#RideForHorses Online Auction Opens Today! Let the Bidding Begin to Protect America’s Horses!

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses - everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. #RideForHorses is the nationwide effort of the EQUUS Foundation to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses.

It's easy to bid, just visit equusfoundation.org/auction from your mobile device or computer at home or on the run! Stay on top of the items you've bid on with real-time notifications sent to you via email!  The auction will remain open until Sunday, February 25, at 5 pm. Spread the word to your friends, family & colleagues too and let the bidding battles begin!

There's something for everyone and most importantly, all proceeds keep America's horses safe, working and loved!

Some highlights of this year's 70+ items include:
- Double Dinner Date with "The Bachelors"
- A Weekend Adventure in an Excell Auto Group Exotic Car
- Vacation Packages to St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, The Grenadines, and Panama
- Astros vs the St. Louis Cardinals Tickets for March 4th courtesy of South Beach Brewing Company
- An Outing in a Chauffeur-Driven Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- VIP Tables at the 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show, Washington Intl. Horse Show & the National Horse Show
- BMW Cruise Bike
- A Day at the Breakers Palm Beach
- A MINI JCW Go-Cart
- Midweek Retreat at Salamander Resort & Spa
- Riding Lesson/Clinic with Top Belgian Show Jumper Olivier Philippaerts
- Jewelry, Clothing and more.

The EQUUS Foundation is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States that is 100% dedicated to protecting America’s horses and strengthening the bond between horses and people, especially people with special needs. Horses can dramatically improve the lives of people with special needs and allow them to live life as productively and independently as possible, yet equine activities and therapies are only available to a small percentage of people with special needs.

The EQUUS Foundation has one of the most comprehensive and impartial verification processes to inspire donor confidence in the charities selected to receive financial support from the EQUUS Foundation each year. Financial support is provided to only those organizations that are both fully transparent & accountable to the public and are operating at the highest standards of horse care. What's important to realize is that there is a great disparity in horse care practices among equine organizations.

“What is especially difficult is that for the past several years, we received over $500,000 in requests but only had less than half in funds available for awards. Understanding that over 100,000 American horses are being shipped over the border for slaughter each year, and that the ban on this transportation may take effect by the end of the year, it is more important now than ever before to identify and support rescue organizations with the capability of expanding their rehoming operations and equine therapy organizations with the capability of increasing their services to take on more horses,” said EQUUS Foundation President Lynn Coakley.

Participating in the #RideForHorses Auction will help re-home horses after their sport careers are over and increase the number of horses involved with Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) so that EAAT is available to more people with special needs.

 Ready, Set, Bid Now! at https://www.equusfoundation.org/auction

Auction Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Abbatiello
Ariat International
Back in the Saddle
Baden Spa & Wellness
Barbara's Visions
Ryan Beckett
Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Bradford Renaissance Portraits

Clipper Barn of Connecticut
Dena Lyons Couture
Elite Island Resorts
Equine Design Photography
Excell Auto Group
Hattie Gilpin | Sea Dipped

Hampton Classic Horse Show
Hunt Ltd
National Horse Show
Olivier Philippaerts
Platinum Performance
Salamander Resort & Spa
South Beach Brewing Company
Stacy Bradley Design & Accessories
Turner & Co.
Upper Echelon Academy
Robert Vavra
Washington Intl. Horse Show
White Horse Tavern

About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. 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: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

View this release online here

Contact: Lynn Coakley




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