The Women’s Horse Industry Association has announced a global partnership with the Equestrian Aid Foundation to raise funds for women affected by breast cancer. The Equestrian Aid Foundation is a 501c3, which provides financial assistance to equestrians, horsemen and equine professionals who are suffering from catastrophic illnesses or injuries. Funding is provided for medical, rehabilitation and other basic needs, such as food and housing.
Called “Ponie Express for Breast”, the campaign consists of trail rides and hikes around the world. The events are open to everyone who wants to support this cause and all proceeds will go directly to women in the equine industry who have been or who are currently dealing with breast cancer.
“This is a great cause and one that we know many people who have been affected by this disease will support. Plus, it’s a fun way to meet other equestrians and at the same time support women in our industry. The Equestrian Aid Foundation helps many people in the equine industry and we are looking forward to helping them raise more funds for their efforts,” states WHIA Executive Director, Catherine Masters.
There are two events already scheduled for this campaign. The first one will be held June 25th at the Settlement at Thomas Divide in Bryson City, North Carolina. The second event will be held July 23 at Mid West Trail Rides in Norman, Indiana. Other events are in the process of being scheduled by the WHIA and interested sites should contact the office to be considered.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Women’s Horse Industry Association to raise funds for those coping with breast cancer,” said Sheryl Kursar, managing director of the Equestrian Aid Foundation. “‘Ponie Express for Breast’ will be a fun way for anyone in the horse community, on horse or foot, to have a great time while creating support for our friends in need.”
If you are a member of the WHIA and have dealt with breast cancer, please let us know if you need financial assistance.
The Women’s Horse Industry Association is a business networking group with over 700 members around the world. For additional information on the Women’s Horse Industry and the Ponie Express for Breast Campaign, please visit www.womenshorseindustry.com or call 615-730-7833.
For additional information on the Equestrian Aid Foundation, please visit www.equestrianaidfoundation.org or call 704-650-1604.
For additional information on the Settlement at Thomas Divide, please visit www.thomasdivide.com or call 828-788-3648.
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