Contact: Lynn Coakley,, 203-259-1550

EQUUS Foundation

Horses, Free Family Fun & Giving Back on Saturday, June 25th!

Sydney Shulman Winner of 2015 Fairfield Grand Prix The Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show will once again be the venue for the EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Luncheon on Saturday, June 25th held in association with Family Fun Day and the $30,000 Grand Prix presented by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC & George N. Venizelos.

Attend a Luncheon

In addition to the prize money, Official Car Sponsor, (BMW, MINI, VOLVO), will award the Grand Prix winner with a MINI Cooper to be driven for the duration of the summer!

Paddock Boutiques - 10am
Family Fun Day - 10:30am
EQUUS Foundation Luncheon - 11:30am
$30,000 Grand Prix - 1:30pm
Free Pony Rides! New Canaan Mounted Troop ponies will ferry youngsters around from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Trained staff & experienced riders will be on hand to ensure a safe experience!

Free Arts & Crafts! Fun for boys and girls with the Giggling Pig!

Free Face Painting! Two face painters will be on the premises to decorate the smiling faces.

Plus a full service food concession!

Pony Rides

Paddock Boutiques: Accessories by Sarah, Agriventures Agway, Beval Saddlery, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation, Charles Ancona, CWD Sellier USA, Deedles & Shay, Devoucoux, HEART Equine Ambulance, Christies Real Estate, The Higgins Group/Christies Real Estate, Indago Designs, JOTT, Katherine Page, Lattice House, Patrice, Patricia's Presents, Reflections, Swanky Belts, The Traveling Boutique, VSB Jewels, The White Horse Collection, and Wild Horses.

Give back by shopping on the EQUUS Foundation Online Auction & support horse welfare in the United States!

Auction Sponsors: American Gold Cup, Robin Augustadt, Barbara's Visions, Mr. & Mrs Timothy Barton, The Bentz Family, Beval Saddlery Ltd,, Charles Ancona, The Cliffs, Clipper Barn of Connecticut, Cor, CRISTA Camp at Miracle Ranch, Elite Health Services, Elvenspun, EquiFit, inc., Equipoise & Vandy Lipman, Fairfield County Hunt Club, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Flower, Diana Friedlander, Olivia Goodnow, Hampton Classic Horse Show, Imperial Dental Associates, Katherine Page, Mama Jane's Global Boutique, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Movement Design Pilates & Wellness, New Canaan Mounted Troop, Newman's Own, Olive & Bettes, Patricia’s Presents, Joanne Y. Pierce Fine Art, LLC, Polished by Claire V, M. Scott Redstone, Farrier, Reflections Photography, Allen M. Schoen DVM, Jenny A. Schwartz/William Raveis, Scout & Molly's, Southampton Hunt & Polo Club, Splash of Pink, Uckele Health and Nutrition, and Venture Photography. Donate an auction item here!

Admission & Parking: Admission and parking is free and is available on the show grounds at 174 Long Lots Road on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spectator Seating/Hospitality Tent: Exhibitors and spectators are welcome to enjoy complimentary seating in the Hospitality Tent from Tuesday-Friday, June 21st-24th. On Saturday, June 25th, the Hospitality Tent will be open ONLY to guests attending the EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Luncheon. Seating areas on the show grounds will be available to the public.

Sponsorships are still available! A donation of $250 includes a seat at the EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Luncheon where guests will enjoy an auction, elegant dining and exciting show jumping ringside with VIP seating. Click here to learn more.

Co-Chairs & Officials:
Co-Chairs: Benedicte Berg, Wynatte Chu & Sean T. Hogan, Esq.
Show Manager: William Aguirre
Judges: John Bahret, Mark Jungherr, Walter J. Lee, Susan Schoellkopf & Frank Willard

Official Sponsors & Corporate Partners: Animal Planet, Ariat International,, and Wells Fargo Advisors LLC & George N. Venizelos.

Gold Medal: Elise & William Bucknall, Phyllis Collins, Fairfield Equine Associates, Friends of EQUUS Foundation, The Gochman Family, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services, and Laure Sudreau.

Silver Medal: The Blaney & Filler Families, Bruderman Asset Management, Mr. & Mrs. David F. DeVoe, Jr., William R. Harris Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Steven Herman, Hi Ho Petroleum, Hospital for Special Surgery, Imperial Dental Associates, PC, Lawrence D'Addario & Patricia J. Keenan, Marylou D'Addario Kennedy and Sean Kennedy, Kennedy Equine Transport, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Mr. & Mrs. Juan Pablo Mejia Fanjul, Virginia & Oliver Pursche, Mr. & Mrs. Eric Ross, Wells Fargo Private Bank/Thomas Belden, and Joel Whidden.

Bronze Medal: Agriventures Agway, Wynatte Chu, DDS, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Cornell, Maniatty & Walker Families, and Barbara & Mark Zand.

Grand Champion: Mr. & Mrs. Richard Conlon, Sean T. Hogan Esq., LLC, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Knadler, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Rendeiro, and Gabrielle Guise & Jon Tiktinsky.

View all sponsors here.

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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