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Welcome to AHDF

The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund is a registered 501c3 Charitable Organization that was created to help members of the Arabian community during times of difficulty that arise from unexpected, catastrophic situations.  The AHDF’s 501c3 status from the IRS, makes all donations to the fund completely tax deductible. 

The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund is a completely separate organization from any other entity, with its own by-laws, board of directors, and bank account, and it is solely dedicated to helping fellow horsemen during times of need.  Virtually all of the monies contributed are aimed towards helping horsemen in need, and assitance is available to any current member of The Arabian Horse Association in good standing.  For more information, go to the Guildelines for Assistance page, or e-mail mary@trowbridgesltd.com.  All applications for assistance are kept confidential unless the applicant specifically allows the fund to outreach on their behalf.

 

Latest AHDF News

Markel Stallion Raffle at Sport Horse Nationals...

Posted on August 29th 2015
  Now is the time for you to have an opportunity to create a winner at the Sport Horse Nationals! Markel Insurance will be holding a raffle at the show for the Arabian Horseman Distress Fund. AHDF fundraiser tickets will be sold for $50 per entry for a chance...

Coming Together As A Strong Family Always Does…...

Posted on August 22nd 2015
Last weekend, while all of us here were preparing for a week of National Championship competition, one of our Arabian horse families experienced the most devastating and unexpected loss of all, and the Arabian community lost a precious junior member. On Saturday...

Save the Date! October 28, 2015...

Posted on April 11th 2015
This might seem far away, but it will be here before you know it. We will see you throughout the show season that will end up in Tulsa where we will be having a special event on Wednesday Evening, October 28, 2015. Best of luck to all this show season and look...
 

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Horsemen Helping Each Other

“To all of those interested in what The Horsemen’s Distress Fund can do, let me reflect on the last year.  What a year!  As most of you know, my husband Ron Copple was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December of 2004.  A few months into his treatment we received a call that would change our lives for the better.  We were delighted to find out that the fund would be started at Scottsdale that year, and that it would be available to help us with some of the staggering medical bills we were incurring.

The fund has helped us to stay on our feet throughout Ron’s season-long cancer treatments.  It has been an absolute blessing—I don’t know what we would have done without the help of all those that donated to this extraordinary effort.  As most of you know, Ron is now cancer free!  We’ll be giving to the HDF every year because we know how important it is to be there for those who will need the fund just like we did!”

Ron and Carrie Copple, Trainers
Westridge Farms

“The Horsemen’s Distress Fund was an absolute Godsend for me.  I recently had an unplanned surgery and was facing a minimum of three months without work.  Of course, bills still accumulate, and with no income I was facing devastation.

When I had a bill I couldn’t cover, the fund paid each one that I submitted, including truck payments, insurance, doctor, hospital, dental, medical diagnostics and more, and they were quick and a pleasure to work with.  Thanks to them, I was able to avoid a financial burden that would have taken years to recover from.

I sincerely appreciate the association and the fund they have created.  I strongly encourage everyone to donate to an incredible fund that supports the horsemen in our Arabian community.”

Monty Collison,
Horse trainer and owner of Northwest Showcase