Too many of America’s horses are in need of a lifeline and opportunities to thrive.
Whether you are an individual or an organization, you can make a difference by joining our Equine Welfare Network!
Partner with us to improve the way America's horses are treated and perceived. It takes a village!
Help us raise awareness of the impact of horses in our lives.
America's horses need our protection. Help safeguard their comfort and dignity throughout their lives.
Today, the benefits of the horse-human bond have never been more apparent. Many more horses can be elevating the lives of people with and without special needs.
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Recognizing achievement and the impact of horses in our lives
The Horse Stars Hall of Fame was established by the EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) in 2013 as an interactive website to celebrate the extraordinary talent of horses and their magical and powerful bond with people. The purpose of the Horse Stars Hall of Fame is to honor the contributions of amazing horses, share the stories of their athletic and humanitarian feats, and build a more informed and compassionate America that values the bond between horses and people.
The inductees include horses selected by the EQUUS Foundation that have had or are having a life-changing or inspirational impact on the public as companions, teachers and healers and stellar, accomplished athletes selected by the USEF annually as the "USEF Horses of Honor".
The Horse Whisperers is our named awards program for a special group of people and organizations who are inspired by the magical and powerful impact horses have on our lives.
Horse Whisperer awards may be named in honor of a family member, friend, associate, or in the memory of a loved one or a loved equine companion.
A select group of charities are designated as Horse Whisperer Award Recipients each year by the EQUUS Foundation Board of Directors.
The EQUUS Foundation is proud to support its Alliance Member PATH International by co-sponsoring the PATH International Equine of the Year Award with Purina.
The award honors the equine who best defines the heart and soul of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT). The recipients personify the willingness, attitude, and diversity of talents that these hard-working partners bring to EAAT and all it stands for.
Photo: Petey, 2018 Equine of the Year Award Recipient
The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation joined together in 2009 to establish the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian world.
From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public's appreciation and respect of the diverse role of horses, the recipient of this award is an individual or a group of individuals who has devoted considerable personal time to making the quality of life of our equine partners paramount.
The EQUUS Foundation is proud to support the Washington International Horse Show Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service.
The award recognizes a horse, individual or organization each year that best demonstrates the values of honor and service as embodied by Klinger.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the EQUUS Foundation joined together to establish the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program in 2011 to emphasize the importance of equine research, to reward researchers for their contributions, and to meet the increasing need to train future equine veterinary researchers.
The EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program emphasizes the importance of assisting equine researchers in their exploration of horse health care topics.
Photo: Inaugural recipients of Research Fellowship in 2011, Heidi Banse, DVM, DACVIM, Oklahoma State University and Lindsey Helms Boone, DVM, University of Georgia. Left to Right: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Dr. Lindsey Boone, Dr. Rick Mitchell, EQUUS Foundation Board member, Dr. Heidi Banse, and Dr. Bill Moyer, 2011 AAEP President.
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