ThinLine Package to Benefit Laine Ashker

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Announcing Two Ways to Assist Team Ashker

Durham, NC - Olympic hopeful and ThinLine Rider Laine Ashker and her horse Frodo Baggins suffered serious injuries as a result of a fall during the cross-country phase at the 2008 Rolex event on April 26th. Laine, although critically injured, has now been released from the University of Kentucky hospital and continues her miraculous recovery at her home in Virginia.

Unfortunately, her brave and hopeful Olympic mount Frodo had to be euthanized. Although her condition improves everyday, Laine still has a long road ahead to full recovery. As friends and sponsors of Laine, ThinLine has set up two ways anyone can assist her and her family on this journey. 

The first of the two options for donation is giving directly through the ThinLine website at, or contacting Tara Mebane by calling 1-888-401-9101 or emailing

ThinLine is also offering the Laine Ashker Package, which contains Laine's favorite ThinLine products: the Sheepskin Comfort Half Pad, and a full set of ThinLine Schooling Boots. As a long time sponsor of Laine, Thineline has provided her with the high quality products needed at the elite levels of eventing.  Laine has used each of these products on her horses in training and competition.  ThinLine is pleased to offer the package at $335 with 30% of the sale of each package going to Laine and her family.

“As Laine's first corporate sponsors, we are very proud of her and her accomplishments,” says Elaine Lockhead, owner of ThinLine.  “She is an outstanding person and a very talented rider. Anyone that knows Laine knows how kind and caring she is towards others and her horses. We can only continue to keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers as she begins the long road to full recovery.”

For more information, please visit the ThinLine website at or contact Tara at 1-888-401-9101 or  You can also mail checks made out to ThinLine and one check will be written directly to her through the Equestrian Aid Foundation.

ThinLine, LLC

Attn: Tara for Laine

105 Hood St. Ste 6

Durham, NC 27701