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A Stacey Small Grants Program

Who We Are!
Help-A-Horse Help-A-Life is a Stacey Small inspired grants program. The goal of this program is to encourage veterinary students through financial support, to educate themselves in the fields of alternative medicine and specifically on the value of herbs and how herbs can be an important health contributor to the lives of animals. Expanding one’s knowledge of herbs, where they come from, how they are cultivated, the different strains, toxicity, medicinal value, uses, dosage, contraindications, and the importance of how this knowledge can and should complement traditional medicine and therapies drove Stacey’s passion.

After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Stacey never wavered in her commitment to further learn as well as educate others of the value of herbs and how their value can and should be integrated with traditional therapies and truly believed that this integration helped not only lengthen her life expectancy after the cancer diagnosis but influenced the quality of her life as well.

Stacey’s interest in herbs and her vast knowledge of them started decades earlier evidenced by her life-long commitment to our four-legged friends through brand creations including Sore No-More, Equilite Herbals, Botanical Animal Flower Essences, and Limber Up topical liniments and shampoos. By encouraging the adoption and inclusion of the science of herbs into the field of veterinary medicine, the end result for our four-legged friends to improved health, will in-of-itself, be a better journey, and in most cases produce better and more favorable outcomes.

EXECUTION
The facilitation of this grant program is being made available through the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF). THE AHVMF funds investigations to advance animal health through integrative holistic veterinary medicine with a concentration on 3 aspects: scholarships for veterinary students, research, and support for the use of and education in integrative holistic veterinary medicine in veterinary schools. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific research and education in complementary veterinary treatments for cats, dogs, horses, and livestock. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $750,000 in studies conducted at 11 veterinary schools that have led to improved animal health through the use of holistic veterinary treatments, awarded over $150,000 in veterinary student scholarships, and granted over $260,000 to support programs incorporating integrative veterinary medicine in veterinary college curricula. To learn more about the great work that the AHVMF does CLICK HERE.

The Stacey Small Grants Program will offer grants to deserving veterinary students from U.S. and Canadian Veterinary Colleges based on a review and selection of grant eligibility forms received. Annual grant(s) in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded contingent on funds available for selected recipients in support of their continuing educational pursuits specific to herbal education. Grant recipients will be chosen by the AHVMF Scholarship Committee with the awards given out at the AHVMAssociation’s annual veterinary conference.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
The HAHHAL Stacey Small Grants’ objective is to raise money from donors that wish to support this important initiative. The AHVMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 26-1583307. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the law. Because of the complexity of rules concerning charitable contributions, please consult a tax advisor or trained agent to determine the actual deductible amount of your donation. Please indicate your donation designation to the Stacey Small Grants Program on the online donation form by clicking the dropbox under “If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know” and then select the appropriate designation.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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Limber Up® is Proud to Support the 2020 Desert Circuit

Limber Up® is Proud to Support the 2020 Desert Circuit

Birdsboro, PA (January 2020) Limber Up, the next generation of equine topicals has made a commitment to the equestrian community in 2020. Our first 2020 sponsorship participation starts with the 2020 Desert Circuit held at the beautiful Desert Equestrian Horse Park in Thermal California. This event is a show case event like no other attracting competitors worldwide.

With 1.125 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering 10 weeks of world-class competition, eight during the Desert Circuit from January – March and two during the Sunshine Series in November, the facility is a destination location for thousands of equestrians, their horses, family and friends for several months annually. Competitors from all over the world travel to Thermal, CA to not only compete but to enjoy everything the desert has to offer.

Surrounded by the beauty of picturesque mountains, the Desert International Horse Park is close to Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Coachella ad more unique places to discover. The area is known for its resort lifestyle with a selection of fine dining, art & film festivals, golf & tennis, outdoor adventures, and wonderful warm, dry weather in the winter months. As the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau claims, come #findyouroasis in the desert.

By providing in part, in-kind product donations, trainers and grooms alike have an opportunity to use and appreciate the all-natural effectiveness of Limber Up liniment and shampoos.  With competition horses; safety, and effectiveness along with certainty that the products being used DO NOT TEST are of the utmost importance. Limber Up is the flag ship product line that can deliver these attributes. COMPETITION SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND SAFE!

Limber Up® Cooling Liniment was carefully created from a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients of Arnica, Rosemary, Rosehip, Yucca Root, touch of Essence of Peppermint in a Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera base. The ingredients that make up Limber Up® were selected based upon how well they address the many issues that affect both every day trail horses as well as horses that compete at the highest levels.  Ms. Stacey Small, formulator and herbalist and original product formulator and product developer of Sore No-More®[1], developed Limber Up as the NEXT GENERATION OF TOPICALS. Stacey notes; “Arnica is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties while Aloe Vera, Yucca, Rosemary, Rosehips and Peppermint are included for their use addressing sore muscles, joint stiffness, and skin issues. In combination, they work synergistically as an excellent soothing and cooling blend for the body and legs.”

In addition to Limber Up’s performance attributes, Limber Up® has been Certified Drug Free by the Banned Substance Control Group. These programs offer protection to equines, canines or other competition animals subject to anti-doping policies of official animal-sport organizations including ARCI (Association of Racing Commissioners International), FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports), USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), and others by offering assurance that the ingredients used to produce those products are free from banned substances and other harmful agents that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. For more information visit www.bscg.org.

About Limber Up.  Limber Up® products are designed from all-natural herbal rich ingredients, are veterinary approved and certified drug free. The goal of products developed under the Limber Up® brand is to offer to the human, equine and canine markets, products that can trusted to deliver results as labeled.  No chemicals, non-GMO, organic rich ingredients, phosphate, paraben and sulfate free. For more information on Limber Up, sponsorships, or ambassador opportunities, visit www.myLimberUp.com

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[1] Sore No-More is a registered trademark of Altera International, Ltd.