Press Releases

The California Wildfires: Four Ways to Help

November 14th, 2018

Horses and humans seek refuge in Zuma Beach  (Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times)   Wellington, Florida—Nov. 14, 2018—It's heartbreaking to watch the images coming out of California this week, especially those involving fellow horsemen. For those who feel compelled to help, it can be hard to know where donations will have the most impact. While many credible efforts to raise funds for California's wildfire victims

The Aftermath: How to Help Horsemen After Hurricane Michael

October 15th, 2018

At many farms across the Panhandle, little viable stabling remains following Hurricane Michael. Photo courtesy of Jodie Kelly   Hurricane Michael, the worst storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle, has left residents from Florida to the Carolinas reeling--including many members of our equestrian community.  On the outskirts of Panama City, Joe Pimentel, respected breeder and president of the Trakehner


September 24th, 2018

Janise Gray, Director of Grant Recipient Services. Photo courtesy of Janise Gray   Wellington, Fla. – Sept. 24, 2018 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation announced this week that Janise Gray has retired as the foundation’s Director of Grant Recipient Services. She had held the position for over 20 years. “For two decades, Janise has been a compassionate advocate for each and every person our foundation has assisted,” said

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.

Jose Aguilar Wins $2,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class Sponsored by Missy Luczak-Smith at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

July 29th, 2018

Class sponsor Missy Luczak-Smith with winner Jose Aguilar and Fearless, owned by Emily Durlach. Photo by Sally Floyd Kay.   Blowing Rock, N.C. – July 29, 2018 – Jose Aguilar and his charge Fearless, a 6-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Emily Durlach, topped a field of 14 entries to win the $2,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Hunter Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. “So much of a groom’s work happens

Catherine Tyree to Compete for Equestrian Aid Foundation in Hampton Classic Horse Show's Third Annual Jump for Charity

July 17th, 2018

Catherine Tyree and Enjoy Louis. Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media   Wellington, Fla. – July 18, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Catherine Tyree will represent the organization as captain of their team in the Jump for Charity presented by Sea Shore Stables. The event takes place during the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier at the 43rd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, Friday, Aug. 31. The Jump

Equestrian Aid Foundation Salutes Julie Ross for Her Longstanding Commitment to the Equestrian Community

July 5th, 2018

Wellington, Fla. - July 5, 2018 - As the mother of a professional rider who worked his way up through the ranks, Julie Ross has a keen understanding of the equestrian community from her view at the periphery. She knows about the drive and dedication of the equestrian community.  Julie Ross with her son Robert Ross, Equestrian Aid Foundation co-founder and board member.   Ten years ago, Julie Ross, mother of Equestrian

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