FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2016
Contact: Lynn Coakley,, 203-259-1550
EQUUS Foundation

Online Auction Now Open for EQUUS Foundation's fête cheval étoile! Let the Bidding Begin!

The EQUUS Foundation's fête cheval étoile auction is now live online and open for bidding! Bidding is open to everyone (not just fête guests) so spread the word to your friends, family & colleagues too and let the bidding battles begin!

Featuring a wide range and variety of unique experiences & items, there's something for everyone and most importantly, 100% of the proceeds from the auction go directly to horse welfare in the United States! Check it out now at!

Some highlights of this year's 50+ items include:
 - A week in Gordes Provence
 - VIP Table in the Taylor Harris Club at the 2016 National Horse Show
 - Golf Outing for Four + 2-night stay at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls
 - MINI Folding Bike
 - Beval Junior Saddle
 - Hampton Classic Hospitality Package
 - Vacation Packages to Antigua, St. Lucia and the Grenadines
 - Jewelry, Clothing and more.

It's easy to bid, just visit today through this Friday the 26th from your mobile device or computer at home, on the run or at the fête this Friday and follow the prompts. Stay on top of the items you''ve bid on with real-time notifications sent to you via email!

The bidding will close at the start of the Best Performance Team Invitational featuring teams of grand prix showing jumping riders judged on their style and performance while competing over a 1.35m course.

There's still time to RSVP for this year's fête cheval étoile here!

Join us this Friday, February 26th at 6pm
in PBIEC's International Club
Enjoy Cocktails, an Auction & Dinner
Dressy Casual Attire
Tables of six start at $2,500 & Individual seats are $250
2016 Horse Stars Hall of Fame Inductees
Best Performance Team Invitational
Timmy Kees & Frank Madden
Live Commentators:
Don Stewart & Jimmy Torano
Team Animal Planet
Candice King, Captain
McKayla Langmeier
Richard Spooner
Team Ariat
Beezie Madden, Captain
Kaitlin Campbell
Hannah Selleck
Team Fairfield Equine
Peter Wylde, Captain
Hayley Barnhill
Kelli Cruciotti
Team Hagyard
Alison Robitaille, Captain
Victoria Colvin
Sydney Shulman
Team Split Rock
Derek Braun, Captain
Kevin Babington
Hardin Towell

RSVP at equusfoundation/fete or contact Lynn Coakley at or 203-259-1550.

The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charitable foundation dedicated solely to ensuring the quality of life of horses and fostering the horse-human bond in the United States.

Help reduce the unwanted horse population and prevent unwanted horses in the future by participating in the Best Performance Competition.

Horses do so much for us. This is what you can do for them!

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:, Website:
About USEF: Established in 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), is dedicated to raising the level of access to and participation in equestrian sport at all levels by ensuring its continuing creativity, growth, and excellence. The USEF's vision is to continue to lead equestrian sport in the United States while ensuring fairness, safety and enjoyment for an ever growing number of people. Learn more about the USEF at