Haven Horse Ranch receives donation from Underwood’s Jewelers in collaboration with the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club


Underwood’s Jewelers in Ponte Vedra teamed up with the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club (PVWC) for the second year in a row to help local children with special needs at Haven Horse Ranch.

This year’s event, the David Yurman Gem Stone Challenge, generated more than $8,500 for the therapy programs at Haven Horse Ranch.

“We sincerely wish to thank the entire staff at Underwood’s Jewelers, its owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bromberg, and David Yurman for their support and generous contributions to Haven Horse Ranch,” PVWC President Teresa Ellis said.

Haven Horse ranch is one of the many local charitable organizations Underwood’s Jewelers has supported.

“Haven Horse Ranch’s equine therapy programs are very near and dear to our hearts,” said John Rutkowski, general manager of Underwood’s in Ponte Vedra. “We are proud and honored to be a part of helping so many children in our community.”

On hand to accept the check was Ric Lehman, founder and executive director of Haven Horse Ranch.

“To have the help of two such great organizations as the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club and Underwood’s Jewelers is both gratifying and humbling at the same time,” Lehman said. “As a direct result of their combined efforts, many local children will be helped and we are grateful. On behalf of the children, we say thank you to the many people involved.”

Located in St. Augustine, Haven Horse Ranch provides therapy and assistance to children with special needs such as autism, MS, MD, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, traumatic brain and spinal Cord injuries, PTSD and more. As an accredited teaching facility, it has also certified more than 25 licensed therapists from around the country, who are now also providing therapy to their patients.