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60 Horses Ready To Start At The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover

April 25, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Lexington, Ky.- April 23, 2014 – In front of an eager crowd of about 500 people on a sunny and warm afternoon, the international ground jury accepted 60 of the horses presented for the first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. The event begins on Thursday, April 24, and runs through Sunday, April 27.

 

A record number of horses-82-were entered for this year’s event, and riders presented 62 horses this afternoon to the ground jury of Sandy Phillips (Great Britain), Christina Klingspor (Sweden) and Gillian Rolton (Australia). Five horses were held for re-inspection, and three were accepted. Laine Ashker withdrew Anthony Patch before re-presenting him, and the jury did not accept Sir Oberon, ridden by Ellen Doughty.

 

Riders from seven nations-the United States, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Brazil -will be aiming for the top prizes that will be awarded on Sunday, including the coveted Rolex watch. The total prize money is $250,000, of which $80,000 will go to the winner.

 

For the first time, The Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challengewill award $20,000 in prize money, while helping national teams prepare for the team competition at the 2014 World Equestrian Games this summer. The standings of the teams from the United States, Canada and Great Britain will be determined each day by the overall scores of their three top-placed horses.

 

Dressage gets underway on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., continuing until 4 p.m., and resumes Friday from 10:00 to 4:00. Saturday features the cross-country phase, the heart of the competition, with the climactic show jumping phase on Sunday.

 

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover, April 24-27 at the Kentucky Horse Park, is one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian competitions and features the world’s best horses and riders vying for their share of $250,000 in prize money, as well as a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing, which is awarded to any rider who wins the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley four-star Events in succession.

 

The 2014 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is a selection trial for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games and will crown the 17th Rolex/USEF National CCI4* Champion. The only four-star event in the Western Hemisphere, Rolex Kentucky draws an estimated 60,000 to 70,000 spectators and is seen by millions more on worldwide telecasts.

 

This year, for the first time ever, Rolex Kentucky includes a team challenge. The Dubarry of Ireland Nations Team Challenge will award $20,000 in prize money, while helping national teams prepare for the team competition at the World Equestrian Games this summer. The winning nation will be the nation with the fewest penalties after adding together the final scores of the three highest-placed individuals from that nation.

 

Rolex Kentucky is a fun time for all in attendance. Aside from the competition, the event features exquisite shopping in the Sponsor Village; an International Trade Fair with almost 200 booths and tents displaying designer clothing, artwork, gifts, sport clothing, horse-related items, and event souvenir items; and the brand-new “Kentucky Uncovered,” which highlights products unique to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Rolex Kentucky also features a variety of other entertaining attractions. General admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, America’s only theme park dedicated to horses, is included with each Rolex Kentucky ticket.

 

Coverage of America’s only Four Star Event includes an NBC broadcast – the Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Land Rover – which will air on Sunday, May 4. All four days of the competition is being streamed online LIVE on USEFNetwork.com, presented by SmartPak, beginning on Thursday, April 24.

 

For equestrian fans throughout the rest of the world, FEI TV is airing LIVE coverage of Saturday’s cross-country and Sunday’s show jumping competitions. To sign up for FEI TV, visit www.feitv.org.

 

The broadcast schedule is listed below, and is also available on the USEF Network coverage page,www.usefnetwork.com/featured/2014Rolex/.  All broadcast times are subject to change.

*              April 24: LIVE Dressage on USEFNetwork.com, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

*              April 25: LIVE Dressage on USEFNetwork.com, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

*              April 26: LIVE Cross-Country on USEFNetwork.com, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

*              April 27: LIVE Show Jumping on USEFNetwork.com, 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Awards Ceremony on USEFNetwork.com, 3:00 p.m. EDT

*              May 4: Rolex Equestrian Championships on NBC, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

 

Equestrian Events, Inc. (EEI) is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event which quickly evolved into what is today the only Four Star three-day event in the Western Hemisphere, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The Kentucky Reining cup was incorporated as part of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event schedule in 2011.

 

For complete information, please visit www.RK3DE.org.

 

Stay up to date with Rolex Kentucky!

Auditors Welcome During George H. Morris “Gladstone Program” at Hamilton Farm

April 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Gladstone, NJ – April 14, 2014 –The United States Equestrian Team Foundation will be hosting the George H. Morris “Gladstone Program” at its headquarters at Hamilton Farm May 20-25, 2014. This will mark the second year that Morris returns to Gladstone, NJ, for the clinic, which is dedicated to the country’s talented show jumping riders, and offers a this unique opportunity to learn from the country’s former Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe and the founding father of hunt seat equitation.

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Auditors are welcome to attend this event as well, learning about all of Morris’ methods, and watching the top young talent in the United States.

 

The fee for auditors is $75/day or $375 for all six sessions. To register to audit the sessions please go to the News section of the website (www.uset.org) and you will find a downloadable auditing form or you can call Sara Ike at (908)234-1251. All proceeds will help fund the United States Equestrian Teams’ High Performance programs.

 

All mounted sessions run from 8:00AM to 12:00 PM. Tuesday afternoon, which will include a lecture by Dr. Gerhard Heuschman, who will also join the mounted session on Wednesday morning. Dr. Heuschmann is a renowned expert in the field of biomechanics of the horse, and how it relates to the training and overall wellbeing of the horse. A more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the event.

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The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. 


For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE atwww.uset.org.

Fine Artist Louise Mellon Donates Painting for GPL to Honor “Senator” Glenn Atkinson

April 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, FL – April 9, 2014- The GPL Polotini Party, a celebration held at the Mallet Grille at International Polo Club Palm Beach, officially kicked off The 5th Annual Gay Polo Week. A gathering of members of the GPL, sponsors, friends and family enjoyed an Argentine style asado, music and merrymaking sponsored by Patricia Quick.

Louise Mellon donated her original painting, “Airborne”
as a gift to be presented “Senator” Atkinson for
his role in helping McKenney found the GPL
GPL founder Chip McKenney led a short presentation to thank sponsors and hosts. At the end of his brief speech, McKenney invited Glenn Atkinson to the podium. He explained how Atkinson, fondly referred to as “The Senator,” had introduced him to polo. He said the Senator and his wife and family had supported the founding of GPL and were always there to encourage him forward. Atkinson, once a 3-goal rated player, played well into his seventies. McKenney named the trophy for the feature game of the International Gay Polo Tournament the Senator’s Cup in his honor.
McKenney presents the painting to the Atkinsons

McKenney presented a genuinely touched Atkinson with an original Louise Mellon polo painting called “Airborne.”

“I am so grateful to Louise for the donation of the painting,” said McKenney. “It was such a perfect way for me to honor the Senator. Without Glenn, there would be no GPL. Now in its fifth year, it is growing and growing.”

Louise Mellon’s work is immediately recognizable and primarily features horses, dogs and the equestrian lifestyle. Her brightly colored, vibrant pieces often have a witty or unexpected approach and are created with the intent to amuse.

 

Louise Mellon’s work can be seen on the pages and covers of equestrian and art publications. Her work has been presented at numerous solo and juried shows on the east coast.

 

Louise Mellon in her studio with Ruffles and Cricket. Photo by Booth Malone

About Louise Mellon Mellon was born to a family
of artists who encouraged her creativity. She was raised in Middleburg, VA, where she rode and drove horses. Mellon’s keen visual sense led her to a career as a commercial photographer and artist. Her work has been seen branding numerous products and covers of prize lists, racing programs and publications. She flew airplanes, helicopters and aerobatics, has resided in several parts of the country, and has traveled the world studying fine art. She has served on several boards, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Collector’s Committee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA. She moved to Aiken, SC, and custom-built a very special studio, where she works, welcomes visiting artists and hosts local events. Mellon’s unique view of the world is demonstrated through all her work. Her style is instantly recognizable and certain to bring enjoyment, laughter and wonder.

 

For more information visit Louise Mellon’s website at: http://louisemellon.com/

 

Images only for use in the context of this press release.

 

 

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Emerging Athletes Program Deadline Alert

April 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

April 4, 2014

 

Lexington, KY – The application deadline for three June 2014 Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions is midnight of Monday, April 21.

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The intensive 4 1/2 day training sessions will be taught by some of the sport’s most respected clinicians and stable managers. Riders, competition age 20 and under, interested in participating in the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, presented by Dover Saddlery, must submit the EAP Application and required documents to USHJA no later than the respective deadline. Applicants are also required to pass the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Level One Quiz, with a score of 80% or higher, to be considered for participation in a Regional Training Session.

 

June Regional Training Sessions:

 

June 4-8 EAP Regional Training Session – Canby, OR

Oz Inc.

Clinician: Cynthia Hankins
Stable Manager: Nanci Snyder

 

June 8-12 EAP Regional Training Session – Conyers, GA

Georgia International Horse Park

Clinician: Anne Kursinski
Stable Manager: Anne Thornbury

 

June 16-20 EAP Regional Training Session – Hackettstown, NJ

Centenary College

Clinician: Julie Winkel
Stable Manager: Colleen Reed

 

April 21 is the deadline for any of these three June Regional Training Sessions!Don’t miss out –Log into your USHJA account and click “EAP Regional Clinic Application” under the Emerging Athletes Program section.

 

Please check the EAP Calendar for the Regional Training Session in your area.

 

Additional questions or request for information may be directed to Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.

United States Hunter Jumper Association 

3870 Cigar Lane

Lexington, KY 40511

P: 859.225.6700

F: 859.258.9033

www.ushja.org

Kentucky Reining Cup Adds Nutrena® Para-Reining Event Provides new opportunities for para-equestrians

April 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Lexington, Ky – March 4, 2014 – For the first time, Cargill’s Nutrena® brand Para-Reining Event will be part of the Kentucky Reining Cup, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. on April 25-27.

 

“I’m thrilled to introduce para-reining to the Kentucky Reining Cup,” said Brad Ettleman, president of HorsePower, Inc., producer of the Kentucky Reining Cup. “Our competition is part of a pilot program looking to develop reining as a permanent fixture of the para-equestrian movement in 2015. We are eager to help change the face of the equestrian sport.”

 

The United States Para-Equestrian Association, together with USA Reining introduced para-reining into its repertoire in Nov. 2013 at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) world championship show in Oklahoma City. USA Reining hopes to make para-Reining a nationally recognized sport by the beginning of 2015.

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The Nutrena® Para-Reining event will be held following the FEI Junior and FEI Young Rider classes on April 26 at 1 p.m. Riders in the class will be coached by riders participating in the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and World Championship Freestyle Reining. Mounts will be donated by generous owners of Reining horses.

 

Riders in the Nutrena® Para-Reining event are veterans of Para-Dressage classes, among others. Winners will receive Gist belt buckles donated by Gist Silversmiths. The Nutrena® Para-Reining event is sponsored by Cargill’s Nutrena® brand, and sanctioned by USA Reining and USPEA, with additional support from the AQHA and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).

 

The Kentucky Reining Cup is held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. This year’s Kentucky Reining Cup features the Adequan©/USEF Open Reining National Championship, as well as the World Equestrian Games Selection Trial to determine which horse and rider combination will represent the U.S. in the 2014 World Reining Championship in Normandy, France this summer.

 

For more information or to order tickets for the 2014 Kentucky Reining Cup, please visitwww.KentuckyReining.com.

 

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About Nutrena®

Cargill manufactures and markets a complete line of Nutrena® brand feeds and supplements that help horses and all classes of livestock maintain optimal health throughout all stages of life. Using the highest-quality ingredients and the most up-to-date nutritional technology, Cargill is committed to the health, well-being and safety of its customers’ horses, livestock and pets. For more information on its Nutrena® brand products, visit www.nutrenaworld.com .

 

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 140,000 people in 65 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit Cargill.com and its News Center.

Old Friends and New Vocations Partner for Retired Horses

April 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

GEORGETOWN, KY – MARCH 10, 2014 Old Friends and New Vocations have entered into an agreement to benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and post-breeding careers. The two organizations each fulfill a different aftercare need. New Vocations places off the track Thoroughbreds with new owners in new careers, while Old Friends is primarily a home for those who, due to old age or physical issues, require permanent retirement. But with time and care, some horses’ needs change.

 

That happened for Gameday News, owned and trained by D. Wayne Lukas. The son of Corinthian broke his maiden on March, 2012 at Oaklawn Park. Following a few allowance starts, he injured his ankle, and with the help of Old Friends Board member Cathy Riccio, he was retired to Old Friends. After nearly two years of care and paddock rest, Gameday News received clearance from Dr. Steve Allday, who x-rayed the site of his healed injury and pronounced the five-year-old fit and ready to enter a new career. Gameday News will always have a home available at Old Friends when his second career ends.

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“It’s a clear case of doing what’s best for the athlete,” said Old Friends president Michael Blowen. “He’s a beautiful, energetic, kind horse who is adored by the staff and visitors. But he’s too young and healthy to be retired. We’re very grateful that New Vocations has accepted him into their program. It’s an example of groups working together, with the help of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, to do what’s best for the horse.”

 

“We are extremely thrilled to be partnering with Old Friends,” explained New Vocations program director Anna Ford. “Being able to capitalize on each program’s strengths will make it possible for us to help more horses.”

 

New Vocations focuses on rehabbing, retraining, and rehoming retired racehorses. Gameday News entered the retraining stage of the program in late March and has already been started back under saddle. He will be available for adoption in the near future. To learn more go to www.newvocations.org.

 

For more information about Old Friends go to www.oldfriendsequine.org or call the farm at (502) 863-1775.

TICK-BORNE DISEASE ALLIANCE HONORS INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RIDER AND LYME SUFFERER AT ANNUAL GALA

April 04, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Renowned Equestrian Judy Garofalo-Torres Will Be Honored with Much

Deserved Humanitarian Award at Second Annual TBDA Gala

 

NEW YORK (March XX, 2014) – The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), one of the country’s most authoritative voices on Lyme disease, is pleased to announce that this year’s Humanitarian Honoree will be awarded to Judy Garofalo-Torres, international Grand-Prix show jumping rider and member of the United States Equestrian Team. A competitive rider and avid animal lover since the age of 12, Garofalo-Torres was infected with Lyme disease during one of many rides at her farm in Millbrook, New York.

 

“I have been around horses all my life, and never considered the possibility that I was putting my career and personal life in danger,” said Garofalo-Torres. “It wasn’t until months later when I was initially infected with Lyme disease that I began to experience severe symptoms. At the time, I was training for the Hampton Classic Horse Show in 2010, and had a very difficult time performing at my best level. In fact, I had to forfeit myself from the competition that day due to an unforeseen incident that made me so sick I could barely stand. This scary incident eventually led to my diagnosis with Lyme disease.”

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Before she was officially diagnosed with Lyme, Garofalo-Torres visited her general practitioner after she began to experience debilitating symptoms that mimic those of other diseases. After several visits to the doctor, Garofalo-Torres was told that the symptoms were all in her head and recommended visiting a psychiatrist. Since then, Garofalo-Torres has shown great strength in her brave fight against Lyme which possesses an unrivaled commitment to raising awareness and funds for both human and animal Lyme sufferers across the country.

 

A business owner herself, Garofalo-Torres is equally committed to promoting organizations and products that help with muscle and joint stiffness stemmed from the effects of Lyme disease. One of her current sponsors, BeneFab Products, provides products for horses and humans, which are infused with ceramic material (sometimes known as far-infrared fabric) that help increase circulation and alleviate pain. Garofalo-Torres also acts as a resource and support system for equestrian riders who have been affected by Lyme throughout the country.

 

“It is a privilege to honor Judy at this year’s gala, as she has been a huge supporter of the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance and advocates for both animal and human sufferers of Lyme disease,” said David Roth, Co-Chairman of TBDA and Managing Director at Blackstone. “Although a Lyme vaccine has been identified for animals, the threat still lingers and prevention is imperative for animals and owners of animals, as it is not uncommon that humans can contract Lyme disease simply from coming into contact with ticks that live on the surface of pets.”

 

The gala will be held on May 1, 2014 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. This year’s theme, entitled “The Great Imitator Masquerade Ball,” looks to shed light on this debilitating disease, which often mimics other diseases with similar symptoms, and will be the premier kick-off event for Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May. The gala is attended by more than 600 prominent guests, including some of the nation’s leaders in the financial and business industry, along with a community of high net worth individuals who are committed to supporting this cause as a result of personally being affected by this disease.

 

Money raised at this year’s gala will be help TBDA bolster awareness, promote advocacy for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and raise funds for research and an accurate and reliable diagnostic tool. Once this tool is in place and early diagnosis can be identified properly, patients can be prevented from becoming chronic sufferers.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets to this year’s gala, please visit www.TBDAlliance.org, TBDA’s Facebook page, Twitter page, or call 914-579-1000.

 

 

About the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance

 

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases including Lyme. As part of its efforts, TBDA is embarking on a quest to develop a reliable diagnostic tool as a first step toward eradicating the disease. Working with others in the tick-borne disease community nationwide, TBDA seeks to raise public awareness through education and create a unified voice for advocacy regarding the current epidemic in order to make a real difference. More information about TBDA, Lyme and tick-borne diseases, and prevention and protection can be found at www.TBDAlliance.org.

 

Horse Stars Hall of Fame Celebrates 2014 Inductees

April 04, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

WESTPORT, CT – March 21, 2014 – Six Equine Athletes and four Equine Humanitarians were inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame for 2014 at the EQUUS Foundation’s Fete Cheval Etoile on Sunday, March 17, 2014 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

For the EQUUS Foundation, it’s all about how horses move people beyond their boundaries. The ten joined the inaugural 62 horses inducted in 2013.

The EQUUS Foundation partnered with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) in 2013 to establish the Horse Stars Hall of Fame to celebrate the extraordinary talent of horses and the magical bond between horses and people.

The Hall of Fame honors the contributions of amazing horses, shares the stories of their athletic and humanitarian feats and helps build a more informed and compassionate America that values the impact of horses in our lives.

2014 Horse Stars Hall of Fame Inductees

 

The Six Equine Athletes, each representing different breeds and disciplines and all recognized by the USEF as Horses of Honor, included A Ruf Gal, Bizkit, Brunello, CH Callaway’s Annabel Allison, Sam and Simon. (Left Top to Bottom)

A Ruf Gal, the 2013 USA Reining Horse of the Year, owned by Pete & Tamra Kyle, has truly proven herself as a talented athlete, delivering consistent performances, achieving impressive results, and always willing to give her all throughout her competitive career.

Bizkit, a Baroque Pinto shown in Part-Bred Friesian competition, owned by Gwendolyn Schmidt, holds s a total of nine World Grand Championships and 27 Regional Grand Championships and has a legacy extending beyond the show ring as a successful sire with five foals on the ground and three already winning top honors in in-hand competition.

Janet Peterson and Liza Boyd’s Brunello has been turning heads in the hunter ring with his signature style and consistent top placings for years, but in 2013, his achievements placed him at the pinnacle of the sport. He ended the year earning the top USEF honor of National Horse of the Year.

CH Callaway’s Annabel Allison entered the record books in 2013 as the first mare to win the Five-Gaited World’s Grand Championship title at the Kentucky State Fair since 1999, and Debbie Foley became the first professional woman to be trainer, rider, and sole owner of the winning horse.

Prior to the 2013 season, Sam had always been a stalwart for owner and driver Misdee Wrigley, but in 2013 he stepped up his game when he was needed most. Against all odds, Sam delivered the performance of a lifetime at the FEI World Driving Championships.

In 2013, Abigail Wexner’s Simon and his rider, Beezie Madden secured their place in the history books with an epic win on the world’s largest stage, claiming Madden’s first Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals title. For his efforts, Simon earned the title of USEF International Horse of the Year and Madden claimed USEF Equestrian of the Year.

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The four Equine Humanitarians included the ever so brave public servants Skipper and Staff Sergeant Reckless and gentle giants Lucky To Be A Larkin and Mr Wise Guy +//.(Below Clockwise)

On September 22, 1987, police horse Skipper and the energetic 31-year-old officer, husband and father of four very young children, William D. McCarthy, were tragically killed while on patrol serving the Philadelphia community as a member of its Mounted Police Unit. The William D. McCarthy Memorial Trophy and now the induction of Skipper into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame will forever remind us of the service of the mounted police and the inherent danger present in police work.

Small in size, but huge in heart and spirit, Staff Sergeant Reckless was a “Jeju” was pony who became the real-lief warhorse of the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment during the Korean War. Simply put, she was one of them. They were bound together, an amazing unit that accomplished more than either she or her fellow Marines could have done alone.

Mr Wise Guy +//, owned by Kristen Cuneo, had a stellar 15-year show career in the Arabian Horse World despite a severe injury as a young horse that resulted in a broken jaw and paralysis in the lower quadrant of his face. His injury caused his tongue to frequently hang out of his mouth – but at the end of his world class show career, at the age of 20, he transitioned into the life of a therapy horse.

Lucky to Be a Larkin was born the son of 1999 AQHA Super Horse Look Who’s Larkin and Grandson of AQHA Super Horse Rugged Lark – with all the potential for an outstanding sport career. His story is the story of a different destiny – a sensitive and kind horse and the bond he formed with Sherri Barnes and her daughter Kasey, born in 1993 with Downs Syndrome.

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Since the beginning of civilization, horses have been vital to human survival. Although their role has changed, they continue to win our hearts and imagination. Thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate donors, the EQUUS Foundation is able to save some of these beautiful creatures that have been abused and abandoned.

The Foundation also helps retrain horses for multiple careers – as therapy animals, forever changing the lives of children and adults in need. The impact of horses can be as simple as building confidence to as astounding as first words – and first steps. The EQUUS Foundation will top $2.5 million in grant awards this year and now provides support to over 800 equine organizations across the United States.

 

Visit the Horse Stars Hall of Fame HERE to learn more about all the inductees.

Click here to learn more about the Fete Cheval Etoile.

 

 

About EQUUS Foundation

The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail:equus@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

 

About United States Equestrian Federation

Established in 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), www.usef.org, is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. The USEF promotes the safety and welfare of horses and riders while encouraging interest, participation and excellence at every competitive level and for all breed and discipline affiliates within the Federation family equally. The USEF is the only national organization dedicated to the promotion of the equestrian sport, fair competition and equine welfare regardless of breed or discipline.