What's Happenin'

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Richard Spooner Clinic – HIPICO Santa Fe Learning and Practice Series

September 19, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

HIPICO Santa Fe has been building the Learning and Practice Series — a program dedicated to hosting top riders and trainers for educational clinics. In April this year the legendary coach George Morris held a three-day clinic here at HIPICO. We are now honored to host FEI Top 100 and Rolex/USEF Top 10 jumper rider Richard Spooner for a clinic October 26-28, 2018.

The event will be held in HIPICO’s indoor arena with rider and auditor spots. For those wishing to observe and learn, 50 audit spots will be available. Tickets for a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day pass to the training sessions are available that include continental breakfast and lunch. Auditors must register by October 21st.

There will be 24 participant spots available, divided in 4 groups of 6 riders each. This intimate grouping allows for individualized instruction from Mr. Spooner. The packaged cost of the clinic includes: three two-hour training sessions with Richard Spooner (total of six training hours), auditing the other training sessions (total of eighteen auditing hours), one horse stall with continental breakfast and lunch for all three clinic days. Rider applications are due by October 8th.

Come be a part of this rare opportunity to learn from the “Master of Faster”! Information, prices, and applications can be found on HIPICO’s website  https://www.hipicosantafe.com/richard-spooner-clinic/


For additional details about the clinic, please call HIPICO Santa Fe at 505.474.0999.


July 27, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'


Next Grant Application Period Opens Early 2019

July 25, 2018 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust has awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to help fund equine-focused projects by four non-profits. Since the inception of its grants program, the Trust has awarded nearly $2.1 million in grants.

The projects funded as part of the grant application period ending in May were:

ASBURY UNIVERSITY ($5,000) to fund scholarships for students participating in the university’s service mount program, which trains horses for service with police, military and national park rangers.

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AT GULFPORT FOUNDATION ($3,212.75) to provide helmets and safety education to young riders.

 RACING SURFACES TESTING LABORATORY ($25,423) to examine the effects of weight on the behavior of show horses’ hooves and legs while in the air. The research will compare horses with corrective and performance shoeing to flat-shod horses.

 SACRAMENTO AREA HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION ($5,000) to offer a free training clinic to its members, who are entry-level exhibitors and low-budget owners. The money for this grant was allocated from funding reserved for Hunter/Jumper activities in California and Nevada.

The Trust’s next grant application period will begin early in 2019. Equine non-profits wishing to make a request for funding during that application period will be required to fill out the online application form at http://trusthorses.org. To be notified once the application period has opened, please email grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust’s mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Everyone is a Winner at the Menlo Charity Horse Show Las Vegas Casino Night Gala

July 18, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Atherton, CA – July 16, 2018

Guests of the 48th Annual Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala will be treated to a Las Vegas Casino Night experience Friday, August 10th at 7pm at the exclusive Menlo Circus Club. The evening will begin with a seated alfresco dining experience followed by casino gaming, auction and live music.

Vista Center Fund-A-Need will benefit from both live and silent auctions kicking off the evening’s event. The entertainment will continue as the band entices couples to the dance floor and high rollers take their seats at the casino gaming tables. What could be better than spending an exciting night at the casino mingling with friends all in the name of charity? “Since 1987 MCHS has raised over $6,000,000 for Vista Center. Looking at it annually, the donations from the show represent about 10% of our operating budget. This operating budget allows Vista Center to maintain a headquarters in Palo Alto and directly serve it’s visually impaired community,” explains Pam Brandin, Executive Director, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

“This year’s Gala will bring you all the excitement of Las Vegas. After dinner, guests will be welcomed into the clubhouse to try their hand with lady luck at the gaming tables. We have introduced a new ticket level for those who are interested in only attending our after dinner entertainment of casino gaming and dancing. Gaming and Entertainment only tickets will go on sale Monday, July 23rd” said Gala Chair Joanne Joye.

New for 2018, two ticket options will be available for this year’s event. The Gala Dinner and Evening Entertainment Ticket ($250) includes dinner, casino gaming tokens, live music and dancing. The Evening Entertainment Ticket ($125) includes casino gaming tokens, live music and dancing. The new Evening Entertainment ticket option will be available for purchase beginning Monday, July 23rd by contacting Gala@MenloCharityHorseShow.org, and may also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.

For additional information about the Gala, please contact Gala@MenloCharityHorseShow.org

Gala tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.menlocharityhorseshow.com/gala

The Gala evening is only one of the many events taking place at this years Menlo Charity Horse Show. The following calendar will provide assistance in planning your week of equestrian excellence.


*All class times are approximate and are subject to change


Wednesday, August 8th

TBD*           $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green 3’3″ Incentive Program Stake

TBD*           $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green 3′ Incentive Program Stake

TBD*           $1,000 Round Meadow Farm Pony Hunter Classic
Hunter Sand Arena


5:00 p.m.     Round Meadow Farm / Nicole Norris “Pizza Night”

Complimentary Amici pizza and salad served

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field


6:00 p.m.*   $2,000 Windy Hill Equestrians in Memory of Larry Mayfield 1.20m Horse & Hound Jumper Class

Polo Field Grass Jumper Ring


Thursday, August 9th

4:30 p.m.*   $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Presented by Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman

Polo Field Grass Hunter Ring


5:00 p.m.     The Cask Wine Bar Restaurant

Complimentary pasta & salad dinner

Beverages courtesy of Woodside Farm Vineyard, Gordon

Biersch Brewing Company and S. Martinelli & Company

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field


Friday, August 10th

5:00 p.m.     Village Pub & Saag’s Night Complimentary Dinner

Hospitality staff serving Village Pub’s Gazpacho Appetizer and Saag’s Sausages.

Beverages courtesy of Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., and S. Martinelli & Company

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field


6:00 p.m.*   $10,000 Rhys Vineyards 1.30m Ryman Memorial Speed Jumper Class

Polo Field Grass Jumper Ring

Reception hosted by AIG Private Client Group

Bearwallow Chardonnay courtesy of Rhys Vineyards

Sponsor Tent




7:00 p.m.     MENLO GALA

In celebration of Menlo’s 48th Anniversary



This year’s Friday evening Gala begins in the Clubhouse with cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres immediately following the Rhys Vineyards Ryman Memorial Speed Jumper Class.


Dine at the Club’s beautiful al fresco venue, followed by an evening of casino gaming, auction and live music.


Gala event check-in opens at the Clubhouse entrance at 5:30pm with complimentary valet parking.


Seating is limited, so make your reservations early.



Saturday, August 11th

TBD*           Lead Line Class (Afternoon)

Underwritten by Don DeFranco in memory of his beloved father, V. James DeFranco, M.D.

Hunter Sand Arena


5:00 p.m.     Complimentary BBQ Dinner courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Beverages courtesy of Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Drake’s Brewing Company, and S. Martinelli & Company

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field


6:00 p.m.* STEPHEN SILVER $40,000 GRAND PRIX

Polo Field Grass Jumper Ring

Reception hosted by NetJets

Complimentary wine courtesy of NetJets Vintner Circle Partner

Sponsor Tent


7:00 p.m.*   USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Southwest Regional Awards Presentation and Dinner

Reservations are required

Contact the Menlo Circus Club at: 650.322.4616

Menlo Circus Club


Sunday, August 12th


$2,500 Rosewood Sand Hill 1.00m Children’s/Adult Amateur Low Jumper Classic

$5,000 Summerhouse Farm 1.10m Children’s High Jumper Classic

$5,000 ELLA in Town & Country Village 1.10m Adult Amateur High Jumper Classic

$7,500 Charlebois Farm  1.20m Junior/Amateur Owner Modified Jumper Classic

$7,500 KindredBio 1.30m Junior/Amateur Owner Low Jumper Classic

$7,500 ABC7 (KGO-TV) 1.40m Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic



$2,500 Strideaway Farms / The Peterson Family 3’6” Junior Hunter Classic

$5,000 China Blue Farm Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter Classic

$2,500 Pacific Union 3’3” Junior Hunter Classic

$2,500 Matilda Nieri 3’3” Amateur Owner Low Hunter Classic



$1,000 Peninsula Equine Medical Center Adult Amateur Hunter Classic

$1,000 “Trick or Treat” Children’s Hunter Classic


The Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 501(C)(3) organization recognized as a USEF Heritage Competition, benefits Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired by producing a premiere equestrian event while educating the community on the issues of the visually impaired.


Link to shareable booklet: http://midd.me/JZ2L






Menlo Charity Horse Show Announces Inaugural Live Broadcast by Horse Network

June 19, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Atherton, CA – June 18, 2018

Menlo Charity Horse Show, a recipient of the US Equestrian Heritage Horse Show distinction, numerous National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Top 10 Horse Shows of the Year as well as a perennial favorite destination of the Equestrian Living Magazine Gold List readers announces that the 2018 horse show is a sell out.  Trainers wishing to  reserve a place on the waiting list for stalls should email Annette Longnecker, MCHS Head Show Secretary at annettel@ryegate.com 

Inaugural Three Ring Live Broadcast by Horse Network

Every class in all of the three show rings at Menlo Charity Horse Show (MCHS) will stream live and for free this year! MCHS events can be viewed at HorseNetwork.com/Live. Each day’s feature class will be available via Facebook Live on the pages of Horse Network and Menlo Charity Horse Show, where fans all over the world can watch together and weigh in on the Hunter/Jumper action as it happens at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California. As an additional courtesy to competitors, Menlo Charity Horse Show is offering clips from every class in the Arena, Grass Hunter Field and Grass Jumper Ring online after each day’s competition, at no additional charge.

“We’re beyond thrilled to add Menlo Charity Horse Show to the Horse Network Live roster!” said Horse Network Editor in Chief, Carley Sparks. “MCHS has an esteemed 48 year history in horse sport and is a recognized USEF Heritage Competition. This year marks the first time this incredible event will be live streamed for horse sport fans. We can’t wait to show the world all that Menlo has to offer!”

The Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 501(C)(3) organization recognized as a USEF Heritage Competition, supports the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired by producing a premiere equestrian event while educating the community on the issues of the visually impaired.





Hylofit to Demonstrate Revolutionary New Product at CHIO Rotterdam, June 22-23

June 13, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'


Demo With Tristan Tucker Follows Successful Launch at Land Rover Kentucky 3DE

Following its highly-successful launch at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event that mesmerized and excited the 11,794 spectators in attendance, Hylofit will present another demonstration of its revolutionary new heart rate monitoring system at the 70th anniversary CHIO Rotterdam in The Netherlands, June 21–24.

Tristan Tucker of TRT, an Australian FEI dressage rider and horseman, originally from Melbourne Australia and now based in Holland, is partnering with the Hylofit team to bring an objective measure to his showcase. Using Hylofit’s groundbreaking technology, the heart rates of both horse and rider will be captured and broadcast in real time on the large scoring screen at the Interchem Arena at Rotterdam. The real-time display of both heart rates will clearly demonstrate workout intensity and stress, allowing spectators to see instantly the impact of Tucker’s natural horsemanship work.

Tucker has made a name for himself working with riders and their horses to improve communication and partnership. He specializes in working with hyper-sensitive and spooky horses and his teaching is designed to train a horse mentally to be more confident and relaxed. His TRT Method ground work exercises create patterns in the horse’s body to relieve tension and teach horses how to handle and respond to flight-inducing pressures at shows. His work prepares horses for competition and trailer loading and gives them more balance and flexibility for carriage without fear or stress.

The TRT showcase with Hylofit is a natural one. Hylofit “gives proof to the horse learning a technique of controlling his own physical state in a moment of tension and resulting in a direct lowering of the horses’ heart rate,” says Tucker. What before could only be assumed based upon how a horse responded to Tucker, can now be seen objectively through Hylofit’s live heart rate display.

Hylofit is the brain child of Eliane van Reseema of Jewel Court Stud USA. Hylofit is a wearable technology that allows riders to track workout intensity and improve training results, thereby promoting the overall fitness and wellbeing of their horses. With an unobtrusive girth attachment and an easy-to-use app, Hylofit gives immediate, in-ride feedback to the rider so informed training decisions can be made from the saddle. It is the smart addition to training regimes and an important tool for the competitive equestrian athlete.

Hylofit was first showcased live at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Liz Halliday-Sharp conducted two rides with Hylofit; the dressage test ride with equine partner, Deniro Z, and a beautiful freestyle routine with equine partner, Fernhill by Night. During both rides the horse and rider heart rates, and other key metrics, were visible in real-time on the large screen in the Rolex Stadium. Both showcases wowed the live audience as well as spectators around the globe who were able to view the demonstrations via the live web broadcast.

Hylofit is currently available for pre-order and will be widely available later this year. There will be a Hylofit/TRT booth (Location N) near the entrance to the Village and Interchem Arena at CHIO Rotterdam. All are invited to stop by and learn more!

Further information on Hylofit is available at www.hylofit.com where visitors can use the code CHIO2018 to purchase the Hylofit system for 25% off. Further information on Tristan Tucker and TRT is available at www.trtmethod.com.

Menlo Charity Horse Show Names 2018 Artist of the Year

June 07, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Atherton, CA – June 4, 2018

Menlo Charity Horse Show is pleased to announce Rachel Saunders as Artist of the Year for 2018. Rachel is a native Colorado oil painter living and working in Denver. An equestrian herself, Rachel has a keen interest in the horse/human relationship. Rachel works in a variety of styles from carefully rendered subjects to a more recent exploration of expressive shapes and brushwork. Actively engaging with her subject matter, her work always asks, “What is the relationship between the animal and human? And in what way does their harmony, or discord, express itself?”

Rachel originally went to school to earn a degree in Art History at the University of Colorado in Boulder and went on to Hunter College in New York City to receive her Masters Degree in Art History. While in New York she worked at the prestigious Jack Tilton Gallery in SoHo, NY where she expanded her knowledge of modern art. After returning to her home town of Denver she founded a decorative arts company and worked as a decorative artist and muralist for over a decade. Rachel’s decorative paintwork and murals have been featured in New York Magazine, 5280 Magazine, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, as well as the historic Grant-Humphries Mansion in Denver and the home of Federico Pena, former Secretary of Transportation.

Through the years her original love of horses never left her and eventually she turned to fine art with the horse/human relationship as her primary theme. A previously self-taught artist, the years spent in the decorative painting field helped to prepare Rachel for the switch to painting on canvas. Once deciding to go into fine art Rachel studied under Sandra Kaplan and Jill Soukup at the Art Students League of Denver, and most recently been in a mentorship with master artist, Molly Davis.

The artwork titled ‘Dappled Grey’ in its original format is a 16 x 20 oil on canvas. “The inspiration for this piece came directly from a horse and rider pair I observed at the Colorado Horse Park.” explained Rachael. “Their particular harmony was so dynamic and fluid it was very compelling to watch. I happened to capture in photographs some great moments during their ride and from those photos sprang the idea for the painting. Spending time with horses and the people who love them is a source of great joy in my life and so being chosen as Menlo Charity Horse Show’s Artist of the Year is a huge honor. I have admired the work of past chosen artists so much and feel privileged to be included amongst them.”

Rachel has received the Marilyn Newmark award for painting at the American Academy of Equine Art, and an Honorable Mention award for a piece at the Rocky Mountain Art in the Park show. She has been selected as a finalist in Southwest Art’s Magazine Artistic Excellence contest and been a featured artist in The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.

To learn more about Rachel Saunders Fine Art, please visit www.rsaundersfineart.com

The Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 501(C)(3) organization recognized as a USEF Heritage Competition, benefits Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired by producing a premiere equestrian event while educating the community on the issues of the visually impaired.







April 12, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'


2018 Grant Application Deadline Is May 7

 April 12, 2018 — Lexington, KY — USA Equestrian Trust® announced today it has awarded more than $130,000 in grants to help fund equine-focused projects at 12 non-profits. The organizations receiving funding all submitted applications as part of the Trust’s 2017 application period. Since the inception of its grants program, the Trust has awarded nearly $2.1 million in grants.

The Trust is also pleased to announce it is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2018 grants program. To submit an application, visit trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project. The deadline to submit applications for the foundation’s 2018 grants program is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, May 7.

The Trust’s financial support has been dedicated largely but not exclusively for initiatives that are productive across several national-level discipline and/or breed boundaries. The Trust welcomes applications for need-based projects and encourages applicants to detail those in their applications.

The projects funded as part of the 2017 grants program were:

AMERICAN YOUTH HORSE COUNCIL ($5,000) to support its 2018 annual symposium that educates youth on all facets of the equine industry through demonstrations, presentations and discussions.

DRESSAGE4KIDS ($4,000) to support its 2018 Weekend Equestrian Program recently held in Connecticut. The educational event annually offers up to 60 presentations geared to people of all ages, disciplines and skill levels.

EQUINE ASSISTED TRANSITIONS ($8,000) to expand summer equine programs focused on members of the military and their families. Located near Fort Campbell, the organization has provided more than 400 individuals with an introduction to horses.

HOPE AND HEALING AT HILLENGLADE ($25,000) to expand its equine therapy programs for veterans, active military, and at-risk inner city women and children. The funding will help the organization finish facilities that will allow year-round work with up to 2,000 people.

OMAHA EQUESTRIAN FOUNDATION ($5,000) to fund educational workshops for riders, trainers and caregivers.

SACRAMENTO AREA HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION ($5,000) to offer a free training clinic to its members, who are entry-level exhibitors and low-budget owners. The money for this grant was allocated from funding reserved for Hunter/Jumper activities in California and Nevada.

SECOND CHANCE THOROUGHBREDS ($1,200) to support an educational clinic focused on retraining Thoroughbreds.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ($5,000) to support its equine science program. The program offers an introduction to horses to more than 500 elementary, middle and high school students annually.

THE LIVESTOCK CONSERVANCY ($10,500) to support its National Endangered Equine Summit that brought together leaders from around 50 associations representing endangered breeds.

UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION ($40,000) to support the 2018 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team.

UNITED STATES SPORT HORSE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION ($2,000) to fund an educational booth to display at major equestrian events.

WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY ($20,000) to support construction of the Center for Equine Medicine, which will house a fully equipped veterinary clinic, hospital-quality stalls, a small riding arena and a classroom with a teaching laboratory.

Funding available for USA Equestrian Trust grants includes around $30,000 reserved for Hunter and Jumper non-profit programs and activities in California and Nevada. Applicants for this fund should make clear their intention to apply for grants available from this specific reserve.

If you have any questions about applying, please e-mail grants@trusthorses.org.

About USA Equestrian Trust

USA Equestrian Trust’s mission is to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of equestrian sport in
the United States of America. Its objects and purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and dedicated to the fostering of equestrian sports. The Trust is a private foundation pursuant to the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Douglas Elliman Saddles Up With Give Back For Special Equestrians As Charity Partner During The Douglas Elliman $384,000 Winter Equestrian Festival Grand Prix

March 02, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

WELLINGTON, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2018)Douglas Elliman Real Estate has saddled up with Give Back for Special Equestrians, and honorary co-hosts Georgina Bloomberg and Jimmy Torano, for the second year in a row for a glamorous evening of world-class Grand Prix Show Jumping and philanthropy in support of special needs riders.

The exclusive benefit will take place on March 10th during Week 9 of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida to celebrate the occasion of the $384,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix.

Georgina Bloomberg

Hosted by Scott Durkin, President and COO of Douglas Elliman, Gus Rubio, COO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage, Co-Founders of Give Back for Special Equestrians Sissy DeMaria-Koehne and Dr. Heather Kuhl, the lavish ringside gala will take place in the gallery overlooking the Grand Prix Show ring and will feature a lively DJ, cocktails and dinner. The evening’s program also includes a special guest appearance from Natalia C. Cercone, an extra-ability rider who will share her inspiring journey of healing. Cercone’s personal story and life experiences translate into a message of inclusion and adaptability that is impactful and life-changing to all who listen. Proceeds raised from the gala will provide annual scholarships for therapeutic horseback riding lessons and a renewed path toward healing and hope for children and veterans with disabilities.

“This event touches on our brand ethos of supporting Douglas Elliman’s friends, agents and clients in the equestrian arena as well as important philanthropic efforts within the communities we serve. Our long-term partnership with the Wellington Equestrian Festival greatly exemplifies that dual philosophy,” said Scott Durkin.

“Douglas Elliman is pleased to partner for the second year in a row with Give Back for Special Equestrians. Therapeutic horseback riding has many physical benefits for people with disabilities like improving balance, posture and eye-hand coordination while also helping to build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-control,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage. “We are happy to help support children and veterans who can best benefit from this life changing therapy.”

Jimmy Torano

Give Back for Special Equestrians, formerly known as Give a Buck for Special Equestrians, is a Florida-based nonprofit 501C3, whose mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted scholarships for disabled children and veterans throughout Florida and New York. The all-volunteer charity founded in 2013 by Sissy DeMaria-Koehne, along with Dr. Heather Kuhl and Isabel Ernst, aims to share in the joy of horses and horsemanship with those suffering from physical, mental and emotional difficulties so they can experience the many benefits of therapeutic and equine-assisted horseback riding.

“Thanks to Douglas Elliman, Give Back has made significant strides giving back more than $100,000 in support of special equestrians. We are so grateful for their commitment which enables us to continue to give more individuals living with mental, cognitive or emotional disabilities direct access to ‘horsepower’ that heals. I also want to express my gratitude to our honorary co-chairs Georgina Bloomberg and Jimmy Torano as well as our board and media partner Sidelines Magazine,” said Sissy DeMaria-Koehne, Founder of Give a Buck for Special Equestrians.

About Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the largest brokerage in the New York Metropolitan area and the fourth largest residential real estate company nationwide. With more than 7,000 agents, the company operates approximately 113 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Long Island, the Hamptons & North Fork, Westchester, Greenwich, South Florida, Boston, Colorado and California. Moreover, Douglas Elliman has a strategic global alliance with London-based Knight Frank Residential for business in the worldwide luxury markets spanning 60 countries and six continents. The company also controls a portfolio of real estate services including Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Manhattan’s largest residential property manager, Douglas Elliman Property Management with over 250 buildings; and DE Commercial. For more information on Douglas Elliman as well as expert commentary on emerging trends in the real estate industry, please visit elliman.com.

About Give Back for Special Equestrians

Give Back for Special Equestrians, formerly Give a Buck for Special Equestrians, is a Florida-based nonprofit 501©3. The all-volunteer organization founded by Sissy DeMaria-Koehne, Dr. Heather Kuhl and Isabel Ernst in Vero Beach, Florida in 2013, provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted scholarships for disabled children and veterans through its partner stables in New York and Florida. Give Back for Special Equestrians aims to share the joy of horses and horsemanship with those facing some of life’s most difficult physical, emotional and mental challenges and enable them to experience the life-changing benefits of horsepower that heals. Through its Young Ambassador program, youth between the of ages 7-17 are encouraged to pay forward their blessings through active volunteerism. Young Ambassadors meet monthly during the school year and assist with a variety of fund and “friend” raising activities. For more information please visit www.giveabuckeq.org


Announcing the Fifteenth Annual JustWorld Gala

December 28, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Presented by Palm Beach Masters Series and Caryl Philips & Frank Zeiss
Friday, January 12, 2018
Hosted by Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington, Florida

Wellington, Florida – The nonprofit JustWorld International is bringing Hollywood to Wellington, Florida
for their Fifteenth Annual JustWorld Gala on Friday, January 12, 2018 to raise funds to support
education and nutrition programs for children living in impoverished communities around the world.

Each year, JustWorld International hosts their Gala to celebrate and applaud the positive change the
organization and its supporters are making in the lives of children who need it most. The JustWorld
Gala attracts some of the equestrian industry’s top riders, trainers, owners and supporters, as well as
important members of the community.

This year’s Gala will commemorate fifteen incredible years of making strides for change to create a
more just world. Through the equestrian community, members of JustWorld International work
together to break the cycle of poverty and help children in need around the world become positive
leaders in their communities. Hundreds of people from more than 40 different countries have joined
the JustWorld community with the intention of improving children’s lives. Currently, JustWorld
International supports local NGO’s in three countries: Cambodia, Guatemala, and Honduras. In total,
JustWorld is supporting more than 6,500 children this year alone, focusing on education, nutrition,
and leadership and cultural development programs.

This year, the theme of the Gala will be a night of “Hollywood Glamour.” JustWorld promises to bring
spectacular entertainment to the event, with a few surprises up their sleeves. Guests are welcome to
come dressed as their celebrity-selves to reflect the festive theme.

The evening will host a series of fundraising events that will directly benefit JustWorld’s supported
NGO’s, including a silent auction and live auction. The Longines Global Champions Tour and Global
Champions League have donated a VIP table for four guests in the exclusive hospitality lounge at
their highly anticipated event in Miami Beach from April 5-7, 2018. Other live auction items include an
Exclusive Premier Golf Membership at Wellington National Golf Club, a wonderful Bolay catered
event for up to fifty guests, a Palm Beach Master Series VIP package, a Hollywood Package which
includes four VIP tickets to The Late Show with James Corden, and much more! Exciting silent
auction items include beautiful Conquest Jumping watches from Longines, Disney park hopper
tickets, and a VIP Bruins Package. These auction items will be sure to amaze the crowd.

JustWorld is delighted to announce exciting partnerships this year. Long time supporter Voltaire
Design is joining JustWorld as Gala Sponsor. Voltaire Design specializes in upscale custom saddles
which are made in France with the finest French leathers. Continuing their ongoing support,
Horseware Ireland will be coming back as Sponsor of the fun photo booth, allowing guests to capture
a night to be remembered. Horseware Ireland has grown to become the world’s most trusted
producer of horse rugs. New this year as a Gala Sponsor, Floridian Community Bank is committed to
supporting causes that help make South Florida a better place to live and work. The bank believes
that their commitment to community service is an important part of being a good corporate citizen.

Generously hosted by Belle Herbe Farm, the lively atmosphere will be brought to life through food,
drinks and specialty entertainment created for the evening by renowned event planner Dazzle
Creative Events. JustWorld is thrilled to announce that Caryl Philips & Frank Zeiss and the Palm
Beach Masters Series will be returning as the Presenting Sponsors. The Palm Beach Masters
Series, launched in 2016 when the Jacobs Family successfully bid to keep World Cup qualifying
horse jumping in Wellington, Florida, delivers thrilling equestrian competition at the highest levels of
the sport. The series is hosted at Deeridge Farms – a stunning location at the heart of equestrian
sport in Wellington, Florida – and offers riders, spectators, and sponsors unforgettable hospitality,
unrivaled facilities, and world-class show grounds. The signature event of the series, the Palm Beach
Masters, is one of one of only seven North American, east coast qualifiers for the Longines FEI World
Cup TM.

JustWorld is also excited to reveal that Bolay will be returning as the Official Catering Sponsor of the
evening, providing signature high quality ingredients and preparing all of the delicious food for the
passed hors d’oeuvres, delectable tasting stations, and desserts. Swank Specialty Produce will be
providing high quality, fresh herbs for the delicious passed canapés. Guests will also enjoy an open
bar sponsored by Official Bar Sponsor Oli’s Fashion Cuisine, Tito’s Vodka, and Fernando Cellars.

Join JustWorld for a night of glitz and glam, all to support to children in need around the world! For
more information regarding the 15th Annual JustWorld Gala presented by the Palm Beach Masters
Series and Caryl Philips & Frank Zeiss, corporate sponsorship opportunities, or auction donations,
please e-mail jwinfo@justworldinternational.org or call +1.561.333.9391.

To purchase tickets and tables online, please visit http://gala.justworldinternational.org.

For more information regarding the Annual JustWorld Gala or corporate sponsorship opportunities,
please email aconiglio@justworldinternational.org or call +1.561.333.9391

If you are unable to attend the event, please consider making a donation to JustWorld in
commemoration of their 15th year of investing in youth.
Donations can be made online by visiting: http://www.justworldinternational.org.

About JustWorld International

JustWorld International is devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding local partners around
the world helping children thrive. We support more than 6,500 children by providing access to
education, nutrition, health & hygiene, and leadership & cultural development programs.
We work through the international equestrian community and its extensive networks to fund and
sustain programs that provide basic needs to children with little opportunity to receive support from
other sources. Our Rider Ambassadors raise awareness and funds for our programs, helping to give
children a leg up to a brighter future.


JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Tax-deductible donations
are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld’s supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella
foundation. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.

Renwick & Sons: The Grooming Revolution is Here

December 01, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'


Ever wished that every time you groomed your horse, you achieved quicker, better and longer lasting results?

Introducing The Ultimate Equine Brushware Collection:


“Renwick & Sons Brushware Collection”


This beautiful complete grooming kit has been created to make light work of this essential part of day to day horse care & competition turn-out. The more frequently a horse is groomed with the brushes, the less vigour is required each time; drastically reducing the time and effort in keeping your horse looking incredible.


This collection of grooming tools has been created exclusively for the discerning equestrian, uniting the latest proven technology found in human hair brush technology with outstanding traditional craftsmanship and quality.


Proudly designed and manufactured in the UK, each piece has been ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in your hand, ready to tackle the job ahead with outstanding results. Extensively trialled and developed in association with equestrians across all disciplines, the family name behind this revolutionary equine brushware collection have a brushware heritage dating back to 1798. A powerful and knowledgeable combination, never seen before in this sector.


Available in three different brush sizes, with a choice of brush strap leather colour as standard, Renwick & Sons also offer extensive bespoke options for the ultimate in personalisation, including embossing.


Featuring all the tools you need to groom your horse to perfection; the kit is presented in a tough steel briefcase for hard-wearing storage.

Welcome to the future of equine grooming tools.

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