June 2, 2017
Contact: Lynn Coakley
mail@equusfoundation.org | 203-259-1550

A Relationship of Respect and Compassion for Horses - Fairfield Equine Associates Continues Partnership with EQUUS Foundation at the 2017 Fairfield June Show

Fairfield Equine Associates is once again a proud supporter of the EQUUS Foundation as well as its long-standing client, the Fairfield County Hunt Club, through its sponsorship of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show on Tuesday, June 20th through Saturday, June 24th in Westport, Connecticut.
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Fairfield Equine Associates has been assisting horses and their owners for over a quarter of a century, and are pleased to continue to serve as the veterinarians for Fairfield's horses and the horses competing at Fairfield horse shows.

Dr. Richard D. Mitchell, President of Fairfield Equine Associates, serves on the Board of Directors of the EQUUS Foundation and is also Chairman of the Advisory Council for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

Mitchell has spent his career and life caring for horses and knows first-hand all they can do as athletes and as wonderful companions -- and so much more.

Asked about his devotion to horses and all the time he puts into their care, Dr. Mitchell said, "The respect, awe and compassion I feel for the horse only continues to grow as I work with and get to know more horses throughout my career. They are, quite simply, incredible animals that are as delicate as they are strong, as gentle as they are powerful and as talented and individually unique as any creatures could be. They will give you everything they have."

Mitchell also said that partnering with the EQUUS Foundation to support horse welfare is a perfect fit. "There is no other organization in existence whose sole mission is to protect horses across the United States and honor the horse-human bond and all that horses do for people. It is naturally a perfect match."

"The Fairfield June Show is our hometown show and the community where the EQUUS Foundation got its start 15 years ago - and we have been growing to serve more horses ever since thanks to the continued support of partners like Fairfield Equine," said EQUUS Foundation Founder and President Lynn Coakley.

In addition to its work with over 1,000 equine charities across the United States dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, retraining and re-homing of America's at-risk horses and that provide opportunities for new careers in sport and as companions, teachers and healers, the Foundation is stepping up its efforts to help more horses than ever before by holding Equine Adoption Days at select horse shows.

The next EQUUS Foundation Equine Adoption Day will be held on Thursday, June 22nd to give more opportunity for horse rescues to have exposure and showcase some of their wonderful horses up for adoption.

"Our relationship with Fairfield Equine is a partnership of healing and respect for the horse -- and of hope for those horses that need a helping hand," said Coakley. "Veterinarians who devote their lives to helping horses are our kind of people, and the EQUUS Foundation is proud to have Fairfield Equine as a partner."

About Fairfield Equine Associates: Fairfield Equine Associates is a leading hospital and referral clinic having served the equine community for over 25 years and having gained a world-wide reputation as one of the finest equine practices. Receiving national and international recognition for excellence in the care and treatment of the sport horse, Fairfield Equine has been proud to serve the United States Equestrian Team at multiple Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games and many other notable events around the world. Fairfield Equine is committed to providing its clients with the most comprehensive diagnostic imaging and the highest caliber of veterinary care. The Fairfield Equine team consists of a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, four veterinarians and a full-time fellowship veterinarian. Learn more about Fairfield Equine at www.fairfieldequine.com.

About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States dedicated solely to horse welfare and the horse-human bond. 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: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

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