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Sandro Hit Breeding Offered to Benefit Equestrian Aid Foundation

WELLINGTON, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2013) – The fifth annual Equestrian Aid Foundation “Inspection Reception” Fundraiser will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 5-8 pm at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby in Loxahatchee, Fla. The highlight of the evening will be the live bidding for a breeding to World and Olympic Champion Sandro Hit.

In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he won the USEF/Performance Horse Registry Leading Sire Award as best dressage sire in the USA. The influence of Sandro Hit is of epochal significance to dressage breeding worldwide. Thoroughbred-typed, modern, harmonious, strongly moving and gifted with a fascinating charisma, Sandro Hit’s progeny conquered the market and made his sire a line-founding stallion of modernity. His breeding record shines through unprecedented superlatives: Auction highlights from foals to riding horses, more than 180 licensed stallions including Champion Stallions, championship candidates, Grand Prix winner up to Olympians.

To register to bid by phone or text, please contact skursar@gmail.com, mary@horsesdaily.com or call 704.650.1604 to arrange a bidder’s assistant. Only those present to bid or those registered to bid offsite will be eligible to win this exciting opportunity.

Guests will enjoy dinner and drinks at the beautiful show grounds at the Horse Park at Equestrian Estates immediately following the FEI Jog. Auction items will be on display during the afternoon at the IHS Palm Beach Derby gathering place, “The Beer Garden,” to bid on items or make donations.

“We have a great selection of auction items we all use and need, and this year we are excited and honored to have a breeding to Sandro Hit, donated the breeding manager from Schockemöhle Stallion service station at Performance Horse Sales International, Germany,” said Mary Phelps, Equestrian Aid Foundation co-chairman to the board of governors and organizer of this annual event. “Our one-of-a-kind celebrity items, including a Super Bowl football signed by Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco, rock star signed items, as well as an array of product baskets and unique riding opportunities with Robert Dover, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, Jan Eberling and Courtney King-Dye. See our Dressage Daily.com website for more information on the auction items.”

For more than 17 years, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has provided financial assistance to equestrians, horsemen and equine professionals who are suffering from catastrophic illnesses or injuries throughout their time of need. Funding for medical, rehabilitation and essential expenses – such as food and housing – enables recipients to cope through crisis and get back on their feet. The EAF is dedicated to helping people from all riding disciplines, equine professions, backgrounds and ages. Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

Sheryl Kursar, APR
Managing Director
Equestrian Aid Foundation
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Online Charity Auction Benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility Continues

GEORGETOWN, KY – FEBRUARY 5, 2013 – “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby,” the 4th Annual Online Charity Auction produced by Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, and custom millinery Maggie Mae Designs, continued February 1st as bidding opened on a new handcrafted Kentucky Derby Hat.

Old Friends opened bidding on “The Popcorn Deelites,” a beautiful chapeau honoring the gelding more famous for his role in the film Seabiscuit than his years in the claiming ranks on the racetrack.

Bidding will be conducted for 10 days only. Go to the Old Friends website at www.oldfriendsequine.org and follow the link. The hat can also be viewed by visiting www.maggiemaedesigns.com.

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SAVE THE DATE! “Salute to Driving” Benefit to Support the USET Foundation

The "Salute to Driving" will take place March 1-3, 2013. Photo By: Vicki Long

Windsor, SC – January 25, 2013 – The Third Annual Salute to Driving fundraising event is pleased to announce that it will once again be held in Windsor, SC, March 1-3, 2013. Each year, this event benefits the country’s High Performance Driving programs for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. The exciting weekend will feature a beautiful dinner and auction on Saturday evening, multiple driving clinics with some of the world’s top trainers, and a Combined Test Competition for any drivers Preliminary-Advanced on Sunday. The Salute to Driving event is being held to help raise awareness and educate different audiences about the discipline of driving.

Salute to Driving will kick off its festivities on Friday, March 1, 2013, with dressage clinics by Michael Freund and Sterling Graburn at Chateau Log and Courage to Lead Farms. Auditing these clinics is free, and Freund will lead the USEF long listed drivers while Graburn teaches the developing drivers. Other special events include a hazard demonstration and clinic, harnessing demonstrations farrier demonstration, and a carriage exhibit.

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2012 Interagro Collection National Auction Showcases Young Horses and Weanlings to Crowd of Enthusiastic Buyers

Photo courtesy of Murilo Constantino

Itapira, Brazil (September 18, 2012) – Interagro Lusitanos was filled with the sounds of bidding and sights of stunning Lusitano horses at their annual Interagro Collection National Auction, which took place on August 25, 2012 in Itapira, Brazil.  The auction featured horses from both Interagro and their guest breeder, Rocas do Vouga, and was for the first time the National auction was open to an international audience. Some of the new features included an app, which allowed buyers to view all of the horses in the auction on their mobile devices, as well as an English website and x-rays on the 12 adult horses presented.  Over 430 guests attended the anticipated event, and 9 of the Lusitanos sold were purchased by buyers from other Brazilian states and other countries, including the United States.

The 2012 Interagro Collection was a combination of the 21st Annual Interagro Collection National Auction and the 5th Annual Lusitano Collection International Auction, and marked the first time that the auctions were combined.  The much-anticipated event presented a select number of premium Lusitano horses from both breeders.  All of the Lusitanos are evaluated from birth for their athleticism, trainability, and temperament. Interagro and Rocas do Vouga sold 25 weanlings and 9 sporthorse prospects at the auction, including Diacono Interagro, Dream do Vouga, Euforia do Vouga, Hamilcar Interagro, and Dervixe Interagro.

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JustWorld International Partners with Hampton Classic Horse Show

The JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction will take place August 31 during the 2012 Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, NY. Photo by Sportfot.com

Bridgehampton, New York – For the sixth consecutive year, Just World International will partner with the Hampton Classic Horse Show taking place August 26 to September 2, 2012, in Bridgehampton, NY.

For the past five years, JustWorld International and the Hampton Classic Horse Show have enjoyed a successful partnership promoting JustWorld’s dedication to helping underprivileged children in developing nations around the world.

This year, the Hampton Classic Horse Show will once again feature several JustWorld fundraising and awareness events including the popular Horseless Horse Show and Silent Auction.  Beginning at approximately 4 p.m. during the Exhibitor’s Party on Friday, August 31, the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show invites children of all ages to compete on foot in a variety of different classes including Short Stirrup Jumpers, Children’s Jumper, High Jump Puissance, Pair Relay Jumpers and a Grand Prix with a Jump-Off.  Ribbons and prizes will be presented in all divisions.

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Interagro Lusitanos Win at Exposição Internacional do Cavalo Lusitano

Now Focus Switches to August Auction in Brazil

Semaneiro Interagro and Viajor Interagro, owned by Mr. Alvaro Coelho da Fonseca, competed in the pairs driving category. (Photos courtesy of Interagro Lusitanos)

Itapira, Brazil (July 30, 2012) – The world-renown Interagro Lusitanos won a bevy of ribbons during the Exposição Internacional do Cavalo Lusitano – the 31st International Lusitano Show held in Brazil. Interagro Lusitanos, the largest breeder and exporter of Lusitano horses in the world, was founded in 1975 by Dr. Paulo Gavião Gonzaga to preserve the Lusitano breed.  Since its founding, Interagro’s breeding program has flourished and the Interagro Lusitanos have found far-reaching success in show rings around the world.

“The International Lusitano Show was a huge success and we are so proud of all of our horses,” said Cecilia Gonzaga, Managing Director of Interagro Lusitanos. “Coudelaria Rocas do Vouga won the Best Breeder and Best Exhibitor Award, which thrills us because they are our partners for the Lusitano Collection International Horse Auction. Their horses and riders put in excellent performances, and overall it was a fantastic presentation from Rocas do Vouga.  Our own riders and horses from Interagro gave them a run for their money, with top placings in dressage and working equitation.”

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Kristen VanderVeen Defends Her Title in the $50,000 Parker Adventist Grand Prix

More Than $6,000 Raised for Wildfire Relief

Kristen VanderVeen defended her title in the $50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix. Photos: Flying Horse Photography

Parker, CO — Six weeks of fantastic competition and wonderful events at the Colorado Horse Park (CHP) were capped off with a weekend to remember. There was truly something for everyone, including pony rides and face painting for military families during the second annual Military Appreciation Day; equestrian safety and the distribution of free helmets during the Parker Adventist Hospital Helmet Fitting; and the Wildfire Relief Fundraising Auction spearheaded by Liliane Stransky and her Step by Step Foundation that raised more than $6,000 for the victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. The day concluded with world-class competition in the $50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix.

Kristen VanderVeen, of St. Charles, IL, defended her title as reigning champion of the biggest Grand Prix of the Colorado Summer Circuit. On her horse Bull Run’s Zino Platinum, VanderVeen led the victory gallop for the second year in a row. Bull Run’s Zino Platinum is an 11-year-old Holsteiner (Accorodo) and has been with VanderVeen for about a year and a half.

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Colorado Horse Park and Step by Step Foundation Form an Alliance to Relieve Fire Victims

Benefit Auction to Be Held after $50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix

Daniela Stansky is just 15 years old and already committed to helping others through her work in her mom's charity, the Step by Step Foundation. Photo: Flying Horse Photography

Parker, CO — The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) and the Step by Step Foundation are working together to help support the victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. As an alliance they are assembling a Wildfire Relief Fundraising Auction, and all proceeds will go directly to Colorado Springs Together, which serves as the primary community organization to restore the lives and structures affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The benefit auction will take place at CHP (7522 S. Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134) on Saturday July 21 in front of the main office beginning at 3:00 p.m.

“We are seeing some amazing outpouring of support for the residents affected by the Waldo Canyon fire.  If everyone will do just one small thing to help, the results can be profound,” the Mayor of Colorado Springs, Steve Bach, told CHP.

Step by Step Foundation and CHP agreed, and are leaping to the aid of fire victims with a fundraiser to be held at the park. “Colorado is our community and in times like this we want to help,” said Kyle Fenner, CEO of CHP Foundation 501 (c) (3). “We are lucky to have the vehicle to do it, so we all jumped on board!”

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UK Basketball Tickets and Memorabilia, Visit to Star Thoroughbred Zenyatta with Halter Available at June 16 CKRH Fundraiser

Bids accepted by telephone until 4 p.m. on June 14

LEXINGTON, Ky (June 7, 2012 – originally released May 31, 2012) – Two lower-arena tickets to all home games to watch the reigning NCAA champion University of Kentucky men’s basketball team play in 2012-13 and a halter worn by Zenyatta along with the opportunity to visit the Thoroughbred superstar will be offered to the highest bidder at the ninth annual Night of the Stars, the annual fundraiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), on June 16 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. CKRH is a 31-year-old program based at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies for people of all ages.

“A Call to Adventure” is the theme of this year’s Night of the Stars, which includes cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions. The event begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $100.

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Auction Offers Spectacular Items and Raises over $35,000 during Palm Beach Dressage Derby

Carol Cohen, second from left, won the breeding to World Champion Totilas during the Equestrian Aid Foundation/Palm Beach Dressage Derby ‘Inspection Reception’ auction. (Photo courtesy of Mary Phelps)

Wellington, FL (March 27, 2012) – The fourth annual Equestrian Aid (EAF) Palm Beach Dressage Derby “Inspection Reception” Fundraiser exceeded expectations, showing just how generous the dressage community is to their fellow equestrians.  The evening of bidding raised just over $35,000 for the EAF, and included some of the most spectacular and unique auction items to date.  The Equestrian Aid Foundation’s purpose is to help equestrians who have fallen on hard times, and the auction took place Thursday, March 1st at the beautiful Equestrian Estates show grounds immediately following the FEI Jog for the famous Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI.

“The Palm Beach Dressage Derby kickoff party is a long standing tradition, with history going back over fifteen years,” said Mary Phelps, one of the key organizers and promoters of the event.  “Four years ago the kickoff party was turned over to the Equestrian Aid Foundation, and we want to thank all who have contributed to its success over the years.”  Items were on display in the elegant “Beer Garden,” a new addition to the historic show grounds.  The Equestrian Aid Foundation has delivered financial assistance to equestrians, horsemen, and equine professionals who are suffering from catastrophic illness or injuries throughout their time of need and relies on the generous funding of the equestrian community.

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