Friday, February 23, 2018, was a night for the history books at the Marquise Invitational Auction during the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, held February 15-25 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Legend" is a fiberglass horse that was painted by the well-known artist Suzanne Economopoulos and is a part of the Arabian Horses for Humanity project. It was purchased for an impressive $75,000 by Dan Grossman, with an additional $25,000 donated by Arabian Sole, for a grand total of $100,000. The proceeds of this purchase will go to benefit Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids.
Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids was created by Ryan Melendez to bring awareness to Leukemia. Proceeds of the program will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). Melendez has raised more than $400,000 so far for LLS and has been named LLS Man of the Year. "We continue to be amazed, and grateful for the generosity of the Arabian Horse Community," sais Melendez. Special thanks to the Grossman family and Arabian Soul for their incredible contributions. Being able to match Warrior Kids to our Arabian horses is a vision come true. The most rewarding part is funding pediatric cancer research to find a CURE! No child should hear the words, you have cancer!"
To learn more about Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids please visit warriorhorses.org.
Arabian Horses for Humanity is a project that began in the fall of 2016. The Arabian Horse Association's Market, Development, and Promotion committee was looking for a way to utilize the Arabian Horse as an ambassador while uniting communities through a common philanthropic interest. To learn more about the Arabian Horses for Humanity visit www.arabianhorsesforhumanity.com.
To watch the historic Marquise Auction, visit www.eqsports.net to view the livestream.
-- via Arabian Horse Association