07/05/2016 2:10PM

Equine Advocates to honor Sheppard at Saratoga event


Trainer Jonathan Sheppard will be honored during an Equine Advocates event July 29 at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Sheppard, who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1990, will receive the organization’s Ellen & Herbert Moelis Safe Home Equine Protection Award for his humane treatment of racehorses.

Steve Caporizzo, News10’s chief meteorologist since 1989, and his wife, Lisa, also will be honored. Steve Caporizzo is widely known as the host of “The Pet Connection,” and his wife is the co-founder of Free to Be Me Rescue for dogs and cats.

Tickets to the event are $250 per person. The event includes a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing. For more information call (518) 392-0175; email: events@equineadvocates.org.

All proceeds will benefit Equine Advocates Horse Rescue, Sanctuary & Humane Education Programs. Founded in 1996, Equine Advocates is a national non-profit equine protection organization that operates from a 140-acre sanctuary, home to 82 horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules.