Equine charities across the United States that are keeping horses safe, working and loved!

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Did you know that 130,000 American horses are shipped over the borders each year to be slaughtered? Most of these horses are young, healthy, and have untapped potential.

You can search our Equine Charity Network for organizations near you that may have horses available for adoption. If you can't adopt a horse, consider fostering one at your barn or stable. Turn an empty stall into a lifeline for a horse at risk!

VOLUNTEER! Every one of these equine charities rely on volunteers. Whether you help socialize, groom or exercise horses, do barn work, help organize events, or help promote their work, every effort helps horses and the people who love and benefit from them.






The EQUUS Foundation also has a special sign up for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, Interscholastic Equestrian Association, and the United States Pony Clubs to join our network. See below to click for the special application for your organization.



The Equine Charity Network listing is provided free of charge to eligible organizations to help educate visitors about their programs, and raise awareness of the impact of horses throughout the United States.

The EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation is reserved for those organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance.

The listing of an organization on this site does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the EQUUS Foundation. The EQUUS Foundation is not responsible for the representations made by these entities or the contents of the other web pages referenced.

If you have concerns about any of the organizations, please contact us. If you wish to check the IRS tax-exempt status of any organization listed on this site as a "public charity", please visit GuideStar or the IRS Non-Profit Search.

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