Meet the Charities

Meet the Charities

Shirts For a Cause

Essex Classics’ charity shirts support incredible causes in the equestrian community. A portion of the proceeds from every sale of an Essex Classics charity shirt benefits deserving charities.

Danny and Ron’s Rescue

Since 2005, Danny and Ron’s Rescue has rehabilitated and placed more than 11,000 dogs in loving homes. Founded by longtime equestrians Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, who have turned their own home into a safe haven for dogs in need, the rescue was featured in the documentary film, “Life in the Doghouse.”

Green is the New Blue

Green is the New Blue is a non-profit that strives to reduce the environmental impacts of equine-related events and activities. Educating the equine industry about best practices for sustainability and ecological safety, Green is the New Blue provides horse show managers, farm owners and equestrian enthusiasts with easy-to-implement tools to incorporate green practices into their daily operations—making an impact that’s even greater than that of a blue ribbon.

The Peeps Foundation

Founded by professional hunter-jumper riders Josh Dolan and Alex Granato, The Peeps Foundation is dedicated to helping miniature horses in need. This non-profit organization rescues and rehomes minis in need of care and new homes as well as offers “The Sanctuary,” which provides long-term care for minis with special needs. The Peeps Foundation has rescued hundreds of minis, including dwarf minis, giving them the best shot at a healthy, sound life.