Back A Real Winner

this Melbourne Cup Day

“I love seeing the joy on Lexi’s face when she’s riding and was amazed when she finally started walking. Hippotherapy has assisted so much with this. It’s the only therapy we do that doesn’t feel like therapy.” - Michelle, Lexi’s mum

Just look at that winning smile! Nothing beats seeing a child, young person or adult living with a disability or mental health issue overcome adversity, defy the odds and win their own personal battles thanks to the transformative, therapeutic power of horses.

We urgently need your help


You can help create winning photo finishes like these when you choose to support HorsePower’s therapeutic programs by hosting a fundraiser on the day that stops the nation. 


Your kindness will help kids like Lexi continue achieving the big wins and celebrating the little victories on what can be an arduous journey living with disabilities and mental health issues.


You’ll help children grow. You’ll make faces light up. You’ll transform lives.

Please donate via 

All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

How real winners are made with the power of horses

We harness the proven therapeutic benefits of walking, riding, driving and caring for horses to transform the physical health and emotional wellbeing of more than 620 children, young people and adults living with disabilities or mental health issues across WA.

Provides one therapeutic session for a child or adult in need. 


Care for one horse for a month (including, feed, vet, dentist and farrier fees). 


Trains one specialist support volunteer to assist children and adults. 


Gives one year's worth of therapeutic sessions for one child or adult in need. 


Cares for one specially trained horse for a year (including, feed, vet, dentist and farrier fees). 


Trains one specialised support volunteer to provide unique therapeutic sessions to children and adults in need. 


Trains one specialise coach to provide unique therapeutic sessions to children and adults in need. 

How to raise funds on Cup Day
  • Encourage your employees/team to fundraise by matching their donations dollar for dollar.

  • Have a sweepstake with all or part of the prize fund going to support HorsePower.

  • Host a Hobby Horse Cup Race with all entry fees donated to HorsePower.

  • Hold a ‘Smartest on Parade’ hobby horse completion (encourage your team to create their own hobby horses and fancy dress) with all entry fees donated to HorsePower and prizes for the best turned out horses and riders.

  • Host a ‘Fashion on the Fields’ event with all entry fees donated to HorsePower.

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Share your real winners on social

Put your team and your organisation in the doing-good limelight. Share your Cup Day fundraising activities and celebrate your winners and your results on your social media pages. Be sure to tag @HorsePowerAus and use the hastags #realwinners #backingtherealwinners


If you have any queries, or would like to discuss your Cup Day fundraising plans, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Kelly Mansfield on 0499 606 238 or email

Back a Real Winner Resources

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