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Equestrian Aid Foundation Processes COVID-19 Relief Grants for Industry Professionals in Crisis

April 16th, 2020

Wellington, Florida—Apr. 16, 2020—The Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce the distribution of 160 relief checks to equestrians in financial crisis as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative to support equestrian professionals and industry service providers has been funded through EAF’s Disaster Relief Fund. “The essential shutdown of our industry has really thrown the community

Equestrian Aid Foundation Selected to Participate in 2020 Great Charity Challenge

December 12th, 2019

Wellington, Fla. – Dec. 11, 2019 –  Equestrian Aid Foundation is thrilled to announce their inclusion in the 202) Great Charity Challenge. Since its inception in 2010, the Great Charity Challenge has given over $13.5 million to Palm Beach County-based charity organizations. EAF is grateful for this opportunity, and we hope you will join us on Feb. 1, 2020, to cheer on our team!

California Fire Season Prompts Grant from EAF's Disaster Relief Fund

November 24th, 2019

The  California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection reports that the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Photo by Matt Howard.   Wellington, Fla. – Nov. 25, 2019 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation provided a grant to the Fleet of Angels’ Emergency Horse Hay Bank program this week to support the organization’s ongoing work of providing horse owners with

EAF Honored at Monmouth at the Team

August 20th, 2019

Monmouth at the Team co-owners Michael Dowling (left) and Tucker Ericson (right) present a check to Equestrian Aid Foundation board member Marilou Case. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography   Wellington, Fla. -- Aug. 20, 2019 -- Monmouth at the Team show co-owners Michael Dowling and Tucker Ericson made a special presentation and donation on Sunday to the Equestrian Aid Foundation. Marilou Case, member of the leadership

Vega Tops Field in 7th Annual EAF Grooms Class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

July 31st, 2019

 Andreas Vega and Liz  Hudspeth's  Fairfax with class sponsor and Equestrian Aid Foundation board member Missy Luczak-Smith. Photo by Sally Floyd Kay   Blowing Rock, N.C. – July 31, 2019 – Andreas Vega topped a field of 12 entries with Liz Hudspeth's Fairfax to win the $1,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show.  "Last year we were fifth in this class," Hudspeth said of Vega and

Audi West Palm Beach Blog: How the Equestrian Aid Foundation Is Making a Difference

July 16th, 2019

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 -- With the incredible grace, power, and beauty that horses exude, it’s pretty easy to see how one could fall in love with them. Those that ride and tend to these revered animals wear the title of horseman and woman proudly—and with good reason. Of course, in working with animals so powerful, equestrians do run the risk of injury over the course of their careers. When that happens, Wellington’s 

 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grant Helps California Trainer Through Recovery Period

April 28th, 2019

Lisa Avila schooling a young eventing prospect on the cross-country course. Photo by Carolyn Orndoff.   Wellington, FL — Apr. 28, 2019 — As the daughter of a cattle foreman, California native Lisa Avila grew up in the saddle. Horsemanship was second nature. While her passion for high performance horse sports eventually led her to experiences far beyond ranch life, a generations-old ability to train horses was coded

PADDOCK MASTER PRUNING RAISES OVER $15,000 FOR HORSEMEN IN CRISIS

February 26th, 2019

Winter Equestrian Festival paddock masters Tom Carlson, Mo Duhon and Pat Duncan   Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 26, 2019 –  In an unprecedented fundraising initiative for the Equestrian Aid Foundation, three ingate staff at the world-class Winter Equestrian Festival raised over $15,000 in just under two weeks... by pledging to shave their heads and beards as monetary goals were met. The effort was the brainchild of Grand

INTIMATE FINE DINING AND WINE PAIRING FEATURING DOM PÉRIGNON AND THE MASCOT BENEFITS EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION

February 12th, 2019

The courtyard of the Stewart/Berkley residence was a stunning setting for the event.  Photo by EQ Media Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2019 – The old-world European-inspired Palm Beach Polo home of equestrians Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart was the setting of a spectacular dinner to benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation, Thursday, Feb. 7. The lavish event featured Dom Pérignon, a brand synonymous with vintage Champagne

SHAPLEY’S SUPERIOR GROOMING PRODUCTS TO PARTNER WITH EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION FOR SECOND YEAR

January 7th, 2019

  Wellington, Fla. ­– Jan. 7, 2019 – Equestrian Aid Foundation and Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products will join forces for a second winter season to support the nonprofit’s mission of helping critically ill and injured horsemen. Shapley’s will donate 10 percent of product sales made on the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington,