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April 30, 2019
 
Grass is Back! Field Reconditioning Completed for the 2019 Fairfield June Benefit Horse Show Featuring $50,000 Grand Prix

The Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show, Tuesday-Saturday, June 18-22, 2019, will be the venue for the EQUUS Foundation's Annual Benefit Luncheon on Saturday, June 22, 2019 featuring the $50,000 Fairfield Grand Prix.

Focused on improving the exhibitor experience, enhancements for the 2019 show not only include increasing the prize money of the Grand Prix from $30,000 to $50,000 but also completing a much-needed reconditioning project of the polo field.

Fairfield is also partnering with the Ox Ridge June Charity Horse Show, June 11-16, 2019, to offer a Jumper Challenge. The rider who accumulates the most points in the Jumper classes of 1.20m or higher combined at both Ox Ridge June Charity Horse Show, June 11-16, 2019, and Fairfield, will win a $5,000 cash award.

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"The reconditioning project of polo field began in March," said Wynatte Chu, Co-Chair of the Fairfield show. The grounds crew de-compacted the field using a Verti-Quake to improve water infiltration, air exchange, and produce a much healthier turfgrass soil profile.

The crew of Double D Turf, a specialist in turfgrass aeration, used Deep Tine Aerators to maximize water percolation, stimulate root growth, and improve air flow to the root system. Sand was then spread over the field to add a more cushiony feeling, followed by topsoil and seed.
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"To give the field as much time as possible to grow and regenerate, the field is closed to riding until just before the June show. We think exhibitors will be pleased with the outcome," said Wynatte Chu.

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Entries close May 10th

"We are looking forward to the most exciting grand prix at Fairfield ever," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

EQUUS Foundation Benefit Luncheon & Fairfield Grand Prix
Saturday, June 22, 2018 - 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Reception, Auction & Luncheon
Exclusive Ringside Seating for the $50,000 Fairfield Grand Prix

Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show
174 Long Lots Road, Westport, Connecticut

All donations made in association with the Fairfield show include a class sponsorship. All donors will be recognized in the Official Horse Show Program if donations are received by May 15. Donations of $250 or more include attendance at the EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Luncheon.

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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 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. 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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