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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

EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION OPENS DISASTER RELIEF FUND

March 26th, 2020

Horses in the South—Mar. 26, 2020—The Equestrian Aid Foundation has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to assist equestrian professionals and industry service providers in unexpected financial crisis as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation will prioritize assistance to industry professionals and service providers who have lost their primary or only income as a direct result of the pandemic.

Jacquie McCutchan Honored with 2020 Equestrian Aid Foundation Luminary Award

February 12th, 2020

Jacquie McCutchan, center, with mother Eileen Ballard and sister Liz Howse   Wellington, Fla. — Feb. 12, 2020 — The Equestrian Aid Foundation presented Jacquie McCutchan with its Luminary Award this week, an honor given to those who have exhibited an outstanding philanthropic commitment to the equestrian community. "Jacquie has been an integral part of EAF's work for over two decades," said EAF leadership team member

Equestrian Aid Foundation Selected to Participate in 2020 Great Charity Challenge

December 12th, 2019

Wellington, Fla. – Dec. 11, 2019 –  Equestrian Aid Foundation is thrilled to announce their inclusion in the 202) Great Charity Challenge. Since its inception in 2010, the Great Charity Challenge has given over $13.5 million to Palm Beach County-based charity organizations. EAF is grateful for this opportunity, and we hope you will join us on Feb. 1, 2020, to cheer on our team!

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

Second Edition of Equestrian Aid Foundation Resources Guide Now Available

October 1st, 2019

Horses Daily—Oct. 1, 2019—EAF is proud to announce the publication of its Equestrian Aid Foundation Resources Guide, 2019 Edition. The guide is a comprehensive yet succinct handbook of agencies and organizations that provide support to individuals facing times of crisis. The updated guide includes the addition of the following materials and resources: Continue reading...

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

Audi West Palm Beach Blog: How the Equestrian Aid Foundation Is Making a Difference

July 16th, 2019

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 -- With the incredible grace, power, and beauty that horses exude, it’s pretty easy to see how one could fall in love with them. Those that ride and tend to these revered animals wear the title of horseman and woman proudly—and with good reason. Of course, in working with animals so powerful, equestrians do run the risk of injury over the course of their careers. When that happens, Wellington’s 

 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grant Helps California Trainer Through Recovery Period

April 28th, 2019

Lisa Avila schooling a young eventing prospect on the cross-country course. Photo by Carolyn Orndoff.   Wellington, FL — Apr. 28, 2019 — As the daughter of a cattle foreman, California native Lisa Avila grew up in the saddle. Horsemanship was second nature. While her passion for high performance horse sports eventually led her to experiences far beyond ranch life, a generations-old ability to train horses was coded