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Bruce Duchossois Remembered as Aiken Horse Park Foundation Celebrates Groundbreaking

Mr. Richard Duchossois and Jack Wetzel break ground for Bruce’s Field.

Aiken, SC – November 18, 2014 – On Saturday, November 8th the Aiken Horse Park Foundation unveiled its capital improvement plans for the Aiken Horse Park, holding a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Park. This event highlighted the Park as the future location of permanent, state of the art multi-purpose facilities capable of accommodating equestrian activities, including but not limited to educational clinics, training for amateur athletes, exhibitions, and competitions. The Park will also be available for use by various charitable organizations, reflecting the Aiken County equine industry’s range of positive impact upon the Aiken community.

This development will realize the vision of Mr. R. Bruce Duchossois, a prominent figure in the local and national equine communities, who purchased the 66-acre field and steeplechase track in August 2000 with the immediate goal of preserving it from residential development and the long-term goal of turning it into South Carolina’s premier horse park facility.

R. Scot Evans, the President of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, of which Duchossois was an important contributor, talked about his love of Aiken and of the equestrian community there. “Bruce meant a great deal to Aiken’s horse community in that he has supported all disciplines and embraced horsemen of all walks of life. Everybody that’s been touched by Bruce in the equestrian world, as well as his philanthropic efforts, remembers him as a giver and one of the most thoughtful people,” Evans said.

“The Aiken Horse Park is Bruce’s field of dreams come true,” he continued. “Most of all, Bruce’s intention is to bring horse lovers together to share in their passion as well as using the facility for charity and educational purposes. It’s his way of giving back. Bruce felt very strongly about bringing tradition back in every way.”

In June 2013, just over a year before his untimely passing, Mr. Duchossois formed the Aiken Horse Park Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) charity, with the mission of carrying out his dream for the park. To that effect, the Foundation has established the following mission statement: “The mission of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation is to promote Aiken’s equestrian way of life and to encourage the community’s civic, educational, and charitable endeavors.”

Following construction, to begin this winter, the Aiken Horse Park will feature the Aiken Steeplechase and the Aiken Charity Horse Show, as well as a multitude of other equestrian, charitable, and educational events. In memory of Bruce’s legacy and his incredible gift to the community that he loved, the park has been named “Bruce’s Field”.

Speakers at the ceremony included Mr. Jack Wetzel, President of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation Board of Trustees; Mr. R. L. Duchossois, father of Bruce Duchossois; Aiken County Council Chairman Ronnie Young; and Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce President David Jameson. Though he was not able to attend, Senator Lindsey Graham penned a letter to Mr. Wetzel, which was read on the occasion. Other attendees included Martha Ruthven of Congressman Joe Wilson’s office, the Board of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation, four generations of the Duchossois Family, and numerous friends of Bruce, the Family, and the Aiken equine community.

“Bruce had a way of bringing people together and if you happened to be an animal lover, all the better. He loved to share his passion for animals and was known for rescuing every type of animal, two or four legged. Having had the good fortune to serve together on the board of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, I firsthand learned of his caring ways for equestrians in their time of need. He will always be remembered as a true gentleman and I’m honored to be part of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation as a member of the board of trustees, building Bruce’s dream,” Evans concluded.

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Supporters “Cher the Love” at Dinner Party in New Jersey

Chad Michaels, one of the world’s leading Cher impersonators.

New York, NY. June 3, 2014 – Equestrian community members in the Northeast gathered on Saturday, May 31st for an Equestrian Aid Foundation fundraiser in Flemington, NJ. The event was held at Sand Hill Farm, the private residence of Scott Stewart and EAF board member Ken Berkley, who co-chaired the dinner party along with fellow board member Mimi Tashjian. The 200 guests in attendance enjoyed dinner, dancing, musical performances and a fireworks display.

“Scott and I were happy to open our home and our hearts for this event,” said Berkley. “The Equestrian Aid Foundation is an organization we have been supporting for a long time, a unique nonprofit that provides help for those in our community who have fallen on hard times. Hopefully this fun evening will translate into help for many of those in our midst.”

Singer Jacqueline Berkley and her band from Nashville, TN kicked off the evening with a musical performance as guests mingled and sipped cocktails. Then special guest Chad Michaels, one of the world’s premier Cher impersonators, wowed the crowd with a concert of the diva’s top hits.

Mark Drabich of the Metropolitan Seafood Company provided the catering, which was accompanied by cocktails from Tito’s Vodka. Wine and champagne for the evening was acquired from OneHope Wines, a philanthropic organization that donated $1 of each bottle purchased to charities that fight world hunger, fight cruelty to animals and support breast cancer research.

The evening raised money to support EAF programs that provide financial assistance to those in the equestrian community suffering from chronic illness and injury.

“The equestrian world is very close-knit, and it is imperative that we support one another, particularly those who are in need,” said co-chair Mimi Tashjian. “This event was a shining example of that support. As a result of the generosity of so many, we raised over $95,000, most of which will go directly to EAF recipients.”

About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: For 17 years, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has delivered financial assistance to equestrians, horsemen and equine-related 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. The EAF is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

“Who Reins Supreme?” Lassos Funds for Equestrian Aid Foundation

Tim McQuay shows why he is a Gold Medal Olympic athlete. Photos by Meg McGuire.

Wellington, FL – February 3, 2014 – Top-notch dressage, jumper and hunter riders joined world-class reiners Friday night in an effort to learn “Who Reins Supreme.” The fourth annual “Who Reins Supreme?” featured dressage rider Susie Dutta, show jumpers Nick Dello Joio and Nicole Shahinian-Simpson, and hunter Louise Serio with reining superstars Tim McQuay and Mark Rafacz coaching and competing. The riders split into two teams and all six showed off their Western reining skills to an appreciative crowd in an effort to raise funds for the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF). Team McQuay/Dello Joio/Shahinian-Simpson edged out team Rafacz/Dutta/Serio by just half a point.

The Western-themed evening was also a chance to fete founders and past presidents of EAF, Mason Phelps Jr. and Robert Dover, as well as current president, R. Scot Evans. All three men were presented with the 2014 Luminary Award.

EAF Board member Kim Tudor presented the awards.

Nicole Shahinian-Simpson proves she can cowgirl up
Nicole Shahinian-Simpson proves she can cowgirl up

“Tonight, we are here not only to support the Equestrian Aid Foundation, but also to celebrate the leadership of three amazing men who helped to found and guide the EAF into the organization we’ve become today,” she said. “Each of these gentlemen served as President of the Equestrian Aid Foundation during a time when their individual personalities and management style most benefited the growth of our charity. We have the Bold Eventer, Mason Phelps. The Precise and Determined Dressage Rider, Robert Dover. We have the forward thinking Hunter/Jumper Trainer & Rider, Scot Evans.”

“I am so proud to have been honored with the 2014 Luminary Award along with Robert and Scott,” Phelps said. “It’s amazing what our community can do when we all work together toward a common goal.”

Dover agreed. “I am honored to have been a part of this organization for so long and humbled by this award,” he said.

Phelps and Dover started the organization in 1996 to support those battling HIV/AIDS. As the EAF grew, it widened its reach to provide financial assistance to members of the equestrian community who need a helping hand because of catastrophic illnesses or injuries. The EAF helps with medical bills, rehabilitation and essential expenses.

Florida reiner Mark Rafacz shows how it's done
Florida reiner Mark Rafacz shows how it’s done

“Outsiders often view the world of equestrian sports as a life of privilege,” Evans said. “That is not always the case, however, and many people in our midst are in need of assistance. ‘Who Reins Supreme?’ provides an opportunity for the community to come together for an enjoyable evening while also raising money for a worthy cause.”

The EAF is dedicated to helping people from all riding disciplines, equine professions, backgrounds and ages. The EAF is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

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Equestrians Raise Money for Other Equestrians in Need at EAF Who Reins Supreme

Photos: Jack Mancini.

Fun-Filled Evening Raised Funds to Support Equestrian Community Members in Need

WELLINGTON, FL. January 31, 2014 – The equestrian community and South Florida locals came together on Friday, January 31, 2014 for the fourth annual Equestrian Aid Foundation Who Reins Supreme?, supported by MeadowView Farm. The Old West themed event centered around a reining competition with hunter, jumper and dressage riders. Other highlights of the evening included a cocktail hour, delicious dinner, awards ceremony, and live and silent auctions, all to raise money for equestrians and equine-related professionals suffering from injury and chronic illness.

World-class riders Susie Dutta, Nick Dello Joio, Louise Serio and Nicole Shahinian Simpson showed off their newfound reining skills as they took the ring for the main event of the evening, a uniquely formatted reining competition. Accomplished reiner and trainer Mark Rafacz and one of the all-time leaders in the sport of reining, Tim McQuay, captained each team and joined their fellow riders in the competition. After fierce competition, Nick Dello Joio, Nicole Shahinian Simpson and Tim McQuay were the winning team.

The 2014 EAF Luminary Award was presented to three Equestrian Aid Foundation founders, past presidents Robert Dover and Mason Phelps, Jr. and the current president, R. Scot Evans.

“We founded this organization in 1996 to financially support those battling HIV/AIDS. As the EAF matured and grew stronger, we evolved into an organization providing financial help to those in the equestrian community suffering from any life-threatening illness or injury,” said Dover. “I am honored to have been a part of this organization for so long and humbled by this award.”

2“I am so grateful to be honored with these two outstanding gentlemen who have done so much for the equestrian world,” said Phelps. “It is immensely rewarding to see a community where members support each other, and together our efforts have truly made a difference.”

Guests donned their best Western wear for the event, which kicked off with a cocktail hour featuring mixed drinks from Tito’s Homemade Vodka. A delicious dinner was provided by Aaron’s Catering for guests to enjoy while bidding on packages such as a week’s stay at a Tuscan villa and a cooking lesson with Top Chef Masters winner and world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. The top item was an ultimate New York experience donated by the Goutal family, which went for $5,200 and included dinner for four at Le Colonial and Saturday Night Live tickets.

“Outsiders often view the world of equestrian sports as a life of privilege. That is not always the case, however, and many people in our midst are in need of assistance,” said Evans. “Who Reins Supreme provides an opportunity for the community to come together for an enjoyable evening while also raising money for a worthy cause.”

3About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: For 17 years, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has delivered financial assistance to equestrians, horsemen and equine-related 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. The EAF is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

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Great Charity Challenge: EAF Needs Your Help!

On Your Mark… Get Set… GO!

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Please save this link and vote for us once a day between now and Feb 1st!

Please share this link on your Facebook page, on your Twitter feed and with your friends, family, casual acquaintances and cousins by the dozens!

Equestrian Aid Foundation needs your votes to continue our mission of assisting members of our community suffering from serious injury or illness.

It’s that easy… It’s that important.

About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: In 1996 the Equestrian AIDS Foundation was established to assist those with HIV/AIDS. Recognizing a broader need, the organization changed its name to the Equestrian Aid Foundation and revised its mission. Its mission is to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illnesses and catastrophic injuries by providing financial assistance for their medical or other basic needs. It is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides grant recipients funding for medical, healthcare, rehabilitation and essential expenses, such as housing and food, throughout their time of need. Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

Equestrian Aid Foundation Event! “Who Reins Supreme?”

Howdy Friends,
It’s time to get your cowboy on.
We invite y’all to come on down, sit a spell and raise a li’l ruckus.
Yee Haw!

January 31, 2014, Friday Evening, 6-10pm
Live and Silent Auction
Great Food & Great Sport

For tickets click on the link below.

http://equestrianaidfoundation.givezooks.com/events/who-reins-supreme-2014

Equestrian Aid Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement, health, safety and well-being of our peers in the equestrian community. With your help we will achieve our highest goals and I am so grateful that you have decided to join us. As we rise to the increasing challenges of helping more members of the equestrian community, it is imperative that you understand it is you who makes this possible. Without you, we could not succeed. Thank you for joining us on The Ride for Hope.

Sincerely,
R. Scot Evans
President
Equestrian Aid Foundation

$25,000 Title Sponsor

2 First tier tables for 20 guests * Social Media inclusion * Name/Logo on website, emails and event program * Inclusion on website with hyperlink * Opportunity for banner display * Featured in Newsletter * Opportunity to appear in promotional photo used for press release Full page color ad/message in program * Opportunity for inclusion in gift bag * Recognition at event – table or booth set up, manned or unmanned * Name/Logo on team shirts * Meet & Great with Riders * Name/Logo on Step and Repeat for photo opportunities * Name & Logo on Cover of Event Program “Name/Logos Who Reins Supreme? Benefitting EAF” on ALL press releases, promotional materials and publications in all media formats * One-time email via Constant Contact to EAF constituents

$12,000 Presenting Sponsor

1 First tier table for 10 guests * Social Media inclusion * Name/Logo on website, emails and event program * Inclusion on website with hyperlink * Opportunity for banner display * Featured in Newsletter * Opportunity to appear in promotional photo used for press release Full page color ad/message in program * Opportunity for inclusion in gift bag * Recognition at event – table or booth set up, manned or unmanned * Name/Logo on team shirts * Meet & Great with Riders * Name/Logo on Step and Repeat for photo opportunities

$6,000 Team Sponsor

1 First tier table for 10 guests * Social Media inclusion * Name/Logo on website, emails and event program * Inclusion on website with hyperlink * Opportunity for banner display * Featured in Newsletter * Opportunity to appear in promotional photo used for press release Full page color ad/message in program * Opportunity for inclusion in gift bag * Name/Logo on team shirts* Meet & Greet with Riders Name/Logo on Step and Repeat for photo opportunities

$3,500 Gold Sponsor

1 First tier table for 10 guests * Website recognition with your logo and link * Logo on email & print materials (where space provides) Program recognition * Full color ad in event program * Gift bag * Banner display

$2,500 Silver Sponsor

1 Second tiered table for 10 guests * Website recognition with your logo and link * Email recognition * Program recognition * Full page B/W ad in program * Gift bag

$1,750 Bronze Sponsor

Preferred table seating for 10 * Program & website recognition * Email recognition * Gift bag

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The Old West Comes to Palm Beach County for Who Reins Supreme?

Peter Pletcher competing in the reining competition last year. Photo: Tom Tracy.

Reining Competition, Trick Riders, Music, Cocktails and More at Equestrian Aid Foundation’s Fourth Annual Fundraiser

WELLINGTON, FL (December 19, 2013) – The Equestrian Aid Foundation will host the fourth annual winter Who Reins Supreme? on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. The Old West themed event will feature a unique reining competition, cocktail hour, trick riders, awards ceremony, live and silent auctions and more.

The highlight of Who Reins Supreme? will be a reining competition between two teams, each comprised of a compilation of hunters, jumpers, and dressage riders. The competitors will include Ashley Holzer, Nick Dello Joio, Peter Pletcher, and Nicole Shahinian Simpson. World Equestrian Games individual Gold Medalist Tom McCutcheon and Tim McQuay, one of the all-time leaders in the sport of reining, will captain each team, coaching the competitors and representing their teams in the competition.

The past two presidents of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, Robert Dover and Mason Phelps, Jr., will be honored along with the current president, R. Scot Evans, for their dedication to the equine community and role in providing care and support for those in need.

“I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in a position that allows me to give back to those who make equestrian sports possible and share my passion for these remarkable animals,” said Evans. “I truly believe that the Equestrian Aid Foundation provides an invaluable service, and I am proud to be a part of their great work.”

Proceeds from the evening will benefit EAF programs that financially assist equestrians, horsemen and equine-related professionals who are suffering from catastrophic illnesses and injuries. Tickets and tables can be purchased at equestrianaidfoundation.org.

About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: For 17 years, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has delivered financial assistance to equestrians, horsemen and equine-related 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. The EAF is a 501 (c) 3 organization.  Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Announces Clambake during Hampton Classic

Clams and Cocktails on the Beach for a Good Cause

Bridgehampton, NY. August 8, 2013 – As the equine community in the Northeast heads out to the Hamptons for the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show, the Equestrian Aid Foundation is offering a way for exhibitors and spectators alike to relax and mingle outside of the ring.

The Equestrian Aid Foundation Hamptons Clambake will take place on Thursday, August 29th at Scott Cameron Beach in Bridgehampton. The event will honor EAF’s past, present and future recipients and raise money to support EAF’s mission to help equestrian professionals in their time of need. Guests will enjoy traditional clambake cuisine and cocktails while reconnecting with old friends and sharing in a perfect Hamptons evening. Equestrian-inspired leather sandals by Katharine Page will be available for purchase at the event, and five percent of the proceeds will benefit EAF. Partygoers can purchase sandals named after their favorite horse shows, including the event-appropriate Hampton.

“We are excited to be hosting a fun, casual event to bring together everyone from the horse show,” said board member and event chair Stephanie Riggio Bulger. “EAF hopes that you will trade the sand of the show rings for the sand of the beach to join us for this clambake, a traditional aspect of Hamptons summers.”

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.eafhamptonsclambake.eventbrite.com.

About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: In 1996 the Equestrian AIDS Foundation was established to assist those with HIV/AIDS. Recognizing a broader need, the organization changed its name to the Equestrian Aid Foundation and revised its mission. Its mission is to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illnesses and catastrophic injuries by providing financial assistance for their medical or other basic needs. It is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides grant recipients funding for medical, healthcare, rehabilitation and essential expenses, such as housing and food, throughout their time of need. Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

Sarit Schneider
Sirota Public Relations
261 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
917.783.2334

Friday Night at Alltech National Horse Show Honors Equestrian Aid Foundation

Charlie Weaver shown here competing at Upperville is memorialized with the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund.

Lexington, KY – June 28, 2013 – The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show announced today that Friday night at this year’s show will host Equestrian AID Foundation Night. During the Friday evening performance the horse show will share fifty percent of the night’s gate receipts with the Equestrian Aid Foundation.

The third edition of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, is scheduled for October 29 – November 3, 2013. The show will once again be held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. For the second year in a row, the Alltech National Horse Show was named the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame’s Horse Show of the Year and was again named as one of NARG’s (North American Riders Group) top rated North American events.

In addition to sharing in the gate receipts, the Equestrian Aid Foundation will be sponsoring the Friday night party at Gracie Street Garden in the Alltech Arena.

“Once again the tradition of the ANHS is carried forward in Lexington Kentucky, in a first class way and EAF is honored to be a part of Friday evening,” said R. Scot Evans, President of the Equestrian Aid Foundation.

“The Alltech National Horse Show is proud to give back to the equestrian community,” said Mason Phelps, Jr., the President of the National Horse Show Association. “One of the ways that we can do that is by helping first class organizations like the Equestrian Aid Foundation.”

Equestrian Aid Foundation’s mission is to build a membership based organization to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illness, catastrophic accidents or injuries by providing direct financial support for their medical or other basic needs. Their pledge is to treat their clients with dignity and respect while promising their members and sponsors the highest level of fiduciary responsibility with their dues and donations.

EAF President Scot Evans and 2013 EAF Luminary Award winner Bruce Duchossois by Tom Tracy Photography
EAF President Scot Evans and 2013 EAF Luminary Award winner Bruce Duchossois by Tom Tracy Photography

The 501(c)3 Equestrian AIDS Foundation (EAF) was founded in 1996 by six time Olympic Dressage rider, Robert Dover, Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr. and Robert Ross. Shortly thereafter R. Scot Evans, Gene Mische and Kim Tudor joined the team.  Their first board directive stated that EAF would provide direct support to equestrians living with HIV/AIDS. And provide they did, helping equestrians in need for the past 17 years. Financial support from EAF is provided directly to the petitioning equestrian or their representative. Funds donated to EAF are used to provide various essentials that may include medical needs, health insurance, food and housing, transportation, physical therapy and more.

One of the focuses of the EAF is the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund, ‘Assisting Horsemen in Need – Today, Tomorrow and Always.’

“It only seems fitting to celebrate the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund and assisting equestrians for years to come,” Evans added. “Charlie loved riding the hunters at the Madison Square Garden back in the day and he will always be remembered as a consummate horseman who cared for everyone.”

The Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund is an investment in the equestrian community’s health and well-being for future generations. As an endowment fund for the Equestrian Aid Foundation and a commitment to its enduring mission, the Legacy Fund will ensure long-term benefits exist to help equestrians in dire need of assistance. Donations to the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund will create the financial safety net needed to ensure that the mission to help others lives on for many years to come. With support from caring people, EAF will continue to offer a helping hand, a kind word and a promise of hope during a difficult time.

To make your donation by mail, click here to download the donation form, print it out and mail it to:

Equestrian Aid Foundation
11924 W Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 22-377
Wellington, Florida 33414

The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 29 – November 3, 2013, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.

About Alltech:
Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 31 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With more than 2650 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com.

2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a week-long championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 29 – November 3, 2013, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS.

Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
Carolyn Vincent
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548

Telephone:
Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982

Email:
NationalHS@aol.com

Website:
www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Karen Lucca at kll@phelpsmediagroup.com or (561) 753-3389
Advertising – Deborah Darwin at needlepointfarm@aol.com or (561) 313-0384
Sponsorship:
Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389
Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162
Christian Palmer at Christian@phelpsmediagroup.com or (612) 618-8216

Hotels:
CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859 – 233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – Approximately 4 miles
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 – Approximately 6 miles
RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
MICROTEL INN & SUITES – 502-868-8000 – Approximately 6 miles

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com.

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-233-0492
Email: secretary.nhs@aol.com

ALLTECH MEDIA CONTACT:

Elizabeth Adams
North America PR, Alltech
Alltech Corporate Headquarters
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
eadams@alltech.com
(859) 401-2964

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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
704.650.1604 mobile
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Twitter: @ride4hope
www.EquestrianAidFoundation.org