If bowling, horses and helping fellow horsemen in need are high
on your priority list then we’ve got the perfect event for you. “Bowling for Equestrians” will be a fun-filled
evening of strikes and spares to benefit the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation’s (AHJF) Emergency
Relief Fund (ERF). The benefit event will be held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Greenacres Bowl (6126 Lake
Worth Road, Greenacres, FL) on February 18, 2007.
"This should be a great night that will include everyone from the horse show. A real family and barn
oriented party. The fact that it will benefit the AHJF Emergency Relief Fund is an awesome bonus,” commented AHJF
President, Geoff Teall.
All proceeds will go to the AHJF Emergency Relief Fund, an account that assists equestrians in their time of monetary
need. The AHJF ERF is perhaps the most important program of the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation, Inc.
Established in 1995, the program assists those in the sport in a time of financial crisis. The Board of the AHJF reviews
urgent situations, (medical emergency, accident disability or death in the family, drug or alcohol abuse, fire or a
disaster) and makes a determination in accordance with the need. The monies come from the AHJF, private gifts and
from other donations such as The Capital Challenge Horse Show and each WCHR horse show member event.
All donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions. Over the past 11 years the ERF has assisted 50
equestrians and has distributed close to $170,000.
The concept for a bowling event was the creation of the Event Chair Katie Robinson. Katie came up with the idea
because of a successful fundraiser she helped with last year for an organization that she volunteers for called the
Center for Children in New York City. “One of their fundraisers was a bowling event and it was just so much fun to be
able to do something other than another gala dinner. It was nice to be able to interact on a different level. It was a
great family event,” she explained.
Come enjoy a night with your family or friends. The evening will include food, beverages, bowling, karaoke and more.
Golden, Silver and Bronze sponsorships are available and families, barns or individuals can purchase a lane or
individual tickets. Lanes can be purchased for $5,000 or $2,500 and Individual tickets for $350.
The AHJF was formed in 1992 to further the development of the equestrian sport of show hunter rider and show
jumping competition by providing a national office to organize, coordinate and support hunter rider and show jumping
equestrian competition. Other programs of the AHJF include the World Championship Hunter Rider Awards, AHJF
Educational Programs, the AHJF BSA Inc. 401k and Profit Sharing Plan. The AHJF also hosts the AHJF Hunter
Classic Spectacular in Florida (February 24, 2007), the Legacy Cup (May 9-20, 2007 in Kentucky) and the Monarch
International's Show Circuit Magazine Professional WCHR Finals (October 5, 2007 in Upper Marlboro, MD). This year
a WCHR World Cup Hunter Challenge will be showcased for the second time at the World Cup in Las Vegas on
Saturday, April 21.
For more information about “Bowling for Equestrians” or to make a tax donation to the AHJF Emergency Relief Fund to
help fellow horsemen call 508-835-8813, e-mail AHJF@earthlink.net, visit their web site: www.ahjf.org or write: AHJF Relief Fund, PO Box 369, West Boylston, MA 01583.