Since its inception in 1996, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has given over $2.7 million in assistance to equestrians in 30 states across America.
Our grant recipients come from all disciplines and all walks of life.
Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 8, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation and Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products have teamed up to support of the nonprofit’s mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. Shapley’s will donate 10 percent of all local product retail sales during the winter season circuit competitions at HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and the Winter EquestrianRead More >
Steven Castillo. Photo by Graham Photography Wellington, Fla. – Nov. 16, 2017 – Steven Castillo can’t remember a life without horses. He dabbled in the jumpers and eventing then fell in love with dressage. Castillo, who hails from the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, became a successful trainer, competitor, instructor and judge. He carved out his career with what he describes as a mixed bag of horses. He remembersRead 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 >
Christine Campbell . Photo by Diane Hackett. Wellington, Fla. – Oct. 16, 2017 – Christine Campbell is fearless in the face of challenge and she has led the life to prove it. An equestrian from an early age, she rode with Ronnie Mutch, earned her colors with the Smithtown Hunt and was a whipper-in for the Fairfield County Hounds. She has trained field hunters to grand prix jumpers, ridden internationally and has workedRead More >
The Natural Horse--October 2017--Life as a horse person is physical. Success and satisfaction as a competitor, trainer, breeder, farrier, groom, working student, veterinarian, chiropractor, massage therapist or amateur hobby rider requires use—sometimes strenuous use—of an able body and mind. If an equestrian or equine professional becomes injured or ill and can’t pay their bills, the world can come crashingRead More >
Equestrian Living Magazine--October 2017--At the core of equestrians are the connection, joy, and freedom that comes from the horses they love. But when horse people become critically ill or injured, their world can unravel. Facing the inability to work or participate in the industry they love can be devastating and lead to a downward spiral against what seem like insurmountable odds. Continue reading:Read More >
Sidelines--September 2017--In high school, Louise Smith was affectionately named The Class Instigator. She's the protagonist you want to follow because of her independence, quiet courage and taste for adventure. At only 5 feet and a bit tall, her diminutive stature and warm smile immediately put you at ease. She's unassuming and approachable. You'd never guess her background if you didn't know it. Continue reading...Read More >
Photo by Ric Shaffer Photography. Wellington, Fla. – Aug.13, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Monmouth at the Team, held Aug.14-20 in Gladstone, New Jersey, will participate in their new horse show program, Show You Care. The show management has designated Wednesday’s Low Adult Hunter and the $1,500 Bit O’ Straw Pre-Adult and Pre-Child Classic, sponsored by Signature Spurs as Show You Care classes.Read More >
Missy Luczak-Smith and Doug Smith Sponsor Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
Blowing Rock, N.C. – Aug. 3, 2017 – Board member Missy Luczak-Smith and her husband Doug Smith sponsored the annual $1,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Hunter Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show on Sunday, July 30. The class had a record turnout of grooms and their charges, but it was Daniel Gomez who won the top prize with Caroline Moran’s Bacardi, a gleaming, gray KWPN gelding by Casco. (At left: MeredithRead More >
Georgina Bloomberg to Compete for Equestrian Aid Foundation in Hampton Classic Horse Show's Second Annual Jump for Charity
Wellington, Fla. – July 21, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Georgina Bloomberg 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 $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by LONGINES at the 42nd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, Friday, Sept.1. Jump for Charity is a fun way for the audienceRead More >
Wellington, Fla. – June 16, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation will launch their new horse show program, Show You Care , at the Colorado Horse Park’s Week IV of the popular hunter/jumper show series Summer in the Rockies. Equestrian Aid Foundation is the designated charity during Week IV, which runs from June 28-July 2 . “We care about the people who make up our horse community and support the mission of Equestrian Aid Foundation,”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 >
Wellington, Fla. – May 8, 2017 – Today Equestrian Aid Foundation announced their new horse show program, Show You Care . The organization provides financial assistance to members of the horse community who suffer from catastrophic illness and injury and they are reaching out to horse show managers across the country to help them with their mission. “Linda Andrisani, a well-respected US Equestrian “R” judge, andRead More >
Palm Beach County and their equestrian communities gathered together on Sunday, Feb. 12, for the Equestrian Aid Foundation’s annual event: a night that they will never forget. Althea was held at The Global Dressage Festival Stadium of Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. “For this year’s benefit, we decided to take a unique approach. We provided a magical and magnificent experience presentedRead More >
With special thanks to Team Looney Tunes, Equestrian Aid placed 25th in the 2017 Great Charity Challenge, winning $20,000 to further our mission of supporting critically ill and injured equestrians. Team riders were Kira Kerkorian, Tegan Treacy and Stella Manship, and sponsors included the Kerkorian and Treacy families and Palm Beach Equine Clinic. Since its inception in 2010, the Great Charity ChallengeRead More >
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Equestrian Aid provides support and hope when it’s needed most.
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