Centenary University IHSA Team Supports Equestrian Aid Foundation through Ticket Sales for Longines Masters of New York

Photo courtesy of Longines Masters of New York

Photo courtesy of Longines Masters of New York

Wellington, Fla. ­– April 3, 2018 – Centenary University’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) team found an ingenious way to promote international show jumping while supporting Equestrian Aid Foundation and their mission to help horse people facing catastrophic injury and illness. When you purchase your tickets to Longines Masters of New York through a Centenary IHSA team member or online with a promo code, a percentage of sales from every ticket sold will go to Equestrian Aid Foundation.

The Longines Masters of New York is less than a month away. Held April 26-29 at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the event will offer unparalleled first-class sport, live music, one-of-a-kind artwork, gourmet cuisine and more. Housed in the heart of New York horse country, the Longines Masters of New York is the must-attend show jumping event of the 2018 spring season.
Purchase your tickets to the Longines Masters of New York and enter the promo code: CENTENARYET to support Equestrian Aid Foundation and its mission to help horse people facing injury and illness. Please use the link provided in this email to ensure that Equestrian Aid Foundation receives their donation.

The Centenary IHSA team with coaches Heather Clark and Michael Dowling .  Photo courtesy of Centenary University Equestrian

The Centenary IHSA team with coaches Heather Clark and Michael Dowling.
Photo courtesy of Centenary University Equestrian

Centenary University’s IHSA is considered among the top-ranked teams in the nation. The team’s long list of accolades includes national championships (2009, 2011 and 2014) and reserve championships (2010, 2015, 2017). Centenary riders have nabbed the coveted Cacchione Cup multiple times (2009, 2011, 2013, and 2017).
Their IHSA team provides opportunities for both men and women riders to compete throughout the academic year. The 50-member team includes a range of levels, from beginners in Walk-Trot to Open—riders with years of experience.
Michael Dowling, Equine Studies associate professor and co-coach of the IHSA team, sees the Longines Masters ticket sales initiative as a way to introduce students to equestrian philanthropy while promoting show jumping as a spectator sport.

“We want to show them that giving back is part of the equestrian life,” Dowling said. “We’re trying to create an awareness of the equestrian community.”

Centenary’s program places an emphasis on real-world experiences. Graduates routinely find employment with top equestrian centers and equine businesses and organizations.

“Our IHSA program is unique because most students are going to find themselves immersed in the industry,” Dowling said. “They’re a diverse group, but as future trainers, veterinarians, show managers—they’re all in the field. We want them to become socially conscious.”

Equestrian Aid Foundation is grateful to the
Centenary University IHSA team for their efforts.

The Equestrian Aid Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists horse people who are coping with catastrophic injury or illness and financial crisis. Since its inception 21 years ago, the Foundation has granted over $2.9 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 EquestrianAidFoundation.org