Everyone Can #RideForHorses! Here's how . . .

You're on this page because you care about horses - so thank you for your interest in taking action on your behalf.

Whether you are a competing equestrian at any level, a pleasure rider, a volunteer, or someone who loves horses ---- everyone can do something to keep horses protected, working and loved throughout their lives!


Help educate and inspire more equestrians and horse lovers to become horse protectors. "Like" and follow us social media -- Facebook, Instagram and Twitter -- and ask your friends to do the same. The more followers we have, the stronger a voice we can be for America's horses!



Do you compete at USEF-rated horse shows? Join the Best Performance Competition (BPC) here. The Best Performance Competition (BPC) is a unique cumulative awards program open to Junior, Amateur, and Professional competitors in all divisions at USEF-recognized horse shows. It not only recognizes competitive excellence - 100% of the tax-deductible donation to join supports horse welfare.


Did you know that you can get community service credit by volunteering for the EQUUS Foundation and the equine charities on our Equine Charity Network. Search the Equine Charity Network for charities near you to volunteer and become an EQUUS Foundation Champion. The Champions program is an incentive-based equine service program sponsored by Ariat International to stimulate and reward volunteerism on behalf of horses.

You can volunteer for the EQUUS Foundation to help us elevate our social media presence by getting more followers and posting the great things you are doing on behalf of the welfare of horses to hashtags: #RideForHorses and #EQUUSFoundation.


Did you know that 130,000 American horses were shipped over the border in 2016 to be slaughtered? Most of these horses were young, healthy, and had untapped potential. Search our Equine Charity Network for organizations near you that may have horses available for adoption. If you can't adopt a horse, consider fostering one at your barn or stable. Turn an empty stall into a lifeline for a horse at risk!


Recognizing that competition for charitable dollars is fierce with so many charities in need, we greatly appreciate the support of our events either through attendance, auction donations or sponsorships. Your support will help us increase the number of grants to charities that are improving the quality of life of horses and enriching the lives of people through their interaction with horses. Check back here for updates on our events.


Are you interested in a future in the equine industry? Use our Equine Education Network to locate colleges and universities offering equine programs.


If you are interested in supporting us with a gift, we would love to hear from you! We have many giving opportunities. You can donate online here. From major gifts to small gifts, every donation makes a difference!


The most significant way you can make a difference is by being a member of our #RideForHorses Winners Circle. Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities here.

The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States dedicated solely to horse welfare and the horse-human bond. 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: www.equusfoundation.org.