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CANA Foundation Announces First Annual Legislative Panel at Hampton Classic Horse Show


CANA Foundation Announces First Annual Legislative Panel at Hampton Classic Horse Show

Event will be moderated by former Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and will feature prominent speakers, including Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)

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LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The CANA Foundation announced that it will be holding their First Annual Hampton Classic Legislative Panel on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at the VIP Chalet Tent overlooking the Grand Prix Ring. The unique and bipartisan event will be moderated by former Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY).

Featured panelists include Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), as well as famed author and photographer of "Wild Horses of Sable Island" Roberto Dutesco, CANA Foundation founder Manda Kalimian, CANA Foundation spokesperson Moses Brings Plenty, and top show jumping riders, including Kelli Cruciotti. The legislative panel will focus on issues in Washington, D.C. that affect America's wild horse population.

"This Legislative Panel will give horse enthusiasts that flock to the Hampton Classic an opportunity to be educated on the plight of America's horses in Washington, DC and throughout our country," said Manda Kalimian, Founder of the CANA Foundation. "It is the responsibility of those of us who have spent our lives loving and living through our horses to ensure their future is bright and the future of our horse nation."

"Events like this bipartisan legislative panel are crucial in showing that both Democrats and Republicans support common-sense protections for America's wild horses," said former Congressman Steve Israel, who also serves as a Strategic Advisor for the CANA Foundation and as moderator of the event. "I look forward to a spirited discussion at the Hampton Classic to continue to shine a spotlight on this vital issue."

"I am proud to join the CANA Foundation to have this important conversation on the future of America's Wild Horses," said Roberto Dutesco, artist, author, and founder of IAMWILD. "As an artist and author of the book The Horses of Sable Island, I have seen firsthand the beauty and power Wild Horses can have in enhancing and protecting our environment and land preservation. I look forward to connecting with our Hampton Horse Rider Community, to discuss how we can together make a better word for our horses and ourselves. As the Founder of IAMWILD, I spend every day advancing the scale of environmental responsibility."

"As a horse person and lifelong rider, I feel it's our duty to protect wild horses," said Hampton Classic rider Kelli Cruciotti. "They enhance our lives and our world, and I'm proud to be a part of CANA's efforts to protect these majestic and endangered creatures."

"We are still accepting event sponsorships and selling VIP Event & Luncheon Tickets for an exclusive opportunity to dine with panelists and watch the showjumping competition from the VIP Chalet. Come join us for a powerful panel that will educate and empower each of us on what we all need to do to save  and protect America's horses, our habitats and food safety before it is too late. This event will also have unique silent auction items and stunning wild horse photography on display and for sale from renowned photographer, Roberto Dutesco.  All proceeds from the event will go toward the CANA Foundation continuing its work in raising awareness, funds and land to rescue, rehome and rewild America's wild horses, whom more than 60,000 of are currently living in tax-subsidized captivity," concluded Manda Kalimian.

The CANA Foundation is Long Island based national 501(c)3 not for profit organization that works to rescue, rehome and rewild the more than 60,000 of America's wild horses who have been rounded-up off their lawful habitat and held captive in inhumane and overcrowded taxpayer funded, government holding facilities to the tune of over $100 million dollars annually.  CANA is a solution based organization who is spreading the humane concept of REWILDING America's wild horses so they can live free, at no cost to taxpayers while in-turn protecting our open space, enhancing our environment and empowering the communities who welcome them home. For more information on the CANA Foundation, check out our website at:


For inquiries on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase VIP Tickets that include both VIP seating at the event and an exclusive luncheon please contact or call 516-922-9406.

All proceeds & ticket sales benefit CANA Foundation: A 501(c)3 non-profit rewilding organization.

Ashley Thomas
Interdependence PR 

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