Benefit set for SPUR scholarship program

Special People United to Ride (SPUR), a therapeutic horsemanship program for individuals with disabilities, will hold an evening of wine and beer tastings 7-11 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Ave., Rumson.

Attendees can enjoy fine wines and craft beers, light fare and a world-class selection of cheeses and accompaniments. The evening will also include live music, auctions, a 50/50 raffle and a wine toss.

Proceeds will benefit SPUR’s scholarships for its therapeutic horsemanship program at the Sunnyside Equestrian Center, Middletown, according to a press release.

The equestrian center, which is owned by the Monmouth County Park System, is part of the 135-acre Sunnyside Recreation Area in Middletown.

This year, more than $30,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students with demonstrated need, including military veterans and active-duty personnel who qualify for the new Horses for Heroes program.

More than 200 students participate in SPUR’s programs, assisted by more than 100 volunteers, according to the press release.

Tickets are $125 and available by calling 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, or by visiting For sponsorship and ad journal opportunities, call 732-462-6677 or contact