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Equus foundation contributes to therapeutic riding facilities and horse rescue organizations

Ariat Partners with Non Profit, The EQUUS Foundation

Feb 3, 2013

We are very pleased to announce our recent partnership with The EQUUS Foundation (http://www.equusfoundation.org/)! EQUUS Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to horse welfare and fostering the horse-human bond in the therapeutic, recreational and sport communities. As a key partner Ariat will be supporting a variety of initiatives including the Champions program, the Win a Grant program, and the Equine Service Scholarships as well as serving as a sponsor of the Foundation’s two major fundraising events.

Ariat’s support will enable the growth of one of the Foundation’s main initiatives, the Champions program. The Champions program is an incentive-based equine service program created to stimulate volunteerism within the equine community. Individuals achieving Champion status are eligible to win a grant for their favorite equine charity, apply for academic and riding scholarships and receive gift certificates for Ariat products.

Ariat will also be one of the sponsors for the Foundation’s two major charity events—Fete Cheval Etoile held on March 8, 2013 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL  and its Grand Prix Luncheon which will be held on June 22, 2013 in conjunction with the Fairfield Grand Prix, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport, CT. For more information about these two events, visit www.equusfoundation.org/events.

Stay tuned for more updates on Ariat’s facebook, twitter and community site, there will be lots more about this great organization!

Here is a little more about the EQUUS Foundation
The EQUUS Foundation, a nonprofit 501(C) (3), is the primary national organization dedicated solely to horse welfare and fostering the horse-human bond in the therapeutic, recreational and sport communities.The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing financial support to horse-related charities across the United States; connecting a network of equine organizations to equine enthusiasts; providing scholarships to reward volunteer service on behalf of horses, and conducting information outreach to educate the public about horses. The EQUUS Foundation has awarded over $2 million in grants and is now recognized as a leading animal welfare organization by Animal Planet. For more information visit www.equusfoundation.org.