Show You Care
The Show You Care program is a simple and impactful way for horse show managers to support the Equestrian Aid Foundation’s mission of helping critically ill and injured horse people—from riders and grooms to judges and ground crew: the very people who populate your show grounds day after day.
How It Works
Show managers designate classes of their choice as Show You Care classes and specify a percentage of each entry fee for those classes (from 5 to 50 percent, it’s up to you) to donate to the Equestrian Aid Foundation at the end of the show. Because the Equestrian Aid Foundation is a 501(c)(3), donations may be tax deductible.
Example: 50 riders enter a 1.40 jumper class with an entry fee of $100. The show manager decides this class will be a Show You Care class, and 10 percent of each entry fee ($10.00 x 50 = $500) will be given to the Equestrian Aid Foundation.
Acknowledging Your Support
Caring about seriously injured or ill members of the equestrian community is a great message for any show manager to send, and the Equestrian Aid Foundation will promote your show as a Show You Care partner with an e-blast/press release, on the Equestrian Aid Foundation website and in social media.
You can choose to give Show You Care lapel ribbons to competitors in designated Show You Care classes, or you can make ribbons available to any exhibitor who wishes to participate by featuring them in the horse show office. Equestrian Aid will provide information about the Show You Care program and signage for your display.
Exhibitors will be encouraged to wear their ribbons throughout the show and share their photos on social media (hashtags #ShowYouCare and #EquestrianAidFoundation). The Equestrian Aid Foundation will award a prize to the contest participant with the best hash-tagged picture each month.
Co-Branding Show You Care Classes
The Equestrian Aid Foundation will provide:
- An advertisement with a brief overview of the Show You Care program for your prize list.
- Public address announcements to promote your participation in the Show You Care program on site.
- Brochures for the horse show office and co-branded signage for the horse show office and exhibitor areas.
At the End of the Horse Show
Your only responsibility is to mail a donation the Equestrian Aid Foundation for the determined percentage of entry fees from the Show You Care classes. Then we’ll send you a charitable donation receipt letter.
To get involved, email Emily at Emily@EquestrianAid.org.
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Together, we can make a difference!