Team Palm Beach Forge, winners of the 2016 “Buck Off” Championships.
What is the “Buck Off”?
The “Buck Off” is a mechanical bull-riding contest benefitting the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. There are 4 “Buck Off” events, 3 preliminary competitions and a championship round, held over a period of 4 weeks. The championship round is held during the Vinceremos Annual Dinner Auction. This is a team competition with 4 riders to a team. Each competition has a panel of 4 different judges that can score the riders a maximum score of 25 points per judge, making a perfect score of 100 points. All four rider’s scores are totaled for a team score. Riders must stay on the bull for 20 seconds and keep one hand free in order to receive a score. Judges give points based on style, character and a bonus for costumes. The team with the highest score at each preliminary competition will advance to the championship round to compete against each other and the winning team from the previous year.
Helping the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
Vinceremos serves children and adults with developmental, physical and psychological disabilities in a fun, natural and nurturing environment where the riders gain greater independence and achieve a higher quality of life. The impact that horses have on individuals with special needs both mentally and physically is astounding. Vinceremos offers Hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, therapeutic driving, assisted learning and many other great programs. Proceeds from the “Buck Off” events goes toward covering the high costs that are incurred on a daily basis in order to keep the horses, staff, and facility at Vinceremos operating.
Team Floridian Community Cowboys with Title Sponsor, Floridian Community Bank President, Lee Frankhouser.
Exposure to the Equestrian Community
Vinceremos has been around for over 30 years and is a favorite charity among the Wellington equestrian community. The “Buck-Off” is one of Wellington’s most popular charity events during the winter season and is well attended by a concentrated group of not only riders and trainers but also very influential individuals in the community. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses or individuals that are looking for exposure to this industry to get in front of this amazing audience.
Company Team in the Competition
A sponsorship includes putting together a team of fun bronc riders in the competition under your company name. This helps ensure your brand gets in front of the audience numerous times throughout each event. If you don’t have brave riders in your circle of friends or business, Eques Solutions will recruit a competitive team for you. Sponsored teams are allowed to ride more than once in each preliminary competition in order to challenge top scoring teams.
Sponsors that commit before print materials are produced will have their logos on all the posters that will be distributed throughout the Wellington community, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Palm Beach International Polo Club, and The Ridge Horse Shows as well as in print ads promoting the “Buck Off” events. Long sleeve t-shirts are made with each sponsors logo, these shirts are given to every rider at each event and are available for purchase to the public. There are weekly press releases during the preliminary competitions mentioning all sponsors, plus videos and social media posts. These are sent to the media as well as our list of equestrians. Key media individuals are not only invited to attend the event but some will judge the preliminary rounds. We also produce a 30-second commercial that mentions each sponsor with the sponsor logo for social media posts. These are used for an entire year as we continue to promote the Vinceremos “Buck Off” for the following season.
Sponsorship packages have detailed sponsorship information. Please contact Eques Solutions for a sponsorship packet at email@example.com or call (561) 227-1537.
2017 “Buck Off” Dates and Location:
3 Preliminary rounds at White Horse Fashion Cuisine, 3401 Equestrian Club Dr, Wellington, FL 33414- Jan 12, 19, and 26th at 6:30pm- open to public.
Championship Round at Palm Beach International Polo Club preceding the Vinceremos Annual Dinner and Auction- February 3rd at 6:00pm- winning teams and ticket holders only.
Thank you for your support!