket holders are invited to a cocktail reception with Linda and Pat Parelli to be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Jacksonville, Florida. The reception is being held to coincide with the Florida Horse and Soul Tour stop. The winner will be selected at the event; however, the winner need not be present to win.

Since receiving its non-profit designation this last year, the Parelli Education Institute has been dedicated to developing programs in four areas. The areas include: Advancing natural horsemanship educational programs through courses and scholarships, and providing educational assistance to programs highlighting youth, therapeutic horsemanship and equine welfare.

Scholarship recipients are required to "Pay It Forward" by making a commitment to support one of the Institute's focus areas by providing a number of service hours within three to five years of receiving their scholarship.

Additionally, PEI has partnered with Parelli Natural Horsemanship for the “Grand Educational Giveaway.” From now until Nov. 15, 2013, therapeutic horsemanship centers, horse welfare organizations and youth programs can complete an application for an educational award. More than 1,000 awards are available and include CDs, DVDs and printed materials matched to the applicant’s level of expertise. Twelve grand prize education collections, valued at more than $3,000 each, will be awarded at the Jacksonville, Florida, Tour Stop.

For more information about Parelli Education Institute and to purchase annual fundraiser benefit tickets visit www.parelliinstitute.org or call 855-687-7273

The Parelli Education Institute is an independent, non-profit organization for the natural horsemanship community that focuses on education. The purpose of the Institute is to support an advanced natural horsemanship education for students with the skills and aptitude to become extraordinary horsemen, educators, or both. The Institute offers educational programs and opportunities to individuals who wish to create careers around horses. Further, the Institute offers assistance to organizations focused on youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship and equine welfare.