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 TrakehnerRead More >
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 wayRead More >
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.Read More >
Jose Aguilar Wins $2,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class Sponsored by Missy Luczak-Smith at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
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 happensRead More >
Catherine Tyree to Compete for Equestrian Aid Foundation in Hampton Classic Horse Show's Third Annual Jump for Charity
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 JumpRead More >
Equestrian Aid Foundation Salutes Julie Ross for Her Longstanding Commitment to the Equestrian Community
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 EquestrianRead More >
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 onRead More >
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-trackRead More >
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,Read More >
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 lifeRead More >
Linda Wondrack and Betsy Dangel with Valegro's shoe and Carl Hester. Photo by Mary Phelps. New Gloucester, Maine – Oct. 19, 2017 – A silver-plated horseshoe once worn by superstar dressage horse Valegro raised $5,000 for Equestrian Aid Foundation at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Carl Hester Symposium, held Oct. 14-15 in New Gloucester, Maine. The bidding was hot among the clinic attendees. In the end,Read More >
Devon, Pa. – June 4, 2005 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation congratulates Raymond Francis for his well-deserved United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Because he was unable to attend the USHJA annual convention to accept his award, the management of Devon Horse Show and Country Fair offered to hold the presentation in the Dixon Oval, June 1, Derby Day. Around the hunter ring, Francis’Read More >
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