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$5,000 Grant to be Awarded to the USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award Recipient - Nominations Deadline November 9, 2012

WESTPORT, CT - November 2, 2012 - The nominations deadline for the USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award is November 9, 2012. The award will be presented at the Pegasus Awards Dinner during the United States Equestrian Federation’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 19, 2012. The recipient of the Humanitarian Award will receive a $5,000 grant from The EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to the equestrian or horse-related charity of his or her choice.

The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award was jointly established by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the The EQUUS Foundation in 2009 to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equine community. Specifically, the goal of this humanitarian honor is to spotlight and exalt the selfless dedication one individual or a group of individuals has made, whether on a regional or national scale.

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 not just in equestrian sports but also as aides to the general public, the recipient of this award will be someone who has devoted considerable personal time to making the quality of life of our equine partners paramount. Past recipients include Molly Sweeney (2011), Robert E. Cacchione (2010), and Nancy Koch (2009).

Nominations must be received by November 9, 2012. Click this link for more information about the award -

Click here for the Awards Nomination Form.

About The EQUUS Foundation

The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of horses, fostering the horse-human bond, advancing the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to power, teach and heal.

What started as a local effort is now a nationwide campaign. The Foundation accomplishes its mission by providing financial support to horse-related charities across the United States; connecting a network of equine organizations to equine enthusiasts; providing scholarships to reward volunteer service on behalf of horses; and conducting information outreach to educate the public about horses.

Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail:, Website: