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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

ARABIAN HORSEMEN’S DISTRESS FUND ESTABLISHES YOU...

Posted on August 14th 2014
(Wed., August 13, 2014) – The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (AHDF) is pleased to announce the establishment of a Youth Sportsmanship Scholarship in honor of the young riders and their horses that faced extraordinary circumstances during this year’s Youth...

AHDF Fundraiser Proves to be Wild Party at Region ...

Posted on July 10th 2014
It was everything you could want from a Regional fundraiser and more! The idea for the event came from Karla Moffit’s assistant trainer, 22-year-old Haley Vachter. “I was at a local horse show and a friend and I were talking on the rail,” Haley says. “We...

Angel Heart Farm Kiesner Ride-A-Thon...

Posted on May 14th 2014
A 24 hour fundraiser where Ashton and Joel Kiesner will lead a team committed to having 2 riders on horseback for a 24 hour period. Riders will be asking for sponsorship to benefit Angel Heart Farm and Tracy Kujawa (www.angelheartfarm.net); a non-profit organization...
 

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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