Photographer Shelli Breidenbach Donates Original Photo
WELLINGTON, Fla. (July 22, 2009) – Recognized photographer Shelli Breidenbach has donated her original portrait “Athos and Gambler” from FarmVet’s current catalog cover to the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) for auction. The auction featured on eBay’s Giving Works site – www.ebaygivingworks.com, search Equestrian Aid Foundation - will open for bidding on July 24 and will end August 2. The image, valued at $2,800, of Marley Goodman’s horse Athos and miniature Gambler, was arranged specifically as the FarmVet cover and for the purpose of an EAF auction. Printed on canvas, the 40 x 60 image has Breidenbach’s signature larger than life flare.
“The EAF is so appreciative to photographer Shelli Breidenbach for the opportunity to auction such an exciting piece of art to the public,” said R. Scot Evans, president of the Equestrian Aid Foundation. “The winning bidder of this photograph will not only enjoy owning such beautiful art, but they’ll have the knowledge that their purchase has directly helped others in need who share their love of horses.”
Photographer and equestrian Breidenbach is recognized for her striking, modern life-size portraits printed on canvas and stretched over wooden frames, creating the look and feel of oil paintings, which have become her signature style. Her portfolio includes beauty, fashion, portrait and still life. Her work is currently exhibited in Ralph Lauren stores and showrooms throughout Europe and the United States. Breidenbach’s horse images were recently featured at the Palm Beach International Club at the Winter Equestrian Festival, and in Cannes, at the Cannes International Show Jumping Festival. Other published work can be seen in Kelly Klein’s beautiful coffee table book, HORSE. Some of her work can be viewed at www.shellibreidenbach.com.
“Athos and Gambler” is the EAF’s first auction item offered on eBay’s Giving Works site. A wide variety of items will be featured on EAF’s site on an ongoing basis.
FarmVet, an Internet catalog company offering horse and pet care products, also provides ongoing support for the EAF through its EAF Day on the first Tuesday of each month where a portion of that day’s proceeds are donated to the EAF. For more information, visit www.farmvet.com.
About the Equestrian Aid Foundation:
In 1996 the Equestrian AIDS Foundation was established to assist those with HIV/Aids. Recognizing a broader need, the organization changed its name and mission. The 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. It is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides grant recipients funding for medical, healthcare, rehabilitation and essential expenses, such as housing and food throughout their time of need.
Its pledge is to treat EAF recipients with dignity and respect while promising its members and sponsors the highest level of fiduciary responsibility with their dues and donations. Visit www.equestrianaidfoundation.org for more information.