June Benefit Horse Show
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Fairfield County Hunt Club’s annual June Benefit Horse Show benefitting the Equus Foundation starts Tuesday at the historic Fairfield County Hunt Club. The show is open to the public every day with free admission, parking and complimentary bleacher seating. Saturday, June 23rd features Family Fun Day from 11 AM -1 PM followed by the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix beginning at 1pm.
During the Family Fun Day, you'll enjoy pony rides, face painting, crafts and a “horseless” horse show plus a vendor boutiques. Sit ringside and watch the area’s top equestrians navigate a course of five-foot jumps at lightning speed.
VIP tent seating is also available for the Equus Foundation Grand Prix Luncheon beginning at 11:30am. Tickets are $250 per person and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Advance purchase is required. For more information, email, call 203 259 1550, or visit the horse show website at www.equusfoundation.org/fairfield.
About The EQUUS Foundation – Helping Horses Heal People
Public interest in the therapeutic role of horses has never been stronger. Yet, at the same time, the number of abandoned horses has reached epidemic levels due to dire economic conditions affecting Americans. The goal of The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c) (3) national charitable foundation, is to provide the support needed to not just rescue these noble animals but also re-train them to improve their lives and enrich the lives of people who can benefit from them. By bonding with these gentle giants, we learn to take control of our lives and become more capable of facing life’s challenges. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by awarding grants to equine charities across the United States; operating a network of equine organizations and enthusiasts to stimulate advocacy and volunteerism; providing scholarships to reward volunteer service, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.