• FEA can now officially receive tax deductible contributions. Click here to contribute! • FEA representatives attended several events, clinics & horse shows throughout the past few months while working on several projects: 1. National EliteMentorship Program 2. Go-Show Program, for riders & show organizers 3. EquiTraining, for owners, trainers and riders 4. The new riders & equine professionals "Needs Matching Source" database and the "Equine Therapy Facilities" database will soon be launched 5. The special online platform myFEA will also be launched soon
• FEA's formal Focus Quadrant was released to help the general public better understand the scope of work the Foundation is involved with. View the updated Quadrant. Also, expansion efforts were initiated to create the Canadian and Asian Chapters of the Foundation. While all Chapters will support each other as much as possible, from a financial point of view each National FEA Chapter runs independently, i.e. funding is to mostly benefit the country of origin.
• FEA was represented at all major hunter-jumper-EQ horse shows this fall. The goal was to introduce FEA to potential beneficiaries (riders & trainers), sponsors and supporters.
• A series of meetings took place at the National Horse Show in Lexington, KY. Thanks to Phelps Communications' team which facilitated the process, FEA was able to meet with several of the USA key people in the show jumping world and horsemanship environment.
• FEA held its first Board Meeting.
• FEA met with key individuals in the equestrian community to ensure its mission is in line with present & future needs, with the best possible team members. It led to the creation of the FEA & TMH Creative Team. Thank you so much to all!
• FEA has secured a process that allows 100% insurance on cash donations, making it the first known NFP entity able to ensure capital perpetuity. The accelerated endowment project is now starting to receive funds & assets from individuals, corporations, and not-for-profit entities. Read Press Release
• FEA made its first official donations while supporting an event at the Icon Sporthorses location in Friendsville, TN - owned and operated by Rhonda Goble. FEA made a financial donation to the hosting barn and, at the same event, Julie Gravelle made a special donation to Melanie Taylor Smith: the original of the drawing of Calypso, Melanie's beloved horse - together they won numerous prestigious events, including a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games.