EQUUS Foundation Hosts Successful Equestrian Idol Cabaret At Winter Equestrian Festival

Feb 14, 2012 - 5:56 AM

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, the EQUUS Foundation hosted an Equestrian Idol “All Stars” Musical Cabaret at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Held just prior to the $125,000 Grand Prix FEI CSI W, presented by Spy Coast Farm, Equestrian Idols Taylor Hughes, Jen Kane, Brian Lookabill and Ki-Juan Minors performed a one-of-a-kind musical cabaret. The event was held to benefit The EQUUS Foundation and its upcoming event, Fete Cheval, on Friday, March 9, 2012, presented by Spy Coast Farm.

The festivities kicked off with 2007 winner Taylor Hughes singing “Bring On the Rain,” by Jodee Messina, which was followed by 2008 winner Ki Juan Minors’ performance of “Grenade,” by Bruno Mars. Jen Kane, the 2009 winner, took to the stage next to sing Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You,” and 2010 winner Brian Lookabill wrapped up the night by singing “Wanted: Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi.


“All of us that have been a part of the Equestrian Idol Series enjoyed performing,” noted Lookabill. “We hope the audience enjoyed it as well, and we were happy to be a part of another EQUUS Foundation fundraising effort.”


The EQUUS Foundation’s Fete Cheval is just a few short weeks away, scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. With equestrians representing the dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, and polo communities performing equestrian games on horseback for the delight of the audience, this signature event promises to be the most entertaining night for horse enthusiasts and the general public this season in Wellington, Florida – fun for all and all for fun!

Tables of six for the Fete Cheval are available as follows: Gold Medal Front Row $5,000; Silver Medal $3,000 and Bronze Medal $2,000; individual seating starts at $200 per person. To RSVP online, visit www.equusfoundation.org/fete or contact us by phone at 203-259-1550 or email at equus@equusfoundation.org.

About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.   

The EQUUS Foundation, a national charitable foundation established in Connecticut in 2002, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, fostering the use of horses to enrich the lives of people in need and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal. The goal is to transform the way horses are treated and perceived and build a more compassionate America that values the magical and powerful bond we have with horses.

The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing financial support through the award of grants to horse-related charities across the United States; operating a network of equine organizations and equine enthusiasts; providing scholarships to award volunteer service on behalf of horses, offering insight on the management and financial practices of horse-related charities through a thorough review of their operations; and conducting information outreach to educate the public about horses.

Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations who share our vision, participation at our signature events, and our Horse Whisperers named grant program, the Foundation has grown exponentially and has awarded nearly $2 million in grants, achieving national recognition as the primary organization solely focused on both horse welfare and fostering the horse-human connection in the sport, recreational and therapeutic communities.

To receive news of our programs and activities, sign up at www.equusfoundation.org/signup. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail:  equus@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org

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