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#RideForHorses is our campaign to inspire horse lovers to become horse protectors, and to educate the public on the importance of the horse-human bond in America today.

Our #RideForHorses Forever Farms are horse farms and equestrian facilities involved with sport and recreation that are dedicated to preserving open space for America's horses and safeguarding their comfort and dignity throughout their lives.

Warioto Farm Inc.
Franklin, Tennessee

Warioto Farm Inc., Frankin, Tennessee, is the the first of what we hope will be many horse farms and equestrian facilities across the United States to partner with the EQUUS Foundation to protect America’s horses and strengthen the bond between horses and people.

Warioto Farm Joni Werthan is a lifelong equestrian and owner of Warioto Farm Inc. where she raises and shows champion hunters.

Werthan is a dedicated animal lover and extremely proud of the history of her family farm that has been committed to promoting the tradition of excellence in the Hunter industry for over three decades.

Warioto Farm

Warioto Farm

But it wasn't until the Spring of 2018, when she adopted Max, a New York City carriage horse in need of retirement and his next chapter, that she became impassioned to get more involved in helping America's at-risk horses on a bigger scale.

Because Max is so near and dear to her heart and she wishes she could bring more carriage horses home that need a place to go, Werthan's gift will be dedicated to carriage horses. She hopes her gift to the EQUUS Foundation in honor of her beloved Warioto Farm Inc. and Max will inspire others to protect America's horses throughout their lives.

Warioto Farm "Max has brought me so much joy and has already taught me so much with his gentle grace and sweet, shining soul," says Werthan.

I want to give more horses like Max a chance to find happiness and their next chapter too. Warioto Farm and I am proud to be recognized as a #RideForHorses Forever Farm."

Max at Warioto Farm where he is forever safe and loved.

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Learn More about Forever Farms here!

Contact us at mail@equusfoundation.org for more information.