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EQUUS Foundation Horse Whisperers
The Horse Whisperers is our named grant program for a special group of people and organizations 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.

A select group of charities are designated as Horse Whisperer Grant Recipients each year by the EQUUS Foundation Board of Directors.


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.

Elaine Enick Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2017 in memory of Elaine Enick by her family and friends in recognition of her pursuit to find happiness and joy in everything and her enduring love of horses.

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.

Weisberg Family Foundation Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2018 by the Weisberg Family Foundation, a private philanthropic organization with a passion for serving horses, children and veterans.
The EQUUS Foundation recognizes the names of loved ones for whom memorial donations were made during the last two years as Horse Whisperers.

September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

August J. Vettorino

Benjamin Cohen

CH Hillcroft Claret, Madeline Capodilupo’s Equine Companion

Dorothy Fowler

Dr. Jerry Rudnick, DVM

Elaine Enick

Elizabeth Ernst

Frank Maganzini

Georgette Rowedder

Grace Elizabeth Colgan

Joan McCormick

JoAnna Hedge

Joree McMahan

Linnea Middleton

Lynda Males

Marla Gellar Mosbaugh

Marla Mosbaugh

Marta Bruenn


Veronica Grau

September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017

Accalia Hope Sullivan


Ann D. Griggs

Becca Weissbard


Daryl Lansdale

Denise Lisac

Don Eriksen

Emily Catherine Diehl Schlenker

Gerald Brennan


Holmdel Dolly

James Douglas Vere Nicoll

Joan Wallyn



Philip D. Sullivan


Robert (Bobby) Redmon

Sueanne Fulton

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.


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 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.