Forever Farms

Horses First!
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., based in 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.



2018
Warioto Farm Inc.
Franklin, Tennessee
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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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Ways to Give as a Forever Farm

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


Platinum

Horse farms and equestrian facilities that make an annual donation of $10,000 or more are recognized as Platinum Forever Farm on the EQUUS Foundation Forever Farms page with a logo and website link, a dedicated page on the EQUUS Foundation website, the award of a named unrestricted or field-of-interest grant, a media release, social media announcement, a banner, display cards, and attendance for two at one of the EQUUS Foundation's events.


Gold

Horse farms and equestrian facilities that make an annual donation of $5,000 to $9,999 are recognized as Gold Forever Farm on the EQUUS Foundation Forever Farms page with a logo and website link, the award of a named unrestricted or field-of-interest grant, social media announcement, a banner, display cards, and attendance for two at one of the EQUUS Foundation's events.


Silver

Horse farms and equestrian facilities that make an annual donation of $3,500 to $4,999 are recognized as Silver Forever Farm on the EQUUS Foundation Forever Farms page with a logo and website link, social media announcement, a banner, display cards, and attendance for two at one of the EQUUS Foundation's events.


Bronze

Horse farms and equestrian facilities that make an annual donation of $2,500 to $3,499 are recognized as Bronze Forever Farm on the EQUUS Foundation Forever Farms page with a logo and website link, a social media announcement, a banner, and attendance for two at one of the EQUUS Foundation's events.


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*Unrestricted Grant

Unrestricted grant are grants that may be used to provide financial support to any of the recipients deemed worthy of award by the Board of Directors of the EQUUS Foundation.


*Field-of-Interest Grant

Field-of-interest grant are grants where the donors may designate a particular area of charitable interest for the award of a grant, such as programs focused on improving the quality of life of horses, or programs providing opportunities for horses to impact people's lives, especially people with special needs. We will work with you to define your specific interest.