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Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Breeder With Necessities After Catastrophic Accident

May 24th, 2018

     A freak accident had far-reaching repercussions for horse breeder Loren Wight and his family. Photo courtesy of the Wight family   Wellington, Fla.--May 24, 2018--Committed to a life of serving others, Loren and Nancy Wight once suspended their Egyptian Arabian breeding operation and moved to Honduras for a year, where Loren helped local communities as an ophthalmic technologist. Now, he is learning to be on

Grant Recipient Kathy Poppe-Pullen Determined to Adapt After Double Amputation

April 30th, 2018

  Kathy Poppe-Pullen with a student. Photo courtesy of Kathy Poppe-Pullen   Kathy Poppe-Pullen won the 2015 Trainer of the Year award from the Central New Jersey Horsemen’s Association with an impressive list of credentials. She had decades of experience as a hunter-jumper professional and her USEF judge’s card. She was a member with colors of the Monmouth County Hunt. She had a talent for retraining off-the-track

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Eventer Kim Meier Cope After Life-Altering Injury

April 9th, 2018

Kim Meier and Test Run had a top-10 finish at Kentucky Rolex Three Day Event in 2004. Photo by Dean Graham   Wellington, Fla. – Apr. 9, 2018 – Kim Meier reached the pinnacle of eventing before tragedy struck. In 2007 she was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a freak accident. For Kim and horse people like her facing catastrophic injury and illness, life becomes a struggle. Kim carved her career in classic eventer fashion,

Vote Equestrian Aid Foundation as Best Charity in Equestrian Living's 2018 EQ Gold List

April 2nd, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Equestrian Aid Foundation was nominated for favorite charity in Equestrian Living magazine's annual Gold List. In 2017, EAF earned honors as a favorite equestrian-related charity. This year's winners will be published in the popular September Gold List issue of the magazine.     Show your support and help Equestrian Aid Foundation get much-needed exposure so we can assist more horse

Luminary Award Presented to Stephanie Riggio Bulger for Service to Equestrian Aid Foundation

March 13th, 2018

Stephanie Riggio Bulger accepts the Equestrian Aid Foundation Luminary Award. Photo by EQ Media   Wellington, Fla. – March 12, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation founders, board members, staff and friends honored Stephanie Riggio Bulger with their Luminary Award for her invaluable service to the organization. Founders Robert Dover, chef d’équipe of the U.S. Dressage team and Robert Ross hosted a private party Sunday,

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Farrier Get Back on Track After Serious Injury

February 22nd, 2018

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 22, 2018 – Trevor Lent made his living as a farrier until the day he was kicked so badly that both his kneecap and femur shattered. After an initial unsuccessful surgery, his doctor performed a total knee replacement that left him temporarily non-weight bearing and permanently unable to return to his livelihood of shoeing horses. Without income from his work, the once self-reliant cowboy’s life

Author and Trainer Shane Ledyard to Support Equestrian Aid Foundation through Book Sales

February 20th, 2018

    Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce that author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the organization through February. Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.   Purchase “Sycamore

Shapley’s Superior Grooming Products Partners with Equestrian Aid Foundation

January 8th, 2018

Wellington, Fla. ­– Jan. 8, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation and Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products have teamed up to support of the nonprofit’s mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. Shapley’s will donate 10 percent of all local product retail sales during the winter season circuit competitions at HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and the Winter Equestrian

Shop Consign & Design of Wellington on Small Business Saturday to benefit Equestrian Aid

November 20th, 2017

  Consign and Design of Wellington will celebrate Small Business Saturday by donating a portion of their proceeds to Equestrian Aid Foundation. The store is stocked with perfect gift items and unique, upscale home decor for you and everyone on your list, so mark your calendars for a fun day of shopping on Saturday, November 25. Consign and Design of Wellington is located at 13587 Wellington Trace and will be open 10:00