The EQUUS Foundation was born from love of the equestrian sport and the critical need to provide care to horses after their sport careers are over. This fall marks the start of our 20th Anniversary, and we are excited to announce the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign in our 20-year history. We have set the bar at $2 million to double our investment in equine charities nationwide and double our endowment.
The EQUUS Foundation is committed to reducing the number of horses sent across our borders for slaughter by increasing programs involving horses and equine-assisted therapeutic services.
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Horses bring joy to millions of people and help make those with the deepest of wounds whole again, but tens of thousands of horses are abused, neglected and shipped across our borders for slaughter each year. NO HORSE should be subjected to the inhumane fate that awaits them – especially because there are solutions within our reach.
During our 2022 fiscal year that ended in August, we were able to impact the lives of over 6,000 horses through our programs and grant awards. While this represents an increase of over 1,000 horses from 2021, there are still over 20,000 shipped across our borders for slaughter each year.
The best way to help these horses is to transition them into a new life, role and purpose by providing viable options to owners when their owners cannot, or no longer wish to, care for them.
We are committed to reducing the number of horses sent across our borders for slaughter with the goal to reduce the number to ZERO by increasing not only competitive and recreational programs involving horses, but also programs providing equine-assisted therapeutic services. Programs where people partner with horses to enhance their well-being offer limitless career opportunities for horses in transition.
The EQUUS Foundation awarded its first grants in 2003 to seven equine charities based in Connecticut and the metropolitan New York area. Now, in our 20th year, we support hundreds of equine charities nationwide. Informed giving has never been more important. Our programs and activities not only provide financial support where it is needed most, they also educate the public about the significant impact of horses in our lives, cultivate advocacy, and help elevate the image and desirability of horses.
Best Wishes for a Joyful Holiday Season!
Please consider making a donation as part of your holiday giving plans.
ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America’s horses from peril and strengthening the bond between people and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.
Press release by Lynn Coakley