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June 23, 2015

Shulman Wins Back-to-Back Grand Prixs at Ox Ridge & Fairfield & Two CallariCars.com MINIs!

Cheered on by spectators and guests at the EQUUS Foundation Grand Prix Benefit Luncheon, Sydney Shulman and Quidam owned by Jill Shulman claimed the title of Best Performance by a Professional and victory over a field of 34 competitors at the $25,000 Grand Prix presented on Saturday, June 20, 2015, by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC and George N. Venizelos.

Shulman also claimed victory at the $25,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix aboard Wamira on Sunday, June 14, 2015 earning both brand new 2015 MINI Coopers for the summer offered by CallariCars.com courtesy of MINI of Fairfield County.

The Grand Prix was the culminating event of the five-day Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show held in Westport, Connecticut. Carneyhaugh Manx owned by owned by Katherine A Gallagher and ridden by Peter Lutz claimed second, and HH Fyloe ridden by Quentin Judge and owned by Double H Farm came in third.
2015 $25,000 Grand Prix Winner

Left to Right: John E. Franzreb III; Colonel Brad Everman, U.S. Air Force; Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President; George N. Venizelos, Managing Director-Investments, Westport Branch, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC; CallarCars.com Founder Sylvia Callari; Shannon Coakley, Executive Director, EQUUS Foundation; and Horse Show Co-Chairs Benedicte Berg & Sean Hogan. Photo courtesy of Reflections Photography.

2015 $25,000 Grand Prix Winner Wins MINI

Flavia Callari with Grand Prix Winner Sydney Shulman in the MINI offered by CallariCars.com courtesy of MINI of Fairfield County. Photo courtesy of Reflections Photography.

2015 $25,000 Grand Prix Winner in Action

2015 $25,000 Grand Prix Winner in Action

2015 Fairfield Horse Show Chairs
EQUUS Foundation; and Horse Show Co-Chairs Benedicte Berg & Sean Hogan. Photos courtesy of Reflections Photography.

The show's generous individual and corporate sponsors were on hand throughout the week to present awards to local and national competitors. All ages compete for the ribbons.

Corporate sponsors included:
     Official Sponsors & Corporate Partners: Animal Planet, Ariat International, Blackburn Architects, P.C., CallariCars.com, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC & George N. Venizelos, Westport Magazine/Moffly Media;
     Gold: Fairfield Equine Associates, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services;
     Silver: Bruderman Asset Management, Grand Marnier Grande Cuvee Collection Tasting & Sponsorship, Hi Ho Petroleum, Hospital for Special Surgery, Imperial Dental Associates, Kennedy Equine Transport, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Wells Fargo Private Bank/Thomas Belden;
     Bronze: Agriventures Agway, Dr. Wynatte Chu, Rights Management Holdings LLC.

"We are deeply grateful to be associated with the Fairfield June Show," said Lynn Coakley. It's no surprise that the Fairfield Show was voted #1 for the past three years by the members of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), and is one of only 20 shows in the country honored as a Heritage Competition for its dedication to competitive excellence, philanthropy, and community involvement.

The show was a huge success thanks in large part to the horse show co-chairs - Benedicte Berg and Sean Hogan; William Aguirre, the horse show manager; and Carla Nelson, the Club's general manager.
As the guests arrived for the EQUUS Foundation luncheon, spectators enjoyed Family Fun Day activities featuring Equestrian Neightion, which offered a horseless horse show, scavenger hunts, and other fun and games for kids of all ages.

New Canaan Mounted Troop & Fairfield County Hunt Club ponies ferried youngsters around with the assistance of trained staff & experienced riders to ensure a safe & fun experience!

Giggling Pig offered craft activities for boys and girls, supervised by artistic professionals. Two face painters and the Phil & Tom Ice Cream Truck were also on hand.

2015 Family Fun Day

2015 Family Fun Day

2015 Family Fun Day

2015 Family Fun Day

Congratulations to the EQUUS Foundation Best Performance Winners!

The Fairfield show partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to support horse welfare and competitive excellence by offering the Best Performance Competition.

• Best Performance by a Junior on a Pony: Mimi Gochman
• Best Performance by a Junior on a Horse: Ali Tritschler
• Best Performance by an Amateur: Juan Pablo Mejia Fanjul
• Best Performance by a Professional: Sydney Shulman

Click here for more information on the Best Performance Competition.

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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, 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: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

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