EQUUS Foundation Horse Whisperers

Horse Whisperers

Making a lasting difference in the lives of people and horses


Horse Whisperers are a special group of people and organizations who are inspired by the magical and powerful impact of horses in our lives and recognized by the EQUUS Foundation for their compassion and dedication to horse welfare. A select group of charities are designated as Horse Whisperer Award Recipients each year by the EQUUS Foundation Board of Directors.

PERPETUAL AWARDS
Michele E. Arnhold Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
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 Award
Established in 2013 by the family of Daniel D. Barkan, a quiet philanthropist and gentleman, in memory of his life-long love of horses.






ANNUAL AWARDS
Linda Berley Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation in celebration of her 70th Birthday and in appreciation of her many friends who recognize her dedication to horse welfare.


Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2019 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg.


Gore Family Memorial Foundation Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2020 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of the Gore Family's commitment to equine rescue and equine assisted activities and therapies.


Jackson Family Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2020 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of the Jackson Family's commitment to horse welfare.


Lafitte De Muze Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2018 by Cheryl Olsten in the name of her horse, Lafitte De Muze, to protect America's horses at risk for abuse and neglect, and to inspire others who experience the joy of horses to help ensure that all horses live in comfort and with dignity throughout their lives.


Lannie Lipson Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of Lannie Lipson and her commitment to ensuring a humane environment for horses now and in the future.


Mighty Nice Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2018 by Caroline Moran in recognition of 2017 Horse Stars Hall of Fame Inductee Mighty Nice owned by HnD Group, which was formed in memory of the late Bruce Duchossois, who owned Mighty Nice before his passing in 2014.


Newstead Foundation Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2019 by the EQUUS Foundation in recognition of the long-standing dedication of the Newstead Foundation and the Firestone Family to safeguarding of comfort and dignity of horses throughout their lives.


Otis Booth Foundation Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2021 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of Stephanie Shafran and her daughters, Alexandra and Charlotte Murray, in recognition of their commitment to ensuring that horses remain an important part of American life.


Richard L. Parish Memorial Horse Whisperer Award
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.


Split Rock Farm/Bobbie & Derek Braun Horse Whisperer Award
Established in 2020 by the EQUUS Foundation in honor of the dedication of the Braun Family and Split Rock Farm to powerful impact of horses in our lives.


MEMORIAL FUND
The EQUUS Foundation recognizes the names of loved ones for whom memorial donations were made during the last two years.
September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

Arthur Nestved

Bent

Bessie

Buddy

Carol Wissner

Checkers

Cindy Walker

David E. Ahearn

David Rodgers

Edmund

Elizabeth Breen Matl

Fred

Gary Lynn Jimmerson

Guinness

Gunner

Howard Simowitz

Jackie Green

Jeffry Becker

Jet and Maya

Jill Schroeder Peters

Jim Spears

Joseph Désiré

Junior

Kenneth Elvis Thompson

Maggie

Marion Kummel

May

Meredith Lynn Garrett

Nancy Bartine

Nancy Marilyn Florian

Peppy

Pete

Petey

Ratier

Robert Hess, Jr

Rosie

Samantha Calzone

Sandy Schadler

Shadow

Shanda Wallin

Stacey Andrews

Susan Gail Smith Eubanks

Susan McAnally

Venka

Virginia Haigler

Vivian Frances Burns Ruther

W.E. "Bill" Sparks

Wendy Louise Wynes

Zanzibar


September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Alexandria Gokey

Bill Kelly

Bobby Ray Atkins

Bonnie Lee Katzev

Boramir

Caroline Yates

Charlie

Clint Nangle

Clipart

Doris Ann Samples

Dreamer

Ernest Preston Chandler

Ferd

George

Heterno

Ida Tibbetts

Jazz

Jennifer Richards Ingalls

Jerry Karsky

Jude

Judy Speaks

Kathy Jo Krupa

Katie

Kendal Curry Ray

Legacy’s Conquistador Del Sol

Leslie Nyquist

Marcin Klinkiewicz

Mary Elyse Gooding

Milton Louis McGuire

Morgen

Natalie-Claire Woods Lyda

PJ

Reeses

Rhoda

Rick Warner

Robb Pilkington

Robert I. Schiff

Romeo

Rosie

Roy E. Ogren, Jr.

Rusty

Samantha Marie “Sam” Calzone

Spirit

Stacey Andrews

Star

Sue Martindale

Tesoro

Vicente "Churruco" Portaro

William

William Ernest Walker Jr.


Join Our Horse Whisperers!
Contact us at mail@equusfoundation.org for more information.

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.

Unrestricted
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
Field-of-interest donations are ones 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.