EQUUS Foundation: Messages

Sam Gleason and Lulu at the Ox Ridge Horse Show, December 6-7, 2014, Darien, Connecticut.

USEF Rallies the Equestrian Sport for Horse Welfare!

The Best Performance Competition is a new annual joint program of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the EQUUS Foundation to reward competitive excellence at recognized USEF horse show and provide on-going support for horse welfare. Learn More…

Equine Researchers from North Carolina State & University of Minnesota Receive EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows

North Carolina State University doctoral candidate Liara Gonzalez, DVM, DACVS, and University of Minnesota doctoral candidate Elaine Norton, DVM, MS, received the 2014 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows for their work to advance equine veterinary knowledge. Read More…

The Legendary George H. Morris & Katie Prudent to judge the first ever Best Performance Team Invitational

Teams of grand prix riders will compete over a jumper course judged on style and performance by the legendary George H. Morris and Katie Prudent in the featured event of the EQUUS Foundation’s Fete Cheval Etoile. Chaired by Jenny Belknap Kees and Chrystine Tauber, the event will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

The Best Performance Team Invitational is a special event of the Best Performance Competition (BPC), a joint program of the USEF and the EQUUS Foundation rewarding competitive excellence and providing on-going support for horse welfare.

Click here for event information.

Horse Stars Hall of Fame Nominations close on December 31, 2014

The Horse Stars Hall of Fame was established in 2013 as a joint effort of the USEF and the EQUUS Foundation to celebrate the extraordinary talent of horses and the magical bond between horses and people. The “Horses of Honor” selected by USEF are inducted annually in the “Athlete” category. “Humanitarian” inductees are selected by the EQUUS Foundation. Nominations must be received on or before December 31, 2014 to be considered for the 2015 induction. To submit a nomination, click here.

Online Application Now Open for Ariat Champion of Equine Service Scholarships

The online application to apply for a Champion of Equine Service scholarship is now open. Thanks to Champions sponsor Ariat International, the EQUUS Foundation will award a minimum of four $1,000 Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarships in 2015 to individuals achieving Champion status in 2014.

The following Alliance scholarships will also be awarded: CHA & PATH International Champion of Equine Service Certification Scholarships to financially assist prospective instructors with obtaining instructor certification; IEA & IHSA Champion of Equine Service Equestrian & Academic Scholarship to further equestrian training; and USPC & USEF Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarships for individuals affiliated with these respective organizations. Learn More…

We wish you a happy Holiday Season and hope you will consider making a gift to the EQUUS Foundation today!

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: equus@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

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