The purple horse – ‘Hand in Hand for the region’

The purple horse has been the ambassador of the international horse show in Frankfurt since 2016 and collects every year donations for charitable projects. The life-size purple horse gets its uniqueness from golden handprints of prominent riders and personalities.

With the charity campaign purple horse the partners of the IFRF show their solidarity with the Frankfurt metropolitan area and bundle their commitment for a good cause.

Two projects were supported in 2020:

The Frankfurter MädchenbüroMilena e.V. – home for around 70 girls and women with a migration and refugee background

The Diesterweg-Stipendium for Offenbach – the first educational grant in Germany for children and their parents on a recommendation basis.

The organizer of the ‘Hand in Hand for the Region’ campaign is Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff. As in 2019, the patronage was taken over by the Lord Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann.

As the annual highlight, the purple horse is usually raffled off at the International Horse Show in Frankfurt. Due to the postponement of the IFRF because of the current corona situation, the purple horse was auctioned for the first time via an online auction in 2020.

The Charity projects 2020:

The Frankfurter MädchenbüroMilena e.V. was founded in October 2014 and consists of two areas: working with girls and with women. The aim is to integrate girls and women with a refugee and / or migration background. The work is family-oriented, low-threshold and innovative with the aim of promoting equal opportunities for women and girls.

The MädchenbüroMilena e.V. offers women and girls – who had to fled a place – protection, orientation and education. While the women learn German, their children are lovingly cared for. Such a comprehensive offer is very rare, but it is crucial to reach women and enable them to integrate well in Germany.

Team MädchenbüroMilena (v.l.): Karla Kolz – Lisa Bauer – Oksana Frei – Lina Wittmer – Sira Eberling – Maneesorn Koldehofe – Larissa Reinhardt

The concept of the Diesterweg-Stipendium was developed by the Polytechnic Society Foundation. The idea: talented and motivated children who have educational barriers in their way in everyday life, are strengthened and encouraged with the involvement of the whole family so that they can achieve an educational and training goal that corresponds to their potential. The educational grant is now available in a large number of German cities.

Since autumn 2015, children and their parents in Offenbach have been supported under the Diesterweg scholarship. The successful project is now in the 3rd generation (2019-2021). A total of 65 people with 17 children receiving the scholarship are funded at the moment. The composition is multicultural with 15 countries of origin.

Further developments in Offenbach are the development programs Diesterweg-Plus and Diesterweg-Plus-Jugend with support in secondary school or the music scholarship.

Team Diesterweg Stipendium Offenbach (v.l.): Wolfgang Herb, Christiane Herkommer, Christine Obert

Together Hand in Hand for the Region!

Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff

The Lila Pferd 2019

Frankfurt, 11th. December 2019. The purple horse, ambassador of the International Festhalle riding tournament in Frankfurt, is going on a journey. The life-size, purple horse figure stops at the supporters of the ‘Hand in Hand for the Region’ campaign. Special campaigns and interview partners await the purple horse at each of the nine stations. A photo and film team ensures exceptional productions and great pictures. These are made available to press representatives on request.

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Purple Horse collects over 40,000 euros

The purple horse, which traveled for the ‘Hand in Hand for the Region’ initiative and stopped at ten different locations with friends and sponsors, raised over 40,000 euros for the Milena refugee cafe. There women and girls find a contact point for worries and needs and a shelter and help. For the first time, the Purple Horse went on a journey with Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff and found so many friends and ‘feed dispensers’ straight away, in the Festhalle came the impressive five-figure sum together.