EQUUS Foundation

Horse Lovers Raise $40,000 in Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. Matching Campaign

WESTPORT, CT - December 5, 2013 - What does the EQUUS Foundation have in common with the American Humane Association, Earthwatch Institute, Jane Goodall Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Petfinder Foundation, and Villalobos Rescue Center? We are all deeply grateful to Animal Planet for selecting us as their charitable partners in their R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond) Matching Campaign hosted by GlobalGiving that ended on November 12.

The results are in! Thanks to all our horse lovers, the EQUUS Foundation raised nearly $40,000, and earned the accolade of motivating the most people to respond to the EQUUS Foundation's cause - Rescue-Rehab-Retrain-Rehome Horses Healing People - at https://equusfoundation.org/ROAR!

Horses Roared at PATH

Rose Wilkerson, Kasey Barnes and Julie Coady from Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding & Respite in Aubrey, TX,
at the PATH International Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, proudly displaying the Animal Planet ROAR Campaign Badge.

Horses ROAR

So Many Helped!
We couldn't have done it without you!

Our Alliance Members Promoted the Campaign

• United States Equestrian Federation (USEF),
• PATH International
• Washington International Horse Show
• National Horse Show Association of America
• Unwanted Horse Coalition
• Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
• American Morgan Horse Association
• Also, American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation, American Hippotherapy Association, College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Horse Show, Equestrian Aid Foundation, and the National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics (NAEAA)

Our Special Thanks to the Media!

• Active Interest Media, including
     Dressage Today, Equisearch.com, Equus Magazine
• PhelpsSports.com
• Chronicle of the Horse
• Equestrian Influence
• PSdressage.com
• Sidelines
• Also AllAboutHorses.com, Dressage Daily, Horseback Magazine, HorseChannel.com, Horseman's News, Horses in the South

Our Equine Welfare Network Roared!

Connecticut: Animal Assisted Therapy Services, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, New Canaan Mounted Troop,
Florida: Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center,
Kentucky: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope,
Maine: Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center,
North Carolina: Horsepower, Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, S.T.A.R. Ranch, Shining Hope Farms,
New Hampshire: Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding,
New Jersey: Gleneayre Equestrian Program, Standardbred Retirement Foundation,
New York: Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities (GALLOPNYC), Green Chimneys Children's Services, HorseAbility,
Pennsylvania: Chasing Rainbows, Special Equestrians,
South Carolina: Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding,
Tennessee: Horse Haven of Tennessee, Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center,
Texas: Dream Catcher Stables, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship,
Virginia: Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program,
Wisconsin: Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Refuge Farm Horse Rescue & Sanctuary, SMILES, Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills.

Thank you Animal Planet
for making the world a better place for all animals!

Happy Holidays!

About EQUUS Foundation

The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. 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: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: equusfoundation.org.

About Animal Planet Media

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications LLC, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized, online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 97 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

About Discovery Impact

Through its Discovery Impact programs, Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCAB, DISCK) leverages the power of its brands, businesses and employees to give back to the world. From programming that inspires and educates to annual events that make a direct impact on the communities in which we live and work, Discovery strives to celebrate, support and sustain the majesty of the earth's people, animals and natural beauty. For more information about how Discovery is making an impact, please visit: http://impact.discovery.com.

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving (www.globalgiving.org) enables individual and corporate donors to find and direct funds to high-impact, grassroots projects around the world. By aggregating many donors, GlobalGiving is creating a new source of funding for people with innovative solutions to challenging world issues. Utilizing its network of local projects and web-based platform, globalgiving.org, GlobalGiving helps companies achieve their charitable, corporate responsibility, employee engagement, and cause-marketing goals. GlobalGiving finds and vets projects, disburses funds, ensures reporting, and develops web solutions that leverage its community for corporate partner programs. GlobalGiving is a 501c(3) registered nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. To date the GlobalGiving community has made over $49 million in contributions to more than 4,300 projects around the world.