The EQUUS Foundation will be showcasing adoptable equines at the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Horse Show in Westport, Connecticut on Thursday, June 23 at 4pm. “It will be a parade of champions with a twist,” said Valerie Angeli, EQUUS Foundation VP of Engagement. “Horses thrill us as athletes, but they are also amazing teachers, companions and healers. All horses are champions and need our protection.”
1 CHAMPAGNE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Guests attending the Champagne & Ice Cream Social hosted by Fairfield Equine Associates on behalf of the EQUUS Foundation and the $10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake will have the opportunity to meet and greet adoptable treasures and learn more about them from representatives of EQUUS Foundation Guardian, Rising Starr Horse Rescue.
The Welcome Reception is complimentary to EQUUS Foundation friends and donors, Fairfield County Hunt Club members and horse show exhibitors, trainers, attendants, and their family members attending the show. Advance reservations are required. Please RSVP here.
2 MEET AND GREET
Charlie and Georgie are just two of Rising Starr’s adoptable equines. “They were once wild and now they are seeking forever homes,” said Angeli.
Charlie is a 10 year old, who was born in the wild, adopted from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and then was sold to a kill buyer. Rescued from the Bowie Kill Pen in Texas, Charlie received the care and rehabilitation he needed from a local rescue before he came to Rising Starr for training and adoption.
Only two years old, Georgie, a formerly wild burro from Arizona, is progressing very well with his training and socializing. Georgie and Charlie are bonded and looking for a home together.
3 CLEAR ROUND & CLASS SPONSORSHIP DONATIONS
Another first! The EQUUS Foundation will receive $100 from the Fairfield County Hunt Club for each clear first round in the Welcome Stake and Grand Prix.
As in the past, donations made in association with the Fairfield show will include a class sponsorship on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Your donation will help care for horses who have been the victim of abuse and neglect – and saved from being shipped off to slaughter — AND horses at equine therapeutic centers who are enriching and improving the lives of people who are facing hardships.
All donations made to the EQUUS Foundation in association with the Fairfield June Show include a horse show class sponsorship.
ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America’s horses from peril 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE FAIRFIELD JUNE SHOW: The Fairfield June Show will be held June 21-June 25, 2022, at The Fairfield County Hunt Club, 174 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880. Recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation as a Heritage Competition, the Fairfield Horse Show is a unique boutique show which is known for a family-oriented environment. The “June Show” offers 250 classes throughout the week. Contact the Fairfield June Horse Show at Tele: (203) 227-8445, E-Mail: Juneshow@Huntclubonline.org, Website: www.huntclubonline.org.
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Contact: Lynn Coakley