Robin Hollar has joined the staff of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as development coordinator for the AAEP Foundation, the organization announced Aug. 16. Her chief responsibilities include coordinating the Foundation’s programs and fundraising efforts and to help the Foundation grow.

Established in 1994, the non-profit AAEP Foundation Inc. complements the mission of the AAEP through its support of research, education, benevolence, and the equine community. In 2006, the Foundation raised more than $320,000 to support funding for educational summits, scholarships, veterinary student programs, benevolent programs, and equine emergency needs, as well as other endeavors to help horses and their caregivers.

Hollar brings more than 15 years of development and equine industry experience to the AAEP. Her most recent position was that of executive director of Camp Horsin’ Around, a 200-acre camp facility under construction in Central Kentucky designed and built to serve children with chronic illness and disabilities. Prior to Camp Horsin’ Around, she served stints in marketing, communications, and development at the United States Dressage Federation, United States Pony Clubs, American Red Cross/Bluegrass Area Chapter, American Heart Association, and the Kentucky Diabetes Foundation, all based in Lexington, Ky.

“The AAEP Foundation has done many great things over the years to help horses, horse owners, veterinarians and students,” Hollar said. “I am very excited about joining the AAEP and I look forward to the opportunity to play a major role in advancing the Foundation to the next level.”

To learn more about the AAEP Foundation, visit www.aaepfoundation.org.