Press Releases

PADDOCK MASTER PRUNING RAISES OVER $15,000 FOR HORSEMEN IN CRISIS

February 26th, 2019

Winter Equestrian Festival paddock masters Tom Carlson, Mo Duhon and Pat Duncan   Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 26, 2019 –  In an unprecedented fundraising initiative for the Equestrian Aid Foundation, three ingate staff at the world-class Winter Equestrian Festival raised over $15,000 in just under two weeks... by pledging to shave their heads and beards as monetary goals were met. The effort was the brainchild of Grand

INTIMATE FINE DINING AND WINE PAIRING FEATURING DOM PÉRIGNON AND THE MASCOT BENEFITS EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION

February 12th, 2019

The courtyard of the Stewart/Berkley residence was a stunning setting for the event.  Photo by EQ Media Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2019 – The old-world European-inspired Palm Beach Polo home of equestrians Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart was the setting of a spectacular dinner to benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation, Thursday, Feb. 7. The lavish event featured Dom Pérignon, a brand synonymous with vintage Champagne

SHAPLEY’S SUPERIOR GROOMING PRODUCTS TO PARTNER WITH EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION FOR SECOND YEAR

January 7th, 2019

  Wellington, Fla. ­– Jan. 7, 2019 – Equestrian Aid Foundation and Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products will join forces for a second winter season to support the nonprofit’s mission of helping critically ill and injured horsemen. Shapley’s will donate 10 percent of product sales made on the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington,

SFHJA Continues Tradition of Support for Equestrian Community through Donation to Equestrian Aid Foundation

December 14th, 2018

The South Florida Hunter Jumper Association continued its tradition of support for the equestrian community by making a generous donation to the Equestrian Aid Foundation at the association's year-end awards banquet. Donated funds were generated through the 68th SFHJA Charity Horse Show. We could not carry out our mission without the support of SFHJA. We're indebted to the association's leadership and also to

EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION GRANT HELPS FAMILY TAKE A STEP FORWARD

November 22nd, 2018

Following a devastating accident, financial support from EAF allowed the Wight family to find new ways to be self-sufficient. Photo courtesy of Little Rockin' Heart Dairy   When Arabian breeder Loren Wight was permanently disabled in an accident on his family-operated Rockin’ Heart Ranch, the entire family’s livelihood was in jeopardy. A grant from the Equestrian Aid Foundation enabled Loren to keep up with the

The California Wildfires: Four Ways to Help

November 14th, 2018

Horses and humans seek refuge in Zuma Beach  (Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times)   Wellington, Florida—Nov. 14, 2018—It's heartbreaking to watch the images coming out of California this week, especially those involving fellow horsemen. For those who feel compelled to help, it can be hard to know where donations will have the most impact. While many credible efforts to raise funds for California's wildfire victims

The Aftermath: How to Help Horsemen After Hurricane Michael

October 15th, 2018

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 Trakehner

JANISE GRAY RETIRES AS EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION’S DIRECTOR OF GRANT RECIPIENT SERVICES

September 24th, 2018

Janise Gray, Director of Grant Recipient Services. Photo courtesy of Janise Gray   Wellington, Fla. – Sept. 24, 2018 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation announced this week that Janise Gray has retired as the foundation’s Director of Grant Recipient Services. She had held the position for over 20 years. “For two decades, Janise has been a compassionate advocate for each and every person our foundation has assisted,” said

Wellington’s On Course Consignment Marks Tenth Year as Equestrian Aid Foundation Business Partner

September 10th, 2018

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 way

Equestrian Aid Foundation Honored At Monmouth at the Team

August 15th, 2018

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.