The Withers Winery: Teaming Up with Equestrian Aid

February 28th, 2017

It's often been said that our horses are members of the family, and Andrew and Kathleen Tow offer no exception. In fact, when they founded The Withers Winery in 2013, Kathleen's dressage mount Mr. Burgess trotted his way right onto the label. Mind you, this is not some average winery with a horsey theme; the Tows' wines have been touted in  The Wall Street Journal  and praised by the toughest critics in the industry.

That's All Folks!: Equestrian Aid Wins $20,000 in 2017 Great Charity Challenge

February 7th, 2017

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 Challenge

Great news about the 2017 great charity challenge

December 6th, 2016

 We are thrilled to announce that we've been selected to participate in the 2017 Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments! The event--a showjumping competition in which each team rides for a local charity--has become a hallmark of the Winter Equestrian Festival. In the past seven years, the Great Charity Challenge has given over $9.2 million to 200 Palm Beach County charities. We are thankful

“MRSA” Can Affect People and Horses

November 8th, 2016

But don't panic: healthy horse / healthy rider practices can protect you and your animals Karen Helton Rhodes, DVM & Terri Bonenberger , DVM Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists   Heading to Florida Soon? The mass migration of the equine community to warmer climates during the winter season is a timely reason to raise the alarm about MRSA. Warm humid temperatures associated with dense populations of horses

Q&A: Carolyn Davey

October 31st, 2016

Amateur dressage rider Carolyn Davey received financial support from the Equestrian Aid Foundation for six months in 2016 after she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Thanks to positive results from a clinical trial she’s participating in--along with the steadfast support of her friends, help from Equestrian Aid, and a healthy lifestyle--she’s fought her way back to good health. We caught up with

Consign & Design of Wellington Supports Equestrians in Need

October 28th, 2016

Redecorating your house? Did you know your old dining room set or end table could translate into support for a critically ill or injured equestrian? Nanci Smith, manager of Consign and Design of Wellington, and Equestrian Aid Foundation board member Ken Berkley have initiated a program that does just that. For those in the South Florida area who are interested in rehoming their upscale furniture, Consign and Design

Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Back

October 21st, 2016

Practical Horseman--October 2016--Quarter Horse advocate and equine veterinary technician Kerri Burke had just purchased private health insurance when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2013. Her insurance company initially denied her financial support for treatments, claiming the cancer was a pre-existing condition. As Kerri’s medical bills began piling up, she increasingly felt that financially


September 9th, 2016

We are thrilled that Equus Events is supporting Equestrian Aid at their Aiken Fall Festival I and II horse shows. If you are at the show, please purchase a $10 armband at the show office to support fellow equestrians in need! Many thanks to the Godards for sharing our mission. If you can't attend the show but would like to lend a helping hand, you can make a tax-deductible donation here . 100% of your gift will support the Equestrian

Equestrian Aid Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Horse People in Need

July 25th, 2016

Join the fight today to bring a better tomorrow to people from all corners of the horse world who are coping with life-changing injury or illness and limited financial resources. “Equestrian Aid has made a difference in the lives of so many. This milestone celebrates all of those who share our mission. We join our grant recipients in sending heartfelt thanks to the many people and companies that have supported the Foundation