EQUUS Foundation Horse Whisperers



MEMORIAL FUND
The EQUUS Foundation recognizes the names of loved ones for whom memorial donations were made during the last two years.

2024

Carol A. Wesson

Carol Enos

Carolyn White

Charlie

Classy

D.J. Of Amen Corner

Ervin Eustace

Etta

Farrester Dillman

Fudge

Janice Fleckenstein

Jennifer L. Knott

Jimmy

Joann Holland

John Duane

John Fargnoli

Judy Coates

June Isono

Katahdin

Kenneth J. Abbey

Krista Dawn Colby

Lady

Leo

Leslie Bernstein Bennett

Lewis J. Fenstermaker

Lisa Weatherbee

Maribelle Garris MacAlpin

Monty Merrell

Pamela Jaffe

Patricia Criel

Paul Webb Long Jr.

Pebbles, Beloved Trail Boss

Phoebe Ann Brunholzl

Prima

Rajah

Ralph Pape

Robin McKernan

Roslyn Roffey

Shadow

Starr Goobie

Takako Reynolds

Thomas Earl Kurth

Tony Latona

Uno


2023

Amanda Alligood Williams

Amy

Anthony Evans Jackson

Ari

Barry Parker

Beverly Schneckenburger

Bruce Danielson

Bumblebee

Carlos Vitelli

Carol Garges

Carol Gureckis

Carter

Cassiopeoa (Cassie) 4/24/12-4/6/23

Chance

Chatter

Chestnut Joe

Christine Rappleyea

Cimi

Cindi Vaughan Young

D'Aun Griego

Dallas E. Armstrong

Dancer Shields

DaVinci

Dean

Devon Horniman

Dinkey

Don Jewell

Doni Bird

Doni Bird

Ed Kusy

Eddie Valdez

Elizabeth Miller

Ernie

Eva

Excursionniste

Flat Bold

Frank A. Ramsden II

Fritz

Gene Fields

George Severn Werness

Ginger

Guy Rizzo

Havnameltdow

Hocus Pocus

Isabella Wade

Ivan

Jacqueline Curtin

Jane Brill Kugelman

John Henry

John Slattery

Joyce Potter

Judy Ann Babuszczak

Julia Szado Blowers

Julia Szado Blowers

Julie Miske

Junior

Justa

Kathy Studwell

Kim Fischman

Kim Townsend

Laurel Ann Howell

Laurence Lyman Williams

Letha Ann Smith

Linda Lester

Linda Morelock

Linus

Lisa Soldani

Lord Stanley

Lucy, Ellie, Pina And Hershey

Maple Leaf Mel

Margaret Catherine

Marie Frances Roman

Mary Esther Chwalek

Mary Lynn Helm

Maybelle Crawford

Mikey

Miles

Motown & Bailey Barrington

Nacho

Nefertiti

New York Thunder

Old Man

Patricia Pietrzak

Peter Tramm

Raider

Ranzy & Dianne

Raziel

Richard L. Flowers, Jr.

Rico

Rosita Menocal

RV (Andiamo)

Sallie Ann (Lau) Staley

Samantha Calzone

Samantha Calzone

Sarge

Satillo River

Scott R. Foster

Selma & Josie

Sharon M Ash

Sherri Jelenic

Sierra

Standing Ovation “Ovi”

Stanislaw Piasecki

Tes Sonoités (Segue)

Tex

Theresa A. Fisher

Theresa Conte

Toby

Valentine

Wanderer

Wanderer

Zazoe Park

Zorvino “Vinnie”


Horse Whisperers

Making a lasting difference in the lives of people and horses


Horse Whisperers is our named awards program that honors individuals and organizations that provide, or have provided, substantial and much needed resources to ensure that America's horses are safe and live with dignity throughout their 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.

The recipients of Horse Whisperer Awards are selected by the Board of Directors from among EQUUS Foundation grant recipients that best align with the interests of the Horse Whisperers, including those equine charities with which the Horse Whisperer may be familiar. The awards bring added recognition to equine charities operating at the highest standards for business and equine welfare practices.

PERPETUAL AWARDS
Michele E. Arnhold Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2008 by the family of Michele E. Arnhold in memory of her life-long passion, her pursuit of excellence, and her commitment and contribution to the equestrian sport.

Daniel D. Barkan Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2013 by the family of Daniel D. Barkan, a quiet philanthropist and gentleman, in memory of his life-long love of horses.

Barbara Dailey Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2024 by the EQUUS Foundation in memory of Barbara Dailey and in recognition of her life-long appreciation of the love, joy and companionship she shared with horses.

McLain Ward Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2023 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of McLain Ward's selection as the inaugural recipient of the EQUUS Foundation Spirit Award presented to an equestrian who has significantly elevated the image and desirability of horses.





ANNUAL AWARDS
Augusta Mills Equestrian - Matt Metell Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation in recognition of the dedication of Augusta Mills Equestrian and Matt Metell to the welfare of horses.

Marguerite Brennan Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation in memory of Marguerite Brennan and in honor of her loving family, Jane Henderson, her daughter, and Michaela & Sean Pritchett, her grandchildren.

Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2020 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of the Gore Family's commitment to protecting equines subjected to abuse, neglect and at risk of slaughter.

Jackson Family Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2020 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of the Jackson Family's commitment to horse welfare.

Kay Family Foundation Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of Lauren Kay and the Kay Family Foundation.

Lafitte De Muze Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2018 by Cheryl Olsten in the name of her horse, Lafitte De Muze, to protect and make a difference in the lives of horses who are in need of next chapters, with specific emphasis on the re-homing and retirement of Standardbreds.

Mighty Nice Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2018 by Caroline Moran in recognition of 2017 Horse Stars Hall of Fame Inductee Mighty Nice owned by HnD Group, which was formed in memory of the late Bruce Duchossois, who owned Mighty Nice before his passing in 2014.

Richard L. Parish Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2014 by the family of Richard L. Parish in recognition of his leadership and dedication for over 45 years to the causes supported by the Richard Laurence Parish Foundation and in honor of Margie and Dick Bondy.

Ellen R. Pearl Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by Ellen R. Pearl to be awarded annually through 2025 to an equine rescue that ensures the respect, dignity and comfort of their rescued equines throughout their lives.

Split Rock Show Jumping Tour/Bobbie & Derek Braun Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2020 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of the dedication of the Braun Family and Split Rock Farm to powerful impact of horses in our lives.

Join Us an A Horse Whisperer!
Contact us at mail@equusfoundation.org for more information.

Ways to Give
The EQUUS Foundation spends significant time evaluating grant applications to ensure that your donation will make a real difference. All grant recipients must meet the Foundation's eligibility requirements and grant making guidelines.

Unrestricted
An Unrestricted donation is one that may be used to provide financial support to any of the grant recipients deemed worthy of award by the Board of Directors of the EQUUS Foundation.

Field-of-Interest
Field-of-interest donations are ones where the donors may designate a particular area of charitable interest for the award of a grant, such as programs focused on improving the quality of life of horses, or programs providing opportunities for horses to impact people's lives, especially people with special needs. We will work with you to define your specific interest.