Press Releases

Shapley’s Superior Grooming Products Partners with Equestrian Aid Foundation

January 8th, 2018

Wellington, Fla. ­– Jan. 8, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation and Shapley’s Superior Equine Grooming Products have teamed up to support of the nonprofit’s mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. Shapley’s will donate 10 percent of all local product retail sales during the winter season circuit competitions at HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and the Winter Equestrian

Equestrian Aid Foundation's Lifeline Helps Trainer Steven Castillo

November 16th, 2017

Steven Castillo. Photo by Graham Photography     Wellington, Fla. – Nov. 16, 2017 – Steven Castillo can’t remember a life without horses. He dabbled in the jumpers and eventing then fell in love with dressage. Castillo, who hails from the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, became a successful trainer, competitor, instructor and judge. He carved out his career with what he describes as a mixed bag of horses. He remembers

Valegro's Shoe Donated By Carl Hester Earns Top Dollar to Benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation

October 19th, 2017

Linda Wondrack and Betsy Dangel with Valegro's shoe and Carl Hester. Photo by Mary Phelps.   New Gloucester, Maine – Oct. 19, 2017 – A silver-plated horseshoe once worn by superstar dressage horse Valegro raised $5,000 for Equestrian Aid Foundation at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Carl Hester Symposium, held Oct. 14-15 in New Gloucester, Maine. The bidding was hot among the clinic attendees. In the end,

Recipient Christine Campbell Forges Ahead

October 17th, 2017

  Christine Campbell . Photo by Diane Hackett.   Wellington, Fla. – Oct. 16, 2017 – Christine Campbell is fearless in the face of challenge and she has led the life to prove it. An equestrian from an early age, she rode with Ronnie Mutch, earned her colors with the Smithtown Hunt and was a whipper-in for the Fairfield County Hounds. She has trained field hunters to grand prix jumpers, ridden internationally and has worked

Monmouth at the Team to Participate as a Show You Care Competition

August 15th, 2017

Photo by Ric Shaffer Photography.   Wellington, Fla. – Aug.13, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Monmouth at the Team, held Aug.14-20 in Gladstone, New Jersey, will participate in their new horse show program, Show You Care. The show management has designated Wednesday’s Low Adult Hunter and the $1,500 Bit O’ Straw Pre-Adult and Pre-Child Classic, sponsored by Signature Spurs as Show You Care classes.

Missy Luczak-Smith and Doug Smith Sponsor Equestrian Aid Foundation Grooms Class at Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

August 4th, 2017

Blowing Rock, N.C. ­– Aug. 3, 2017 – Board member Missy Luczak-Smith and her husband Doug Smith sponsored the annual $1,000 Equestrian Aid Foundation Hunter Grooms Class at the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show on Sunday, July 30. The class had a record turnout of grooms and their charges, but it was Daniel Gomez who won the top prize with Caroline Moran’s Bacardi, a gleaming, gray KWPN gelding by Casco. (At left: Meredith

Equestrian Aid Foundation Awarded Gold Status from GuideStar

July 26th, 2017

 Wellington, Fla. ­– July 26, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce that it was awarded Gold Status from GuideStar, the world's leading provider of information about nonprofit organizations. GuideStar's Gold Status is awarded to recognize nonprofit transparency and accountability. Out of 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations listed in GuideStar, only .5 percent have achieved

Georgina Bloomberg to Compete for Equestrian Aid Foundation in Hampton Classic Horse Show's Second Annual Jump for Charity

July 25th, 2017

Wellington, Fla. – July 21, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Georgina Bloomberg 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 $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by LONGINES at the 42nd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, Friday, Sept.1. Jump for Charity is a fun way for the audience

Equestrian Aid Foundation to Launch Show You Care Program at Summer in the Rockies

June 16th, 2017

Wellington, Fla. – June 16, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation will launch their new horse show program, Show You Care , at the Colorado Horse Park’s Week IV of the popular hunter/jumper show series Summer in the Rockies. Equestrian Aid Foundation is the designated charity during Week IV, which runs from June 28-July 2 . “We care about the people who make up our horse community and support the mission of Equestrian Aid Foundation,”

Equestrian Aid Foundation Congratulates Raymond Francis on USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award

June 4th, 2017

Devon, Pa. – June 4, 2005 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation congratulates Raymond Francis for his well-deserved United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Because he was unable to attend the USHJA annual convention to accept his award, the management of Devon Horse Show and Country Fair offered to hold the presentation in the Dixon Oval, June 1, Derby Day. Around the hunter ring, Francis’