Equine Welfare Network Guardians

Informed Giving

With the advent of the internet and social media, it's more important now than ever before to ensure that equine charities are fully transparent and operating at the highest standards for horse care and service. Equine charities undergo in-depth evaluations in order to receive the Guardian designation annually.

While the Guardian designation is not an "endorsement" and is not a guarantee of EQUUS Foundation financial support, the designation demonstrates the charity's willingness to be fully transparent and make their policies and horse care practices available for public scrutiny. EQUUS Foundation Guardians provide vital information to individuals seeking information on the services provided by participating organizations, as well as the means for participating organizations to share their best practices.

Meet our Guardians

Click on the name of the charity below to view the charity's profile. Click on the Guardian button that appears on the charity's profile to review extensive data on the charity's programs, horse care practices and governance.

To designate your donation to a specific Guardian, click on the DONATE button that appears on the charity's profile.

New England

Carriage Barn Equestrian Center Therapeutic Riding Center, EAST KINGSTON, NH

Draft Gratitude, WINCHESTER, NH

Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc., WEST TOWNSHEND, VT

H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc., Washington, CT

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, Woodbury, CT

Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, South Windham, ME

Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Middletown, CT

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc., Salem, CT

New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc., New Canaan, CT

Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME

Rising Starr Horse Rescue, West Redding, CT

The Equus Effect, SHARON, CT

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Middle Atlantic

Access Equestrian, Inc., VALHALLA, NY

Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc, Honeoye, NY

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Buffalo, NY

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., BEDFORD, NY

Equi-librium, Inc., Nazareth, PA

G.A.I.T. Inc., Milford, PA

Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc. (GALLOPNYC), Forest Hills, NY

Gleneayre Equestrian Program, Lumberton, NJ

Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc., Brewster, NY

Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center, LANCASTER, PA

High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, GHENT, NY

Kali's Klub House Inc., Apalachin, NY

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc., Dover Plains, NY

Mane Stream, Inc., Oldwick, NJ

New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, Inc, Cranbury, NJ

North Shore Horse Rescue, Baiting Hollow, NY

Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Airville, PA

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Brewster, NY

R.A.C.E Fund, Inc., Harrisburg, PA

ReRun, East Greenbush, NY

Riding with HEART, Pittstown, NJ

Rising Hope Therapeutic Riding Center, BELLEFONTE, PA

Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue, Varysburg, NY

Second Chance Thoroughbreds Inc., Spencer, NY

Special Equestrians, Warrington, PA

Special People United to Ride/Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft, NJ

Standardbred Retirement Foundation, Cream Ridge, NJ

Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation, Greenville, NY

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East North Central

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc, Elkhart Lake, WI

Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement, Emmett, MI

BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center, Harvard, IL

Brighter Path, Inc., Cambridge City, IN

Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred ExRacehorses (CANTER Michigan), Commerce Twp., MI

D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm, WEST BRANCH, MI

Detroit Horse Power, DETROIT, MI

Dreams on Horseback, BLACKLICK, OH

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Ravenna, OH

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP, Maple Park, IL

Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Assoc. Thoroughbred Rescue Fund dba Galloping Out, North Riverside, IL

LoveWay, Inc., Middlebury, IN

Maple Grove Horse Sanctuary, PLYMOUTH, WI

Nature's Edge Therapy Center, Rice Lake, WI

Out Side In, Inc., Grand Haven, MI

PBJ Connections, Pataskala, OH

People & Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS), Bloomington, IN

Refuge Farms, Inc., Horse Rescue & Sanctuary, Spring Valley, WI

SMILES, Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills, Darien, WI

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West North Central

Changing Leads Equine Rescue, KANSAS CITY, MO

Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc., Washington, MO

HETRA - Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Gretna, NE

Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc., Sedan, KS

Ride On St. Louis, Inc., Kimmswick, MO

Unbridled Spirits Thoroughbred Retirement Ranch, LISBON, IA

We Can Ride, Inc., Maple Plain, MN

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South Atlantic

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, Burnsville, NC

Bridle Paths, McLean, VA

Brook Hill Farm, Forest, VA

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Johns Island, SC

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, Abingdon, MD

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Lisbon, MD

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Palm City, FL

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Guyton, GA

Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, Inc. aka F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, Inc., Dunkirk, MD

Great and Small, Boyds, MD

H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue, Goose Creek, SC

Hands and Hearts for Horses, THOMASVILLE, GA

Heartland Horses Equine Activities & Learning, Inc. (HHEAL), Avon Park, FL

Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Lexington, VA

Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc., Afton, VA

Horse Helpers, Inc, Zionville, NC

Horsepower, Inc., High Point, NC

Horses Healing Hearts, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL

Inspire Equine Therapy Program, CLEARWATER, FL

Maryland Horse Rescue, MOUNT AIRY, MD

Midnight's Promise, Inc, CHINA GROVE, NC

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Clifton, VA

Prancing Horse, Inc., Southern Pines, NC

Project HORSE, Inc., Great Falls, VA

Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc., Lyerly, GA

RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center, Clover, SC

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc., Greenville, NC

Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc, Hinesville, GA

Shining Hope Farms, Mount Holly, NC

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Homestead, FL

Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center, Aldie, VA

Sunset TRP Inc, DBA Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center, Miami, FL

Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue, Burkeville, VA

Wings of Eagles Ranch, Concord, NC

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East South Central

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH), Lexington, KY

Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, Lexington, KY

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, Lexington, KY

Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn, Leeds, AL

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., Kingsport, TN

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, COLLIERVILLE, TN

Special Equestrians, Inc., Indian Springs, AL

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West South Central

Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding & Respite, AUBREY, TX

Equest, Dallas, TX

Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation, GUTHRIE, OK

Horse Feathers Equine Center Inc., Guthrie, OK

Riding Unlimited Inc, Ponder, TX

Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement Home, Inc., Gilmer, TX

Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc., Guthrie, OK

Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Diana, TX

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Ark Regional Services, Laramie, WY

Blue Rose Ranch, Inc., Springfield, CO

Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip (CHAPS) Equine Assisted Therapy, SHERIDAN, WY

Colorado Horse Rescue, Longmont, CO

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Longmont, CO

Drifter's Hearts of Hope, FRANKTOWN, CO

Hearts & Horses, Loveland, CO

Horses Make Miracles Foundation Inc, LONGMONT, CO

Kingman's Healing Hooves, KINGMAN, AZ

Medicine Horse Program, BOULDER, CO

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, McCoy, CO

StableStrides, Elbert, CO

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All About Equine Animal Rescue, El Dorado Hills, CA

Animals as Natural Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center, Siletz, OR

CANTER California, Los Gatos, CA

Halleck Creek Ranch, Nicasio, CA


Healing Arenas, Inc., ESCALON, CA

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Heavenly Horse Haven, Anza, CA

Hope for Horses, Inc., GALT, CA

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Redmond, WA

Love this Horse - Equine Rescue, ACTON, CA

National Center For Equine Assisted Therapy (NCEFT), Woodside, CA

NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, Bellingham, WA

Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship, La Mesa, CA

REINS (Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs & Strengths), Bonsall, CA

Return to Freedom, Lompoc, CA

Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center, POWAY, CA

Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc,, Sylmar, CA

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program, Solvang, CA

Save a Forgotten Equine, Redmond, WA

Saving Horses, Inc, Encinitas, CA

Second Chance Ranch, Spokane, WA

Special Spirit Inc, Shadow Hills, CA

Wild at Heart Horse Rescue, Inc., PALMDALE, CA

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