Press Releases

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

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


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


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

SFHJA Continues Tradition of Support for Equestrian Community through Donation to Equestrian Aid Foundation

December 14th, 2018

The South Florida Hunter Jumper Association continued its tradition of support for the equestrian community by making a generous donation to the Equestrian Aid Foundation at the association's year-end awards banquet. Donated funds were generated through the 68th SFHJA Charity Horse Show. We could not carry out our mission without the support of SFHJA. We're indebted to the association's leadership and also to


November 22nd, 2018

Following a devastating accident, financial support from EAF allowed the Wight family to find new ways to be self-sufficient. Photo courtesy of Little Rockin' Heart Dairy   When Arabian breeder Loren Wight was permanently disabled in an accident on his family-operated Rockin’ Heart Ranch, the entire family’s livelihood was in jeopardy. A grant from the Equestrian Aid Foundation enabled Loren to keep up with the

Wellington’s On Course Consignment Marks Tenth Year as Equestrian Aid Foundation Business Partner

September 10th, 2018

Wellington, Fl – September 10, 2018 – When Wellington-based amateur equestrian and businesswoman Jacquie McCutchan opened On Course Consignment in 2008, a charitable partnership was part of her vision. Ten years later, her partnership with the Equestrian Aid Foundation has yielded over $11,000 in assistance to critically ill and injured members of the equestrian community. “Horse people are unique in the way

Equestrian Aid Foundation Honored At Monmouth at the Team

August 15th, 2018

Tucker Ericson and Michael Dowling present a check on behalf of Monmouth at the Team to Equestrian Aid Foundation board member Scot Evans. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography   Wellington, Fla. -- Aug. 16, 2018 -- Equestrian Aid Foundation was honored Tuesday evening at Monmouth at the Team in Gladstone, N.J, where show co-owners Tucker Ericson and Michael Dowling presented a check to foundation board member Scot Evans.