Press Releases

Photo Finish for the Meyers in EAF's Second Annual Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run

March 8th, 2023

Eleanor Meyer and Justus Meyer crossing the finish line in the second annual EAF Strides for Hope 5K. Photo by Alden Corrigan Media Wellington, Fla. — Feb. 23, 2023 — In a photo finish, Eleanor and Justus Meyer topped a field of nearly 300 participants to win the Equestrian Aid Foundation's second annual Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run. The event, held on President's Day at Wellington's Village Park, netted over $60,000

New Logo, New Look. Same Commitment.

November 17th, 2022

Wellington, Fla. – Nov. 16, 2022 – Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to introduce a new logo that reflects the ongoing evolution of its mission. Founded over 25 years ago in direct response to the AIDS epidemic, EAF continues to deliver critical aid to equestrians in crisis today.  "Undoubtedly, the landscape and imminent challenges facing our community have changed over the course of 26 years," said EAF co-founder

EAF Opens Disaster Relief Fund to Help Horsemen Affected by Hurricane Ian

September 30th, 2022

Wellington, Fla. – Sept. 30, 2022 – In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has opened its Disaster Relief Fund to help horsemen in the storm's path with their most urgent needs as they work to regain stability. "While the Equestrian Aid Foundation is fully operational after the storm, this one hit home for us because Florida is home," said board member Robert

Aguilar Wins Tenth Annual EAF Grooms Class at BRCHS

August 3rd, 2022

  Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class winner Jose Aguilar, Undeniable, and EAF board member and class sponsor Missy Luczak-Smith. Photo by Cathrin Cammett  Blowing Rock, N.C. – August 3, 2022 – Jose Aguilar topped a field of 19 entries to win the $2,000 EAF Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show on Sunday. His victory with Ann Rice Ervin’s 2015 KWPN gelding Undeniable marks his return to the winner’s circle

Pugliese, Romond Top the Field in EAF's Inaugural Strides for Hope 5K

February 23rd, 2022

  The inaugural Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run. Photo by Alden Corrigan Media   Wellington, Fla. — Feb. 23, 2022 — Jack Pugliese and Laena Romond topped a field of over 200 participants to win top honors in the Equestrian Aid Foundation's inaugural Strides for Hope 5K Walk/Run. The event, held on President's Day at Wellington's Village Park, raised over $50,000 for the foundation's mission of helping horsemen who face

EAF Presents Spirit of Service Awards to Equestrian Community Leaders at Monmouth at the Team

September 14th, 2021

    Long Valley, N.J. — Sept. 14, 2021 — When Tropical Storm Henri forced an early end to Monmouth at the Team, it also postponed the presentation of the Equestrian Aid Foundation's Spirit of Service Awards. However, the storm did not dampen EAF's desire to recognize the horse show and its award recipients.   EAF's Spirit of Service Awards honor equestrians whose leadership, volunteerism and goodwill strengthen their

First Time's a Charm for Daniel Castillo in $4,000 EAF Grooms Class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

August 3rd, 2021

  Angela Pollack, Missy Luczak-Smith, and Daniel Castillo with As Ever. Photo by Cathrin Cammett. Aug. 3, 2021 – Blowing Rock, NC – Professional groom Daniel Castillo is no stranger to horse shows, but last Sunday was the first time he attended one as a competitor. In his first venture into the show ring, Castillo topped a field of twenty entries to win the ninth annual Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class at the Blowing

Concussion Discussion: Getting Back In the Saddle With the Help of Hyperbaric Therapy

May 24th, 2021

  With roots in dressage and a current career on the track, Jennifer Miller paid a visit to her former Grand Prix dressage mount days before her recent accident. May 25, 2021 – Wellington, FL – In December of 2020, career equestrian Jenn Miller was involved in a freak accident on a Florida farm and suffered her second major traumatic brain injury. The Equestrian Aid Foundation partnered with the Help Our Wounded Foundation

Duchossois' Legacy Shines In Aiken Charity Horse Show's Support of Equestrian Aid Foundation

May 18th, 2021

96       Bruce Duchossois is remembered throughout the equestrian community for his genuine love of horse sports and his hands-on approach to philanthropy.    May 18, 2021–Wellington, Fla.–The Equestrian Aid Foundation is honored to be a beneficiary of the 2021 Aiken Charity Horse, which culminated Sunday at Bruce’s Field. The two-week annual event is held in memory of Bruce Duchossois, a former EAF board member and

Equestrian Aid Foundation Announces COVID Recovery Grant for Palm Beach County Equestrian Industry Workers

March 22nd, 2021

  Lenir Perez, Ana Sofia Perez, and Juan Andres Rodriguez competed for EAF in the 2021 Great Charity Challenge. Photo by Lois Spatz   Mar. 22, 2021—Wellington, Fla.—The Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce the creation of its Equestrian Recovery Grant Opportunity (ERGO) program. The program—a one-time grant opportunity for qualifying equestrian professionals and industry service providers—has been