Author and Trainer Shane Ledyard to Support Equestrian Aid Foundation with Book Sale

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 16, 2018 – Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to announce that author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the organization through February. Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.
Purchase “Sycamore Whispers” online on, in Wellington at On Course Consignment and at Trailer Fash at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

In his first release since the acclaimed “Horse Gone Silent,” Ledyard’s latest book, “Sycamore Whispers” is a powerful, coming-of-age story where faith and nature intersect in a young girl’s struggle to overcome adversity. The novella is a great read for young adults and horse lovers of any age.

Emma Sterling is living a storybook life filled with horses and friends when her world suddenly takes a dramatic turn. Emma's innocence and her family's future are threatened. Then, she is paired with a rogue horse that no one else wants.

Ledyard writes from the heart and from his life experience. He is a husband, father, United States Hunter Jumper Association certified trainer, clinician and licensed US Equestrian judge based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

"The people at Equestrian Aid Foundation are helping hard-working horse people in times of real need," Ledyard said. "I know how it is to be hurt and and unable to work; it is really scary and affects you financially as well as emotionally. Equestrian Aid volunteers are like angels that help people get back on their feet. I am proud to align myself with people that care so much for others and expect nothing in return. They really are an inspiration."


The Equestrian Aid Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists people from all corners of the horse world who are coping with life-changing injury or illness and financial crisis. Since its inception 21 years ago, the Foundation has granted over $2.7 million in direct financial aid to equestrians facing adversity. Our needs-based support provides assistance with basic living and rehabilitative expenses to riders, trainers, farriers, grooms, horse farm owners and other equestrians who need a helping hand to get back on their feet. Equestrian Aid Foundation is one of only .5 percent of 1.8 million GuideStar-listed nonprofit organizations to achieve Gold Status. For more information, please visit