Contact: Lynn Coakley,, 203-259-1550


O'Shea Continues Winning Streak at Fairfield

The Fairfield Grand Prix presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and George N. Venizelos made it two for two for Paul O'Shea. O'Shea not only claimed victory at the $30,000 Fairfield Grand Prix aboard Terceira and the $25,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix aboard Skara Glen's Presence, he received not one but two new 2016 MINI Coopers for the summer offered by courtesy of MINI of Fairfield County.

2016 Fairfield Grand Prix Presentation
Left to Right: John E. Franzreb III, George N. Venizelos, Flavia Callari, Wynatte Chu, Benedicte Berg, Sean T. Hogan, Esq., Lynn Coakley, Lynn Coakley, and Robert E. Cacchione.

2016 Fairfield Grand Prix "We are deeply grateful to Fairfield for their continued support of the EQUUS Foundation," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

"Benedicte Berg, Wynatte Chu and Sean Hogan, horse show co-chairs, William Aguirre, horse show manager, and Carla Nelson, the Club's general manager, each rallied first class teams to make the show a huge success."

Family Fun for All!

New Canaan Mounted Troop provided free pony rides from 10:30am - 12:30pm.

Pony Rides 1

Pony Rides 2
The Giggling Pig provided free arts & crafts.

Giggling Pig

Two face painters were on hand decorating faces.

Face Painters

The Fairfield show also featured a full-service concession and shopping.

More to Follow -› EQUUS Foundation Benefit Luncheon Highlights!

View all our sponsors here.

Official Sponsors & Corporate Partners:
Animal Planet, Ariat International,, and Wells Fargo Advisors LLC & George N. Venizelos.

Gold Medal: Elise & William Bucknall, Phyllis Collins, Fairfield Equine Associates, Friends of EQUUS Foundation, The Gochman Family, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services, and Laure Sudreau.

Silver Medal: The Blaney & Filler Families, Bruderman Asset Management, Mr. & Mrs. David F. DeVoe, Jr., William R. Harris Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Steven Herman, Hi Ho Petroleum, Hospital for Special Surgery, Imperial Dental Associates, PC, Lawrence D'Addario & Patricia J. Keenan, Marylou D'Addario Kennedy and Sean Kennedy, Kennedy Equine Transport, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Mr. & Mrs. Juan Pablo Mejia Fanjul, Virginia & Oliver Pursche, Mr. & Mrs. Eric Ross, Wells Fargo Private Bank/Thomas Belden, and Joel Whidden.

Bronze Medal: Agriventures Agway, Wynatte Chu, DDS, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Cornell, Maniatty & Walker Families, and Barbara & Mark Zand.

Grand Champion: Mr. & Mrs. Richard Conlon, Sean T. Hogan Esq., LLC, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Knadler, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Rendeiro, Rose Hill Farm, and Gabrielle Guise & Jon Tiktinsky.

Auction Sponsors: American Gold Cup, Robin Augustadt, Barbara's Visions, Mr. & Mrs Timothy Barton, The Bentz Family, Beval Saddlery Ltd,, Charles Ancona, The Cliffs, Clipper Barn of Connecticut, Cor, CRISTA Camp at Miracle Ranch, Elite Health Services, Elvenspun, EquiFit, inc., Equipoise & Vandy Lipman, Fairfield County Hunt Club, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Flower, Diana Friedlander, Olivia Goodnow, Hampton Classic Horse Show, Imperial Dental Associates, Katherine Page, Mama Jane's Global Boutique, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Movement Design Pilates & Wellness, New Canaan Mounted Troop, Newman's Own, Olive & Bettes, Patricia's Presents, Joanne Y. Pierce Fine Art, LLC, Polished by Claire V, M. Scott Redstone, Farrier, Reflections Photography, Allen M. Schoen DVM, Jenny A. Schwartz/William Raveis, Scout & Molly's, Southampton Hunt & Polo Club, Splash of Pink, Uckele Health and Nutrition, and Venture Photography.

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:
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