Robb Report’s Horsepower Gala honors Kevin Babington, Mayisha Akbar, Nacho Figueras, Peder Fredricson, Margie Goldstein Engle, Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta in a digital award ceremony

THE ANGEL, January 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Robb Report, the leading voice in global luxury, hosts its second annual Horsepower Gala. Frank and Monica McCourt will host the virtual celebration together on Thursday February 18thalong with the editor-in-chief of Robb Report, Paul Croughton. Virtual attendees will participate in a live auction and awards ceremony that will feature a special musical performance by the Grammy Award-winning recording artist Gloria Gaynor. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the EQUUS Foundation, America’s leading organization for horse welfare. The Horsepower Gala collects donations and raises awareness for the topics of horse abuse, neglect and slaughter. Event award winners are highlighted below.

“Robb Report launched the Horsepower Gala 2019 for the benefit of the EQUUS Foundation. We look forward to continuing this partnership in 2021. Despite the challenges of last year, I am looking forward to our new virtual format to highlight exceptional and inspiring personalities within the Equestrian community, “said Robb Report Editor-in-Chief Paul Croughton.

Kevin Babington receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to upholding the dignity of American horses. His achievements in international and national show jumping are exemplary. He is also the founder of Babington Mills, a company he founded to protect and improve horse wellbeing.

Mayisha Akbars The longstanding partnership with the Compton Jr. Posse has touched the lives of countless young people by teaching them the value of community and the healing powers of horses. She is an inspiration to so many people, and her commitment to her equine partners sets the gold standard.

Nacho Figueras’ contributions to polo, both in and out of the saddle, are undeniable. In addition to his outstanding sporting achievements, he has tirelessly promoted polo around the world. Using his influence to create money and awareness for countless charities, he has become an international symbol representing the best in the sport.

Peder Fredricsons Equally noteworthy are contributions to the world of equestrian sports. His international competitive achievements and his passion for horses distinguish him in sport. In addition to his riding career, Peder is a professional graphic designer who has worked for the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) and the Swedish International Horse Show.

Margie Goldstein Engle is a dedicated rider and a constant inspiration. A competitor in the Sydney At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she won numerous Grand Prix events, was a member of Nations Cup winning teams and took part in 17 World Cup finals.

Danny Robertson and Ron Danta are an influential couple who are committed to horse riding as both participant and trainer. In addition to horses, Danny and Ron generously devote time to dog rescue and have saved more than 12,000 dogs through their organization of the same name, Danny & Ron’s Rescue.

The evening will also include such notable award winners as Georgina Bloomberg, Gloria Gaynor, Frank McCourt and Jessica Springsteen.

Information about the 2021 event or how to participate can be found at RR1.COM/HORSEPOWER-GALA.

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About the EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 and is also known as the Horse Charities of America, is the only national animal welfare organization in the United States that is 100 percent Protection is dedicated to America’s horses and strengthening the bond between humans and horses. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation Inc. at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880. Tel: (203) 259-1550. E-mail: [email protected]. Website:

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