The EQUUS Foundation Horse Whisperers

Making a lasting difference in the lives of people and horses.

Horse Whisperers

Ways to Give

The EQUUS Foundation spends significant time evaluating grant and scholarship applications to insure that your donation will make a real difference. All grant and scholarship recipients must meet the Foundation's eligibility requirements and grant making guidelines.


An Unrestricted donation is one that may be used to provide financial support to any of the grant or scholarship recipients deemed worthy of award by the Board of Directors of The EQUUS Foundation.


Field-of-interest donations are ones where the donors may designate have a particular area of charitable interest for the award of a grant, such as horse rescue or therapeutic riding programs. We will work with you to define your specific interest.

Join Our Horse Whisperers!

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The Horse Whisperers is our named grant program for a special group of people and organizations with an extraordinary kinship with horses. The program is for donors who are inspired by the magical and powerful impact horses have on our lives.

Horse Whisperer grants may be named by the donors in honor of a family member, friend, associate, or in the memory of a loved one or a loved equine companion.

Michele E. Arnhold Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2008 by the family of Michele E. Arnhold in memory of her life-long passion, her pursuit of excellence and her commitment and contribution to the equestrian sport.

Daniel D. Barkan Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2013 by the family of Daniel D. Barkan, a quiet philanthropist and gentleman, in memory of his life-long love of horses.

The Richard L. Parish Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2014 by the family of Richard L. Parish in recognition of his leadership and dedication for over 45 years to the causes supported by the Richard Laurence Parish Foundation.

Horse Whisperer Memorial Annual Fund

Memorial Donations are recognized as Horse Whisperers in the year in which the donation is made.

September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017

Becca Weissbard

Emily Catherine Diehl Schlenker


James Douglas Vere Nicoll


Philip D. Sullivan


September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016

Ann Griggs

Barbara Hanley

Charles William Hollinger

Frances Scheu Bednarek

Gail Patti

Laura Fisher


Marie Asper

Marilyn Allan

Marilyn Morales

Michael Fitzgerald