Press Releases

Jose Aguilar Wins $2,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class Sponsored by Missy Luczak-Smith at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

July 29th, 2018

Class sponsor Missy Luczak-Smith with winner Jose Aguilar and Fearless, owned by Emily Durlach. Photo by Sally Floyd Kay.   Blowing Rock, N.C. – July 29, 2018 – Jose Aguilar and his charge Fearless, a 6-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Emily Durlach, topped a field of 14 entries to win the $2,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Hunter Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. “So much of a groom’s work happens

Catherine Tyree to Compete for Equestrian Aid Foundation in Hampton Classic Horse Show's Third Annual Jump for Charity

July 17th, 2018

Catherine Tyree and Enjoy Louis. Photo ©Alden Corrigan Media   Wellington, Fla. – July 18, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Catherine Tyree 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 $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier at the 43rd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, Friday, Aug. 31. The Jump

Equestrian Aid Foundation Salutes Julie Ross for Her Longstanding Commitment to the Equestrian Community

July 5th, 2018

Wellington, Fla. - July 5, 2018 - As the mother of a professional rider who worked his way up through the ranks, Julie Ross has a keen understanding of the equestrian community from her view at the periphery. She knows about the drive and dedication of the equestrian community.  Julie Ross with her son Robert Ross, Equestrian Aid Foundation co-founder and board member.   Ten years ago, Julie Ross, mother of Equestrian

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Breeder With Necessities After Catastrophic Accident

May 24th, 2018

     A freak accident had far-reaching repercussions for horse breeder Loren Wight and his family. Photo courtesy of the Wight family   Wellington, Fla.--May 24, 2018--Committed to a life of serving others, Loren and Nancy Wight once suspended their Egyptian Arabian breeding operation and moved to Honduras for a year, where Loren helped local communities as an ophthalmic technologist. Now, he is learning to be on

Grant Recipient Kathy Poppe-Pullen Determined to Adapt After Double Amputation

April 30th, 2018

  Kathy Poppe-Pullen with a student. Photo courtesy of Kathy Poppe-Pullen   Kathy Poppe-Pullen won the 2015 Trainer of the Year award from the Central New Jersey Horsemen’s Association with an impressive list of credentials. She had decades of experience as a hunter-jumper professional and her USEF judge’s card. She was a member with colors of the Monmouth County Hunt. She had a talent for retraining off-the-track

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Eventer Kim Meier Cope After Life-Altering Injury

April 9th, 2018

Kim Meier and Test Run had a top-10 finish at Kentucky Rolex Three Day Event in 2004. Photo by Dean Graham   Wellington, Fla. – Apr. 9, 2018 – Kim Meier reached the pinnacle of eventing before tragedy struck. In 2007 she was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a freak accident. For Kim and horse people like her facing catastrophic injury and illness, life becomes a struggle. Kim carved her career in classic eventer fashion,

Vote Equestrian Aid Foundation as Best Charity in Equestrian Living's 2018 EQ Gold List

April 2nd, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Equestrian Aid Foundation was nominated for favorite charity in Equestrian Living magazine's annual Gold List. In 2017, EAF earned honors as a favorite equestrian-related charity. This year's winners will be published in the popular September Gold List issue of the magazine.     Show your support and help Equestrian Aid Foundation get much-needed exposure so we can assist more horse

Luminary Award Presented to Stephanie Riggio Bulger for Service to Equestrian Aid Foundation

March 13th, 2018

Stephanie Riggio Bulger accepts the Equestrian Aid Foundation Luminary Award. Photo by EQ Media   Wellington, Fla. – March 12, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation founders, board members, staff and friends honored Stephanie Riggio Bulger with their Luminary Award for her invaluable service to the organization. Founders Robert Dover, chef d’équipe of the U.S. Dressage team and Robert Ross hosted a private party Sunday,

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Farrier Get Back on Track After Serious Injury

February 22nd, 2018

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 22, 2018 – Trevor Lent made his living as a farrier until the day he was kicked so badly that both his kneecap and femur shattered. After an initial unsuccessful surgery, his doctor performed a total knee replacement that left him temporarily non-weight bearing and permanently unable to return to his livelihood of shoeing horses. Without income from his work, the once self-reliant cowboy’s life

Author and Trainer Shane Ledyard to Support Equestrian Aid Foundation through Book Sales

February 20th, 2018

    Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce that author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the organization through February. Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.   Purchase “Sycamore