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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

Caring For Horsemen Hit Hard By COVID-19, One Clip At A Time

October 8th, 2020

Freelance groom Tim Gaskell is organizing a second Clip-a-Thon to benefit EAF's COVID Emergency Fund for industry professionals.   Oct. 7, 2020 — The Chronicle of the Horse — COVID-19 has affected nearly every person in the world, including those in our equine industry. Some have lost their jobs. Most have taken a hard hit on income. Some couldn’t find work. Some had to find alternative work. No matter what the situation,

Ramirez and Viva Mas Shine in 8th Annual EAF Grooms Class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

July 28th, 2020

  Class winner Victor Ramirez and Viva Mas with Bruce Christison, Leslie Wheat Roberts, and Amy Christison. Photo by Missy Luczak-Smith. Blowing Rock, N.C. – July 28, 2020 – Victor Ramirez topped a field of 24 entries with Geddaway Farm's Viva Mas to win the $4,200 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show on Sunday, July 26.   A time-honored tradition at BRCHS, this year’s class was

COVID-19 and the Horse Industry

July 12th, 2020

Horse Illustrated—July 12, 2020—The novel coronavirus, now known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causes the disease known as coronavirus disease 2019, or most commonly known as COVID-19. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Just like every industry, COVID-19 has caused numerous impacts to every breed, discipline, and

Clip-A-Thon for the Equestrian Aid Foundation Disaster Relief fund

May 28th, 2020

The Plaid Horse—May 28, 2020—It is no secret that the summer is looking bleak with horse shows being cancelled left and right. While we adjust our summer plans, our beloved horse show staff is facing some serious uncertainty as their livelihood is ripped away from them.  We owe it to every manager, groom, braider, night checker, ring steward, in gate master, and grounds keeper to support them when they need us most! Imagine

24-Hour Clip-A-Thon to Support Equestrian Aid Foundation

May 27th, 2020

Eventing Nation—May 27, 2020—It is no secret that the summer is looking bleak with horse shows being canceled left and right. While we adjust our summer plans, our beloved horse show staff is facing some serious uncertainty as their livelihood is ripped away from them. We owe it to every manager, groom, braider, night checker, ring steward, in gate master, and grounds keeper to support them when they need us most! Imagine

Equestrian Aid Foundation Processes 160 COVID-19 Relief Grants for Industry Professionals in Crisis

April 17th, 2020

The Chronicle of the Horse—Apr. 17, 2020—The Equestrian Aid Foundation has distributed 160 relief checks to equestrians in financial crisis as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic as of April 16. 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 into

Equestrian Aid Foundation Processes 160 COVID-19 Relief Grants for Industry Professionals in Crisis

April 17th, 2020

Jumper Nation—Apr. 17, 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 into crisis,”

Equestrian Aid Foundation Processes 160 COVID-19 Relief Grants for Industry Professionals in Crisis

April 16th, 2020

The Plaid Horse—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 into