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Horses and Humans Research Foundation Announced as Charity Beneficiary

Chagrin Falls, OH - January 14, 2007 For the first time in Palm Beach County, the noble and fashionable Lusitano horse collection is arriving for auction from Brazil. This event will also feature new collections from international designers such as Emilio Pucci and others at the International Polo Club of Wellington. A portion of the night's proceeds will benefit the Humans & Horses Research Foundation.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday March 5th, 2008 Horse and Fashion Presentation: Guests will have the opportunity to view the 2008 Lusitano Horse Collection for the first time and enjoy an informal fashion show.

Thursday March 6th, 2008 Horse Try Outs: Interested buyers and trainers will be able to ride and test the horse's skills, as well as view a full physical exam of each horse conducted by the on site veterinarian.

Friday March 7th, 2008 Horse Auction, Dinner and Fashion Show: The big night! This evening will showcase the gracious Lusitano Horse Collection auctioned for the first time in Palm Beach County. Guests will enjoy a night of prestigious horses, fine dining, entertainment and fashion show from Emilio Pucci.

For general admission tickets - Lowry Brescia (305) 374-3886 --- For event sponsor participation - Olympia Devine (561) 601-2015 --- For horse auction registration - http://www.lusitano-interagro.com --- Visit http://www.DevineStyle.com for event updates.

Interagro: With nearly 600 horses, Interagro, Brazil is the largest Lusitano breeding and export center in the world. Cecilia Gonzaga heads the stud- farm initiated on a historic coffee plantation in 1975, by her father, Dr. Paulo Gaviao Gonzaga, the author of three books about the Lusitano hors. The Lusitanians selected a noble, easy to ride horse, famous for its intelligence and willingness to work. These qualities allied to the modern development of the equestrian sports and the exceptional performance of the Lusitanos in all disciplines, from jumping to dressage and driving created an ever growing demand for the Lusitano and its possession became a symbol of status.

Horses & Humans Research Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, exists to facilitate universal understanding and appreciation of the significant influence of horses on humans. The primary goal is to support, promote and fund scientific research that explores the claimed, yet unsubstantiated benefits of equine assisted activities, leading to the discovery of the most effective methods and techniques for conducting thousands of existing and future programs. The secondary goal is to educate the public (including parents, donors, insurance companies and physicians) on research findings so that equine assisted activities programs become more accessible to those in need. Applications are now being accepted for the May 15, 2008 grant proposal deadline. For more information visit http://www.horsesandhumans.org or contact KC Henry, Executive Director by phone at (440) 543-8306 or by email at info@horsesandhumans.org


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