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Equestrian Properties Make Dreams Come True
for Horses and People!

EQUUS Foundation Houses for Horses
Houses for Horses is our named grant program for a special group of horse property owners who designate a percentage of the sale of their properties to the EQUUS Foundation. Grants are awarded in the name of the property owners in the year that the donation is received by the EQUUS Foundation.

Horse properties come in all shapes and sizes - any percentage of the sale prices of horse properties provides much needed funding to protect America's horses and make the ability of horses to empower, teach and heal available to more people.

Many horses are only one unfortunate placement away from a tragic situation. Houses for Horses helps ensure that horses continue to flourish not just as athletes, but also as companions, teachers and healers.


The Michael and Kerry Gaynor Houses for Horses Grant

Houses for Horses - Gaynors
The infatuation with horses usually begins at an early age with a pony ride, but for Mike Gaynor, it was much later in life.

When he first saw the Central Park Rangers, a unit of full-time and seasonal uniformed mounted police officers who enforce parks department rules and regulations, on patrol, Mike became a volunteer ranger too and, with his wife Kerry, set out to have their own horses!

Being 6'4", the logical choice was Clydesdales. They chose the Wolffer Estate Stables in Sagaponack, New York, to be home for their Clydesdales, Mike, Ike and Sam.

As their love for horses grew, Mike and Kerry set out to preserve and restore one of the last remaining original potato farms in Sagaponack, owned by the same family for generations, situated directly across from Wolffer Estate Stables on Narrow Lane East to keep open land available for horses.

Impeccably restored and with the desire to inspire philanthropy through the sale of equestrian properties, the Gaynors pledged 1% of the sale of their multi-million dollar property to the EQUUS Foundation.
Explore the property HERE - Download the brochure HERE

Learn more about Houses for Horses!

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

Ways to Give

Equine charities seeking financial support from the EQUUS Foundation undergo a comprehensive and unique verification process to ensure donor confidence in the charities selected to receive financial support each year.

A select group of charities operating at the highest levels of horse care are designated as Houses for Horses Grant Recipients each year by the EQUUS Foundation Board of Directors.

Houses for Horses 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. Houses for Horses donors may elect to give Unrestricted or Field of Interest grants.


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.