Equestrian Organizations Collaborate to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lexington, Ky. ----- September 1, 2017 ----- The United States Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to join forces with the equestrian community to support victims of Hurricane Harvey.
 
"Our hearts are with the many who are affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the outpouring of support and assistance from our membership has been incredible," said Kevin Price, executive director of USHJA. "This disaster, as with many, does not end with the passing of the main event, and we know the recovery will take some time. The horses and horsemen affected by Harvey need and will continue to need our support and assistance, and we're committed to doing just that."
 
There are many efforts underway across the country. Financial donations are the preferred assistance at this time due to the difficulty of getting goods into the area and due to the evolving needs in the area.
 
The  USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund is a potential source of support in times like these. The Foundation expects to receive requests for assistance from members, and therefore, donations are welcome to support this fund and the long-term recovery of members affected by Harvey and other catastrophic events.  Donate at www.ushjafoundation.org/donate or text the letters USHJAF to the number 41444 and select Horseman's Assistance Fund in the dropdown.
 
The USEF has also announced relief funding through the  USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund, which is supporting the Houston SPCA's rescue and rehabilitation efforts. To donate to these efforts, visit http://www.usef.org/donate.
 
USHJA has also partnered with other equestrian organizations to support an effort to collect and ship supplies to those affected by Harvey. This effort is being managed by the Association of American Equine Practitioners. For more information about how to help horses and their caretakers, visit the AAEP Foundation's Harvey relief page (https://foundation.aaep.org/harvey) and search #HarveyHorseHelp on Twitter.

With efforts happening across the country, there are many ways to be involved in this recovery effort. The USHJA extends special thanks to all those who are volunteering, donating or otherwise involved in the rescue and recovery efforts. 

Media Contact:
Megan Lacy 
mlacy@ushja.org
(850) 225-6723

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