Annual Benefit

Giving Horses a New Chance at Life!

A message from our founder, Linda Nemec:

Typically on the morning of our benefit things are ramping up around here. The frenzy has began, we are all excited. Our cooks would have already fired up the BBQ pits, volunteers are here loading up their vehicles with all the auction items……. we would be setting up to be with all of our wonderful sponsors, current friends and to meet new friends, to have an evening about nothing but horses. It was going to be awesome.

Our annual benefit SHOULD HAVE been this evening. But due to COVID and the restrictions placed, we are not able to have it this year and I am heartbroken. Not only is the annual benefit one of the primary sources of our operating budget, it is a chance for us to share our mission, our passion with so many of you, in person. I typically am an introvert, am really quiet with people I have just met, but there’s something about talking to people about horses, that allows me to open up… I get excited to talk about the rescue, I can go on an on and I am going to miss meeting so many new people who utilize the benefit, to get their sneak peek into us.

It’s a chilly and wet morning, which kinda adds to the somberness of my mood. So just blah, is my mood this morning.

Please hold tight with me. I am trying to re-collect and get something set up for the Spring. Maybe combo our mini benefit and our annual benefit in one. BBQ and Crawfish anyone?

I have collected some auction items from some wonderful people so far and had hoped to do on online auction, a virtual benefit so to speak, but I have had some things that prevented me from getting that set completely set up, but I am, of course, hanging on to those items until we all get to meet in person.

For now, please keep the horses and the rescue in your thoughts and prayers. 2020 has not been kind to us and so many other rescues.

Our theme for this year was Giving Horses a New Chance at Life. Just because there is no benefit doesn’t mean we won’t. We will keep going, we will keep saving, we will keep healing.

Thank you all for everything you all have given this year, support, prayers, shares, likes, farrier day help and donations. I do appreciate everything from everyone.

Hoping to the heavens, we will see you ALL in the spring. Linda

Originally shared October 17 on Facebook.

As Linda said above, our annual benefit is not cancelled just postponed. In the meantime, we will be accepting auction items and sponsors to be used at the re-scheduled benefit in the spring!


Each sponsor will receive their name or company logo on the event t-shirt, the banners, and the advertising fliers. Sponsorship levels are as follows:

  • Gold $1,000.00
  • Silver $500.00
  • Bronze $250.00


We are also looking for donations for the live and silent auctions. Some ideas for auction items are: gift certificates for services, restaurants, or venues, themed gift baskets, tickets to theme parks, photography sessions, signed memorabilia, lessons for kids, car wash gift certificates, bottles of wine/alcohol, sporting event tickets, personal training sessions, music lessons, membership credits to Costco/Sams Club/Amazon Prime.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or providing an item for the auction, please complete the form below with as much information as possible and we will be in contact with you to coordinate the details. Payment for sponsorships can be made via check payable to Happened by Chance Horses, Inc. or via Paypal (please do not send payment until we have contacted you).

Remember, all donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated in our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome our horses!  

Happened by Chance Horses, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3), tax id number: 47-1300423.

If you would prefer to mail in a check, please complete THIS FORM and send it in with your payment to:

Happened by Chance Horses c/o Linda Nemec

1457 Ewald Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130

Thank you for believing in us and in the work we do to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses in need!