Wells Fargo Advisors Signs on as the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Show $25,000 Grand Prix Sponsor

WESTPORT, CT – April 30, 2010–The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce that Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and George N. Venizelos, Managing Director of Investments, will be the presenting sponsor of the $25,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut.

We are especially thankful to Mr. Venizelos and Wells Fargo Advisors for their support of The EQUUS Foundation and the horse show, particularly now in these difficult times. This is the fifth year that Mr. Venizelos has participated as a corporate sponsor.

Wells Fargo & Company, with over $1 trillion in client assets as of December 31, 2009, Wells Fargo’s brokerage businesses comprise 15,000 full-service financial advisors and 6,300 licensed financial specialists. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in Latin America. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. www.wellsfargoadvisors.com Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. , Member SIPC.

The Grand Prix is the final event of the five-day Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show on June 22-26, 2010, and will feature some of the top riders in the country competing against the clock at racehorse speeds while navigating over formidable obstacles as high as five feet. The hunt club’s field is transformed into a picturesque but very challenging course surrounded by “up close and personal” areas for spectators to share in the excitement.

The Club’s “AA-rated” show is open to the public with no admission fees and offers spectators the opportunity to experience the thrilling equestrian sport of show jumping. For those who want to watch in a more formal and beautiful setting plus support the show’s beneficiary, the EQUUS Foundation hosts its annual benefit luncheon during the Grand Prix, starting at 11:30 a.m. A $250 tax-deductible donation includes one luncheon seat. All class sponsorships also directly benefit The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 national charitable foundation that seeks to raise public awareness of the value of the horse in society through education and grants to charities that use the horse to benefit the public, promote horse welfare or elevate the equestrian sport.

For additional information, contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, or telephone (203) 259-1550, or Email to equus@equusfoundation.org, or visit the EQUUS website at www.equusfoundation.org.


The Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show is held on the grounds of the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut, a landmark in Fairfield County since its establishment in 1923 and a unique private club that welcomes members of the community with equestrian interests to join its riding program.

All horse show class sponsorships directly benefit The EQUUS Foundation, Inc. Rated “AA” and considered one of the most unique and beautiful horse shows in the country, the show offers free admission to the public and something for everyone including social activities and shopping at the show’s Paddock Boutique.

The public is welcome to come watch national and local equestrians compete, especially at the show’s culminating event, the $25,000 Grand Prix on Saturday, June 26, 2010, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors and George N. Venizelos. Spectators and exhibitors are also welcome to attend the EQUUS Benefit Luncheon held in conjunction with the Grand Prix and enjoy a champagne reception, silent auction, and delicious buffet while watching world class riders and horses navigating over the highest level obstacles at racehorse speeds.

WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday, June 22-26, 2010.

WHERE: Fairfield County Hunt Club, 174 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880.

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix on Saturday, 26, 2010: Wells Fargo Advisors and George N, Venizelos, http://www.georgev.wfadv.com/index.cfm
Official Magazine Sponsor: Moffly Media, http://www.mofflymedia.com

Left to Right, Fairfield County Hunt Club June Show Committee Members, Libby Kole, Catherine Herman, Co-Chair, with George N. Venizelos, Margaret Bondy, Alison Ashman, Co-Chair, Margaret Holzhacker, and Susan Barnet.

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