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EQUUS Foundation, Platinum Performance®, Kristin Hardin & Bentley Win "Charity Woof Cup" at Del Mar

The Del Mar International Horse Show opened its evening festivities on Saturday, October 22nd with the 2nd Annual Charity Woof Cup presented by The San Diego Union - Tribune.

Team EQUUS Foundation sponsored by Platinum Performance® emerged victorious thanks to Kristin Hardin aboard Elle and agility dog Bentley handled by Erin Welch, in the relay against the clock.

Woof Cup Video
Watch the video here.

"Elle and I were thrilled to support the EQUUS Foundation," said Kristin Hardin, "and we couldn't have done it without the other half of our team, Bentley and Erin Welch. Because of the work that the EQUUS Foundation does, a horse like Elle will have programs available for her and those like her to live out their lives in comfort and dignity when their sport careers are over."

Woof Cup
Front: Bentley. Left to right: Kristin Hardin, Jenny Iverson Schwartz, Estelle Kraft, Erin Welch. Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events.

Attending on behalf of the EQUUS Foundation, Board member Jenny Iverson Schwartz said, "We are deeply grateful to West Palm Events and the Del Mar International Horse Show to be able to participate."

Woof Cup

Bentley races against the Longines Official Time Keeping clocks to win the Charity Woof Cup
for Team EQUUS Foundation sponsored by Platinum Performance®. Photo by Kristin Lee Photography for West Palms Events.

In addition to the EQUUS Foundation, participating charities included Shelter To Soldier, Compton JR Posse, Sam Thompson Memorial for Disabled Jockeys and Equitarian Initiative. Enrique Gonzalez and Chacna took home the blue in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar which immediately followed the Woof Cup. Read more here.

The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charity solely dedicated to horse welfare and the horse-human bond. We provide resources to over 1,000 equine charities across the United States, and award over $250,000 annually to organizations operating at the highest standards for horse care and use, and for programs where it is needed most.

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:, Website:

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