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Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Learn More….(PDF)

Celebrating the Life of A Great Horsewoman

On February 16, 2021 the great horsewoman and equitation instructor Gwen Nix passed peacefully at home at the age of 87 years. Mrs. Nix leaves a loving family of second and third generation horsewomen behind, along with literally hundreds of students of the art of horsemanship whose lives will be forever impacted by her insightful teaching, work ethic and warm encouragement over the many years of her professional life as a trainer, rider and instructor extra-ordinaire.

Ralph Brown Passes Away

Ralph Brown, 77 years of age, passed away Wednesday October 14, 2020 at University Hospital-Geauga Medical Center. Born in Bedford, Ohio on November 3, 1942, he was the son of the late Elmer and Marguerite (Cox) Brown. A lifetime Auburn Township resident, he was a 1963 graduate of Kenston High School. Mr. Brown, with his wife, were the owners-operators of JoRal Stable in Auburn.

Please Help Our West Coast Friends

Over the last ten years, the AHDF has been able to help large numbers of horse community members with donations for feed, bedding, and essentials lost after natural disasters. The aid your dollars make possible goes not only to many Arabian Community members but also to evacuation sights and private farms sorely stretched trying to help their neighbors.

In Memory of Michael Sztabar

Michael Thomas Sztaba, loving father of Nicole (Midge) Sztaba Hall and husband to wife Karen, passed away at his home on September 8, 2020. Born August 21, 1947, Mike, aka “Sarge”, was a proud Marine through and through, second only to being an incredibly proud and supportive father to his only daughter, and husband to his lifelong partner.

A Leg Up For Karstin and Joe Feinhandler

On Wednesday, August 19, the family home of Joe and Karstin Feinhandler was destroyed by the Vaccaville Fire. The family, their pets and horses all escaped, but literally nothing else made it out with them. While they have insurance, as always there are many needs beyond what the insurance will cover, so the AHDF is assisting with those items.

AHDF General Donations

The unexpected crisis can happen to any of us at any time, and we have little control, no matter how careful, over when, how, or where. What we do have control over is whether we are able to find a positive path out of any given disaster…