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Charlie Weaver shown here competing at Upperville is memorialized with the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund

EAF President Scot Evans and  2013 EAF Luminary Award winner Bruce Duchessois by Tom Tracy Photography

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Friday Night at Alltech National Horse Show Honors Equestrian Aid Foundation

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: National Horse Show
Release Date: 2013-06-27

Lexington, KY – June 28, 2013 – The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show announced today that Friday night at this year’s show will host Equestrian AID Foundation Night.

During the Friday evening performance the horse show will share fifty percent of the night’s gate receipts with the Equestrian Aid Foundation.

The third edition of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, is scheduled for October 29 – November 3, 2013. The show will once again be held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. For the second year in a row, the Alltech National Horse Show was named the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame’s Horse Show of the Year and was again named as one of NARG’s (North American Riders Group) top rated North American events.

In addition to sharing in the gate receipts, the Equestrian Aid Foundation will be sponsoring the Friday night party at Gracie Street Garden in the Alltech Arena.

"Once again the tradition of the ANHS is carried forward in Lexington Kentucky, in a first class way and EAF is honored to be a part of Friday evening,” said R. Scot Evans, President of the Equestrian Aid Foundation.

“The Alltech National Horse Show is proud to give back to the equestrian community,” said Mason Phelps, Jr., the President of the National Horse Show Association. “One of the ways that we can do that is by helping first class organizations like the Equestrian Aid Foundation.”

Equestrian Aid Foundation's mission is to build a membership based organization to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illness, catastrophic accidents or injuries by providing direct financial support for their medical or other basic needs. Their pledge is to treat their clients with dignity and respect while promising their members and sponsors the highest level of fiduciary responsibility with their dues and donations.

The 501(c)3 Equestrian AIDS Foundation (EAF) was founded in 1996 by six time Olympic Dressage rider, Robert Dover, Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr. and Robert Ross. Shortly therafter R. Scot Evans, Gene Mische and Kim Tudor joined the team.  Their first board directive stated that EAF would provide direct support to equestrians living with HIV/AIDS. And provide they did, helping equestrians in need for the past 17 years. Financial support from EAF is provided directly to the petitioning equestrian or their representative. Funds donated to EAF are used to provide various essentials that may include medical needs, health insurance, food and housing, transportation, physical therapy and more.

One of the focuses of the EAF is the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund, ‘Assisting Horsemen in Need - Today, Tomorrow and Always.’

“It only seems fitting to celebrate the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund and assisting equestrians for years to come,” Evans added. “Charlie loved riding the hunters at the Madison Square Garden back in the day and he will always be remembered as a consummate horseman who cared for everyone."

The Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund is an investment in the equestrian community's health and well-being for future generations. As an endowment fund for the Equestrian Aid Foundation and a commitment to its enduring mission, the Legacy Fund will ensure long-term benefits exist to help equestrians in dire need of assistance. Donations to the Charlie Weaver Legacy Fund will create the financial safety net needed to ensure that the mission to help others lives on for many years to come. With support from caring people, EAF will continue to offer a helping hand, a kind word and a promise of hope during a difficult time.

To make your donation by mail, click here to download the donation form, print it out and mail it to:

Equestrian Aid Foundation
11924 W Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 22-377
Wellington, Florida 33414

The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 29 – November 3, 2013, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.  In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit


Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit For media assets, visit

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit

2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts

The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 29 – November 3, 2013, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.

The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS

The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Carolyn Vincent
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548

Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982



Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors  - Matt Morrissey at or call 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Karen Lucca at or call 561-753-3389
Advertising – Christian Palmer at or call 612-618-8216

Sponsorship – Mason Phelps at or 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at or 301-520-6162

HILTON – DOWNTOWN – 859-231-9000 – Approximately 6 miles

CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859 – 233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - Approximately 4 miles
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 miles
RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
MICROTEL INN & SUITES - 502-868-8000 - Approximately 6 miles

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit: and

Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)

Horse Show Secretary:

Cindy Bozan




Elizabeth Adams
North America PR, Alltech
Alltech Corporate Headquarters
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 401-2964


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