The Best Performance Competition provides a meaningful way for the equestrian sport community to make a lasting difference in the lives of horses.

The Winners Circle recognizes individuals and organizations who generously support the goals and mission of the EQUUS Foundation and are helping us to make our vision for the future of horse welfare a reality. In appreciation, we honor our Winners Circle sponsors at gatherings throughout the year.

Animal Planet

Ariat International

Fairfield Equine Associates

Old Salem Farm

Phelps Media Group

Split Rock Farm

Anne M. Walker


Jenny Belknap & Walter T. Kees

The Bucknall Family

The Coakley Family

Phyllis Collins

Jane Henderson

Lawrence D'Addario & Patricia J. Keenan

Marylou D'Addario Kennedy & Sean Kennedy

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Victoria D. McCullough

Laure Sudreau


Dr. & Mrs. Steven Herman

Quiet Corner Farm


Dr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Abbatiello

The Crown Family

Victoria Grauer Ketchum

Juan Pablo Mejia & Lucia Fanjul


The EQUUS Foundation honors athletes who have earned distinction in the hunter & jumper disciplines*. The designation of "Winners Circle Athlete" is reserved for professional athletes who demonstrate that success is measured not only by winning but by making the quality of life of their equine partners paramount. The EQUUS Foundation is deeply grateful to our Winners Circle Athletes for lending their names to help promote the charitable efforts of the EQUUS Foundation on behalf of horse welfare.

Jennifer Alfano

Molly Ashe-Cawley

Hayley Barnhill

Jennifer Bauersachs

Kelli Cruciotti

John French

Hope Glynn

Patricia Griffith

Kristin Hardin

Lillie Keenan

Candice King

Laura Kraut

Peter Lutz

Beezie Madden

Holly Orlando

Peter Pletcher

Alison Robitaille

Havens Schatt

Louise Serio

Nicole Shahinian-Simpson

Sydney Shulman

Will Simpson

Jessica Springsteen

Scott Stewart

Jimmy Torano

McLain Ward

Ali Wolff

*For the inaugural 2016-2017 competition year, participation in the Best Performance Competition is limited to the hunter and jumper disciplines with the goal going forward to embrace all disciplines that wish to participate and honor their outstanding athletes. Athletes must be active members of the United States Equestrian Federation in good standing. The current WCHR Professional Hunter and Rolex Show Jumping rankings are considered in the selection of Winners Circle Athletes competing in the hunter and jumper disciplines.

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