Published Articles

Horsemen Helping Horsemen: The Grassroots Work of the Equestrian Aid Foundation

December 4th, 2018

  The Carolinas Equestrian -- Winter 2018


October 19th, 2017

Grand Prix Replay--October 19, 2017--Horse shoes have traditionally been associated with good luck, and that was certainly the case for one Dressage group in the U.S. this past week. At the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Carl Hester Symposium in New Gloucester, Maine from October 14-15, a silver-plated horseshoe worn by superstar Dressage horse Valegro and donated by top rider Hester brought in $5,000

Valegro’s Shoe Donated by Carl Hester Earns Top Dollar to Benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation

October 19th, 2017

The Plaid Horse--October 19, 2017--New Gloucester, Maine--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, Betsy Dangel from Newton Center, Massachusetts, made the highest


October 18th, 2017

Horses Daily--October 18, 2017--A silver-plated horseshoe that was once worn by Valegro has raised $5,000 for the Equestrian Aid Foundation at the New England Dressage Association ( NEDA ) Carl Hester Symposium (14-15 October) in New Gouchester, Maine. The bidding was hot between 3 women attending the clinic but in the end, Betsy Dangel from Newton Center, Mass got the final price in as the bidding closed Sunday afternoon.

Valegro’s silver shoe sells for $5,000

October 17th, 2017

Horse and Hound--October 17, 2017--A silver-plated horseshoe that was once worn by Valegro has raised $5,000 (£3,800) for an equestrian charity in a silent auction. The auction for the Equestrian Aid Foundation took place at the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Carl Hester Symposium (14-15 October) in the United States. Continue reading...

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Horse People In Need

October 6th, 2017

The Natural Horse--October 2017--Life as a horse person is physical. Success and satisfaction as a competitor, trainer, breeder, farrier, groom, working student, veterinarian, chiropractor, massage therapist or amateur hobby rider requires use—sometimes strenuous use—of an able body and mind. If an equestrian or equine professional becomes injured or ill and can’t pay their bills, the world can come crashing

Horse People Get a Leg Up from Equestrian Aid Foundation

October 3rd, 2017

Equestrian Living Magazine--October 2017--At the core of equestrians are the connection, joy, and freedom that comes from the horses they love. But when horse people become critically ill or injured, their world can unravel. Facing the inability to work or participate in the industry they love can be devastating and lead to a downward spiral against what seem like insurmountable odds. Continue reading: 

Equestrian Aid Foundation stands ready to help equestrians in need

September 7th, 2017

Wellington The Magazine--September 2017--Wellington is the winter equestrian capital of the world, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that among the area’s unique philanthropic endeavors is the Equestrian Aid Foundation, which raises money that is then given as grants to members of the equestrian community in their time of need. Continue reading:

Louise Smith: Adventures in Business and on Horseback

September 6th, 2017

Sidelines--September 2017--In high school, Louise Smith was affectionately named The Class Instigator. She's the protagonist you want to follow because of her independence, quiet courage and taste for adventure. At only 5 feet and a bit tall, her diminutive stature and warm smile immediately put you at ease. She's unassuming and approachable. You'd never guess her background if you didn't know it.    Continue reading... 

Celebrating While Helping

May 30th, 2017

Equestrian Living Magazine -- Wellington, Fla. -- April/May 2017 Two social events in Wellington, Florida, raised money for BROOKE USA and the EQUESTRIAN AID FOUNDATION. Nic Roldan’s second Sunset Polo & White Party in March to benefit Brooke USA was a true success. Nearly 1,000 guests, attired in white, raised more than $275,000 for the welfare of working equines and the humans who depend on them in some of the