Fairfield Welcomes Back EQUUS Foundation and Introduces $30,000 Grand Prix

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The 2016 Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show will again be the venue for the EQUUS Foundation's annual luncheon on Saturday, June 25. Open to the public free of charge, the show will be held from Tuesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 25, on the grounds of the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut. The show will culminate with the EQUUS Foundation benefit held in association with Family Fun Day and the new $30,000 Grand Prix presented by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC & George N. Venizelos, Managing Director-Investments, of the Westport branch.

"We are deeply grateful to the Fairfield County Hunt Club for their continued support," said Shannon Coakley, EQUUS Foundation Executive Director. "We look forward to working with the Horse Show Co-Chairs Benedicte Berg, Wynatte Chu and Sean Hogan to make the 2016 show the best one yet!"

The June Show is among a select group of 21 horse shows of the more than 2,600 in the United States that is recognized as a Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). This is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a horse show - a distinction reserved for horse shows not only dedicated to technical excellence but also philanthropy and community involvement.

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The deadline to be recognized in the horse show program is May 10th. For more information, contact Shannon Coakley at fairfield@equusfoundation.org or 203-259-1550.

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, 203-259-1550, mail@equusfoundation.org, www.equusfoundation.org.