Press Releases

Aguilar Wins Tenth Annual EAF Grooms Class at BRCHS

August 3rd, 2022

  Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class winner Jose Aguilar, Undeniable, and EAF board member and class sponsor Missy Luczak-Smith. Photo by Cathrin Cammett  Blowing Rock, N.C. – August 3, 2022 – Jose Aguilar topped a field of 19 entries to win the $2,000 EAF Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show on Sunday. His victory with Ann Rice Ervin’s 2015 KWPN gelding Undeniable marks his return to the winner’s circle

Pugliese, Romond Top the Field in EAF's Inaugural Strides for Hope 5K

February 23rd, 2022

  The inaugural Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run. Photo by Alden Corrigan Media   Wellington, Fla. — Feb. 23, 2022 — Jack Pugliese and Laena Romond topped a field of over 200 participants to win top honors in the Equestrian Aid Foundation's inaugural Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run. The event, held on President's Day at Wellington's Village Park, raised over $50,000 for the foundation's mission of helping horsemen who face

EAF Presents Spirit of Service Awards to Equestrian Community Leaders at Monmouth at the Team

September 14th, 2021

    Long Valley, N.J. — Sept. 14, 2021 — When Tropical Storm Henri forced an early end to Monmouth at the Team, it also postponed the presentation of the Equestrian Aid Foundation's Spirit of Service Awards. However, the storm did not dampen EAF's desire to recognize the horse show and its award recipients.   EAF's Spirit of Service Awards honor equestrians whose leadership, volunteerism and goodwill strengthen their

First Time's a Charm for Daniel Castillo in $4,000 EAF Grooms Class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

August 3rd, 2021

  Angela Pollack, Missy Luczak-Smith, and Daniel Castillo with As Ever. Photo by Cathrin Cammett. Aug. 3, 2021 – Blowing Rock, NC – Professional groom Daniel Castillo is no stranger to horse shows, but last Sunday was the first time he attended one as a competitor. In his first venture into the show ring, Castillo topped a field of twenty entries to win the ninth annual Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class at the Blowing

Concussion Discussion: Getting Back In the Saddle With the Help of Hyperbaric Therapy

May 24th, 2021

  With roots in dressage and a current career on the track, Jennifer Miller paid a visit to her former Grand Prix dressage mount days before her recent accident. May 25, 2021 – Wellington, FL – In December of 2020, career equestrian Jenn Miller was involved in a freak accident on a Florida farm and suffered her second major traumatic brain injury. The Equestrian Aid Foundation partnered with the Help Our Wounded Foundation

Duchossois' Legacy Shines In Aiken Charity Horse Show's Support of Equestrian Aid Foundation

May 18th, 2021

96       Bruce Duchossois is remembered throughout the equestrian community for his genuine love of horse sports and his hands-on approach to philanthropy.    May 18, 2021–Wellington, Fla.–The Equestrian Aid Foundation is honored to be a beneficiary of the 2021 Aiken Charity Horse, which culminated Sunday at Bruce’s Field. The two-week annual event is held in memory of Bruce Duchossois, a former EAF board member and

Equestrian Aid Foundation Announces COVID Recovery Grant for Palm Beach County Equestrian Industry Workers

March 22nd, 2021

  Lenir Perez, Ana Sofia Perez, and Juan Andres Rodriguez competed for EAF in the 2021 Great Charity Challenge. Photo by Lois Spatz   Mar. 22, 2021—Wellington, Fla.—The Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce the creation of its Equestrian Recovery Grant Opportunity (ERGO) program. The program—a one-time grant opportunity for qualifying equestrian professionals and industry service providers—has been

EAF Grant Helps Trainer Along Path to Recovery

January 26th, 2021

    Last April, Reno-based trainer and horsewoman Sue Leep walked into a local medical clinic feeling short of breath. Days later, she received a devastating diagnosis: her body was not only battling pneumonia, but stage 3 lung cancer as well. The closest recommended treatment facility was in Phoenix, Arizona. The intricacies and contingencies of health insurance and treatment plans, however, necessitated a substantial

All Hands on Deck: Clip-a-Thon To Benefit EAF's COVID Fund

October 23rd, 2020

  Wellington, Fla. — Oct. 23, 2020 — Freelance groom Tim Gaskell and lifelong equestrian and marketing professional Kayla Wright are back in action for a second round of their wildly successful Clip-a-Thon, and this time, they're bringing friends.  When the COVID-related industry shutdown wreaked financial havoc for many equestrian professionals last spring, the duo planned and executed a 24-hour, live-streamed

Equestrian Aid Foundation Reaches GuideStar's Highest Seal of Transparency

October 15th, 2020

  Wellington, Fla. ­– Oct. 15, 2020 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce that it has earned GuideStar's Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, the world's most comprehensive provider of information about nonprofit organizations. The Platinum level is given to organizations that commit to GuideStar's highest standards of management and reporting. By sharing metrics and information that highlight