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Team FarmVet Does It Again!

Second Annual Sidelines Tetrathlon Presented by MeadowView & The Riggio Family a Great Success

EAF recipient Rick Albertson and Courtney King-Dye judged the dressage phase of the competition with assistance from Koryn Staehling (far right). Photo credit: Sarah Dodge

WELLINGTON, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2012) – The FarmVet team of Christian Currey, Ashley Holzer, Candice King and Whistle Uys proved to be the team to beat again this year as they won the Second Annual Sidelines Tetrathlon. Presented by MeadowView & The Riggio Family, the FarmVet team took the early lead to beat teams MeadowView, Palm Beach Equine Clinic and newcomer Flintfields Horse Park. The annual event, which benefits the Equestrian Aid Foundation, was held Sunday, February 5, 2012, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Jim Brandon Equestrian Center was transformed into the Wild West – complete with a saloon and jail, where some guests spent part of the evening after being secured by the sheriff’s posse. The saloon, by PortAParty, created a great environment for football fans with four large-screen TVs. Guests were welcomed with signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and appetizers from Oli’s Fashion Grill. Event co-chairmen R. Bruce Duchossois and R. Scot Evans presented an evening of equestrian competition, great food, games and silent auction experiences.

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Ready for Second Annual Sidelines Tetrathlon

Jane Forbes Clark to Receive Inaugural Luminary Award; Sarah B. Willeman Also to Be Honored

WELLINGTON, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2012) – The second-annual Sidelines Equestrian Tetrathlon Presented by MeadowView & The Riggio Family to benefit the Equestrian Aid Foundation will be Sunday, February 5, 2012, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The wild, wild west-themed evening will feature the best of Palm Beach’s restaurant fare and signature cocktails with guest chefs to tempt your palette; and silent auction items to entice your sense of adventure; with the headline of the night being world-class horsemen and women in the greatest discipline switch ever imagined.

R. Bruce Duchossois, renowned equestrian and member of the board of directors, oversee the festivities with event co-chair R. Scot Evans, the EAF’s president.

Defending Team FarmVet will take on sponsored teams MeadowView, Palm Beach Equine Clinic and newcomer Flintfields Horse Park. Success Equestrian has outfitted the dressage, show jumping and reining horses in the competition with new no-slip saddle pads.

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“Straight Talk” Stories of Hope and Inspiration from Recipients of the Equestrian Aid Foundation

Thank You and Happy New Year!

Thank you for your support of the Equestrian Aid Foundation and its programs to help equestrians, horsemen and equine professionals who are suffering from catastrophic illnesses and injuries.

We are so grateful. Here are just a few of the people you’ve touched this year with your donations, in their own words of gratitude.

As 2011 comes to a close, I hope you’ll consider a tax-deductible donation that will improve the lives of so many in 2012.

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year!

I want to make a difference – donate now.

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Building a Legacy of Hope – The Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund

Friends and supporters of the Equestrian Aid Foundation gathered last week at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Ky., to launch the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund. Named for legendary horseman Charlie Weaver, who passed away in 2010 from injuries sustained in a riding accident, the endowment fund will ensure the EAF’s mission continues to help those in dire need for decades to come.

The launch party was generously sponsored by R. Bruce Duchossois, Missy Luczak Smith and Doug Smith, and friends of the EAF.

“Creating an endowment fund is necessary to ensure long-term benefits exist and our commitment to help those in need is steadfast,” said R. Scot Evans, president of the Equestrian Aid Foundation. “Charlie was admired and respected by so many and it is an honor to remember him with the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund.

“Launching the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund during the Alltech National Horse Show was an obvious choice, as he was the hunter rider that broke all the records at the National Horse Show held at Madison Square Garden.”

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The Equestrian Aid Foundation Announces the 2012 Sidelines Annual Equestrian Tetrathlon

Wellington, FL – October 24, 2011 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Sidelines Annual Equestrian Tetrathlon, Sunday, February 5, 2012. The second annual event will be held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida to benefit the Equestrian Aid Foundation. The event will feature the best of Palm Beach’s restaurant fare and cocktails as well as guest chefs preparing food that will entice your palette. The event will also include both live and silent auction items in tandem with exhilarating entertainment.

Bruce Duchossois and Scot Evans have dedicated their time as Co-chairs for the event to help raise awareness in the equestrian community and raise funds to assist those in need. The Tetrathlon will focus around a “Wild, Wild West” theme, the Gold Rush. The highlight of the evening will be the world-class horsemen and women in the greatest discipline switch to ever be anticipated. The four disciplines include dressage, reining, show jumping and polo.

“This is our major fundraiser for the year,” said Co-chair Duchossois. “This event brings all disciplines together to participate in the fundraiser and give back to the equestrian community.”

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Upcoming Events

We often hear from people asking us about attending events in their area and it is challenging to be everywhere we want to be. But, you’ll find that Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee are represented! If you’re hosting an event that you’d like to benefit EAF, let us know and we’ll help you make it a big success!

In Nov., we’ll be hosting a celebration and launch of EAF’s endowment program, which honors legendary horsemen Charlie Weaver. We’ll be at the Alltech National Horse Show in the Gracie Street Garden in Lexington, Ky., which seems natural as Charlie was so successful at the National Horse Shows of the past. Join us as we start a new chapter and be part of a legacy that continues to help those in need for years to come.

The EAF is proud to take part in two events coming in October, where we’ll be the beneficiary of silent auctions. The first is a country music party, auction and awards hosted by the Women’s Horse Industry Network. The second is a BBQ and auction held during the Southeastern Fall Classic Hunter Jumper Show’s mini prix near Atlanta. It will be exciting to share EAF’s mission and good works with new friends.

Make sure you catch the recaps of the first helmet incentive at the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover and the 3rd Annual Play It Forward Poker Tournament at the High Roller Reining Classic. It’s always so much fun to see those highly competitive reining riders take it to the poker table! Visit our Facebook page to see some great shots from EAF Friend Alden Corrigan! This event would be impossible without her and Mandi Brumley of Brumley Management Group. Thanks to all for again putting on a terrific show and event. Special thanks to our sponsors FarmVet and an anonymous donor, and to all the wonderful companies that provided a fully stuffed goody bag for the players.

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WHIN’s 3rd Annual Business Networking Expo

Our 3rd Annual Business Networking Expo, the 1st Annual WHINNY awards and the Rhythm & Hooves Benefit is coming along nicely. Winners of the WHINNY awards include such well-known artists as Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Lacy J. Dalton and Templeton Thompson as well as music industry notables such as Mike and Martha Borchetta and Bonnie Garner. Donations are coming in for our silent auction which will benefit the Cloud Foundation, The Equestrian Aid Foundation and NetPosse.com. Sponsorships are now available and information may be obtained by calling 615-730-7833. The events will be televised on HRTV on a delayed basis to millions of viewers.

Exhibitors who have signed up so far include:

My Girlz Clothing Company
Lisa Wysocky – Author, Clinician (new book coming out soon!)
Sciencepure Nutraceuticals, Inc.
Mountain Feather Originals
Rebecca Cagle, BS, CAPLC – Professional Equestrian Life Coach and Equestrian Book Author
Equinature, LLC
Colleen Kelly – World-Renowned Clinician/Speaker
Randi Thompson – How To Market Your Horse Business
Equestrian Aid Foundation
American Association of Riding Schools, Inc.
E3A Equine Experiential Education Association
Easy Mile Log
Canadian Natural Horsemanship Inc.
EQ Bookkeeping
Natural Solutions by Anke, LLC
Exclusive Equestrian Services
Equine Wellness Magazine

“We have some great exhibitors already signed up and since we are still two months away we expect our exhibit space to be sold out very soon. The events are really going to be fun for our attendees and we know from past experience that a lot of business will be done,” states WHIN Executive Director, Catherine Masters.

WHIN has more than 750 members in all areas of the horse industry and offers every kind of product and service you can imagine.

For additional information, please visit WOMEN’S HORSE INDUSTRY or call 615-730-7833.

Well Known Country Music Icon, Lacy J. Dalton, Wins Whinny Award

Nashville, TN – July 13, 2011 – Well known country music icon, Lacy J. Dalton, has been awarded a “Whinny” award for her efforts to save and preserve lands for wild horses. The award will be presented by the Women’s Horse Industry at their annual meeting October 6-8 at the Radisson Hotel Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dalton, whose credentials in music are substantial, has put her energy, money and name behind the Let ’em Run Foundation.

The Let ’em Run Foundation is working with other organizations to begin to set aside huge tracts of land for these horses, to help manage the herds and to fence off areas where they should not roam. The group’s dream is to create the “Comstock Wild Horse Sanctuary” where these horses can be preserved, protected and allowed to run free for our children and our children’s children.

“We are very pleased to award Lacy a Whinny for her efforts. More and more people are starting to understand the need to preserve areas for our wild horses and organizations like this and people like Lacy are making this happen. She is to be applauded for her efforts by everyone who cares about wild horses,” states WHIA Executive Director, Catherine Masters.

Lacy is presently recording 2 new CDs. The first, called “Songs of the New West”, is a collection of Outlaw Country songs which include many as yet unrecorded songs by Lacy and friends, along with classics like “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones and “Friend of the Devil” by the Grateful Dead. In addition, fueled by feelings generated by what Lacy describes as a “Thermonuclear Divorce” from longtime husband and partner Aaron Anderson, she is working on a CD called “What Don’t Kill You Makes You Strong” after its title track.

The awards will be given out on October 6 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Rhythm and Hooves benefit to save horses. The event will raise funds for three equine charities: The Cloud Foundation, The Equestrian Aid Foundation and NetPosse.com. The benefit will be a part of the WHIA’s Annual conference (October 6-8 at the Radisson Hotel Opryland) where women from around the world will gather to exchange information and business.

For additional information on the WHIA and its upcoming conference and benefit, please visit Women’s Horse Industry or call 615-730-7833.

Making Strides in the Ride for Hope!

H. Rick Albertson photo by Carien Schippers

There isn’t anything quite like being able to stand on your own two feet, but sometimes things happen that requires us to rely on our friends for support.

That’s what drives the Equestrian Aid Foundation. Helping those who need a helping hand to stand again on their own.

We have a special story of survival and hope from recipient H. Rick Albertson. Several may remember his story and I’m sure you will appreciate an update on this charismatic man. Also more exciting news with a recap of our day in the mountains.

THIS JUST IN …
During July, Author Rebecca Cagle will donate $1 for every copy of her Kindle books sold on Amazon to the EAF.

Rebecca, a cancer survivor, has two handbooks for horse owners that will apply for the July promotion:
“How to Save Time and Money with Your Horse Veterinarian: An Interview with Equine Veterinarian Marcia Thibeault, DVM” and “Grieving the Loss of Your Horse: How to Survive Your Journey.” Purchase either or both books here.

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Rhythm and Hooves Awards to Recognize Country Music Industry

June 29, 2011 – Nashville, TN – The Women’s Horse Industry is pleased to announce an awards program dedicated to the men and women in country music who have a passion for helping and saving horses.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Rhythm & Hooves benefit auction on Thursday, October 6 at the Radisson Opryland. Nominees from the country music industry will be presented awards for their efforts with horses. After the awards are presented, there will be an auction to benefit the Cloud Foundation, The Equestrian Aid Foundation and Stolen Horses/NetPosse.com. “These are great equine charities and we hope the Nashville music industry will help us raise money by providing items for the auction,” states Debby Lening, VP of the Women’s Horse Industry.

“I know that there are a lot of country music artists and other music industry executives who have a real passion for helping horses so we thought that it would make a lot of sense to identify, recognize and award them for their efforts,” states Catherine Masters, Executive Director of WHIA.

If you would like to nominate someone from the country music industry for these awards, please send an email to: whra44@yahoo.com with the nominee’s name and why they should be nominated.

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