The 2010 Lusitano Collection™ is proud to announce that the Equestrian Aid Foundation is the charitable partner for The 2010 Lusitano Collection™ International Horse Auction that will take place at The Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, from February 24 - 27. Cecilia Gonzaga, managing director at Interagro Farm, said, “We are delighted with the partnership. We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness of EAF’s charitable efforts among our North and South American buyers.”
This year’s event marks the fifth anniversary of The Lusitano Collection™ International Horse Auction and the third year it has taken place in the United States. Arriving annually from Brazil, the Lusitano Collection™ features a collection of the most sought after and well bred Lusitanos in the world from two of the most important breeding farms: Interagro Farms and Coudelaria Rocas do Vouga.
Janise Gray, director of grant recipient services for the EAF and one of its former executive directors stated, “We expect the synergy of our organizations to garner attention from a broad spectrum of equestrians -- hunter/jumper, eventers, dressage, driving and pleasure riders.” EAF was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization by six-time Olympic Dressage rider, Robert Dover, together with R. Scot Evans, Gene Mische, Mason Phelps Jr., Robert Ross and Kim Tudor. The non-profit organization assists those in the horse community suffering from catastrophic injury or illness during their time of need.
The 2010 event will once again be held at the 111-acre Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, a well-known equine hot spot. During the event, guests will be treated to lavish cocktail parties and networking events including an entertaining showcase of horses and culminating with the gala dinner and auction.