The Babington Foundation is offering lessons with show jumping’s elite through an online auction. Proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a private lesson on your own horse in Wellington, Florida, with premier Olympians and Nation’s Cup athletes will help Kevin’s recovery. Bidding ends February 22nd, 2022.

Athletes include:

Ian Millar
10x Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist, 2x World Cup Champion

Beezie Madden
2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x World Cup Champion

Paul O’Shea
Nations Cup Final Gold Medalist, World Equestrian Games Athlete

Kent Farrington
Olympic Silver Medalist, Pan American Games Gold Medalist

McLain Ward
2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x Olympic Silver Medalist, World Cup Champion

Kevin Babington
Olympian, World Equestrian Games Athlete, Nations Cup Winner

Nona Garson
Olympian, Nations Cup Athlete

Schuyler Riley
Nation’s Cup Athlete, 2X American Invitational Winner

Shane Sweetnam
European Championships Gold Medalist, Nations Cup Winner

Abby Michan
3x Olympian, Nations Cup Athlete

Bid here.

In a letter written Dec. 1st, Babington provides an update on his progress, saying:

Kevin on the treadmill. (kevinbabingtonfoundation photo)

“I’ve been continuing with my regular physical therapy and recently added a very good acupuncturist to my program, and I also have some exciting new rehab opportunities coming up very soon. My right arm continues to get stronger and I feel quite comfortable driving my wheelchair by myself now, using a hand control. In addition to having some movement in my toes, I’m starting to get a lot of new sensations in my legs and hips … I’m very fortunate that I’ve had a lot of very good therapists reach out to me, and I’m really looking forward to these new opportunities.

“When I’m not doing my therapies, my days are kept busy teaching lessons. I’m looking forward to some more of my students coming down for season and to the beginning of circuit. I still love to follow the show jumping from around the world and spend many hours on ClipMyHorse, making sure my friends and former competitors are not making too many mistakes ;).”


In addition to the private lesson auction, the Kevin Babington Foundation Benefit & Auction will take place at Mida Farm in Wellington on February 22, 2022, hosted by Victoria McCullough. The event will feature:

  • A 1.45m Grand Prix from 10:00 – 2:00 PM on a world-class grass field. A nominal entry fee will be charged to the first 80 registrants which will go directly to the Foundation;
  • A silent auction with many unique items such as a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and a luxury sky box with catering at a Boston Bruins game accommodating 21 guests;
  • Opportunities for rides on a world-class Clydesdale hitch;
  • A reception at Mida Farm to benefit The Foundation and allow athletes and guests to partake in the auction.

More info here.

The Kevin Babington Foundation was established in 2019 with the goal to provide resources to those in the equestrian community who sustain spinal injuries and are in need of financial resources for medical bills, physical therapy, outfitted transportation vehicles, house remodeling to make it handicap-suitable, and also to educate the community on research breakthroughs.