EQUUS Foundation

November 29, 2017
Contact: Lynn Coakley
mail@equusfoundation.org | 203-259-1550

EQUUStar Clementine Goutal and Upper Echelon Academy Kick Off 2018 #RideForHorses Campaign

The EQUUS Foundation is thrilled to welcome Clementine Goutal as an EQUUStar and to partner with Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) to enhance our efforts to further horse protection in new and innovative ways. "Clementine is an exemplary horsewoman and her compassion and dedication to horses is remarkable," said Valerie Angeli, EQUUS Foundation VP Communications.

Goutal is the Founder and President of the Upper Echelon Academy (UEA), which provides tutoring to young equestrians aimed at maximizing each child's capacity to excel academically and athletically. "UEA's partnership with the EQUUS Foundation enables us to spread awareness, encourage involvement, and inspire change makers," said Goutal. "We will be encouraging all our students to join the #RideForHorses campaign - an effort to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses," announced Goutal.

Clementine Goutal
Clementine Goutal and Caballito

UEA will be hosting the first #RideForHorses Rally on Monday, January 15th in Wellington, Florida, to introduce their students and their peers to ways they can give back and create a vital impact as horse protectors. The Rally will include carnival and gymkhana games - and also a "Meet & Mingle" with adoptable horses - and Miniature horses - from local EQUUS Foundation-endorsed equine charities.

RideForHorses Rally

"Horses have enhanced my life in a magical way since I can remember. Growing up with them was an incredible gift, as good days were made better and harder times assuaged by the presence of ponies and horses. Providing the best possible care for my own has always been an obvious priority, but I was ignorant to how many animals are deprived of affection and safety. I am proud to be an EQUUStar because I am a passionate horse lover and advocate of equine welfare, and I'm determined to spread awareness of the animals in need of our help," said Goutal.

About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States dedicated solely to horse welfare and the horse-human bond. 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: https://equusfoundation.org.

About Upper Echelon Academy: Upper Echelon Academy provides one-on-one tutoring of the highest caliber for all ages and subject levels. The students benefit from access to exemplar college guidance, test preparation services, accredited academics, and foreign language experts. For younger children, UEA offers the Primary Academy; small classroom settings enable a social learning environment with completely individualized instruction for both year-round and seasonal students. Visit us at http://upperechelonacademy.com/.
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