EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK


Affiliate Sign Up

Thank you for expressing interest in joining the Equine Welfare Network. The listing is provided free of charge to eligible organizations. The listing of an organization on this site does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the EQUUS Foundation.

Our Network Affiliates are organizations other than 501c(3) public charities that are located in the United States and involved with horse welfare, the equestrian sport, equine industry, or offer an equine-related resource to the public. Affiliates may be non-profit organizations, such as trade or professional groups and government agencies or entities including public school systems.

Please review the Eligibility Requirements below before completing the application. Please use proper grammar when completing this form. Check your spelling and do not use ALL CAPS.

I. General & Contact Information










State/US Territory



 

NOTE: If your organization is involved with programs other than those that are equine-related, please provide the direct link to your equine-related programs on your website above.







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CONTACT INFORMATION








The email address of the primary contact will serve as the login email.

II. Purpose & Program Information
*Select your PRIMARY mission type/focus: 
Select Horse Welfare if your organization is primarily involved with the rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, retirement and re-homing of horses.
Select Public Service if your organization is primarily involved with providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to individuals with special needs.
Select Sport and Recreation if your organization is primarily involved with the equestrian sport and/or equine related recreational activities.


*Please provide your purpose or mission limited to 50 words.



*Please describe briefly in 100 words or less how your organization is involved with horses.



Please answer the following questions:

   *1-a.  Does your organization provide programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption, and/or retirement?
Please select Yes or No.   
Answer NO if your organization is primarily involved with EAAT and uses rescue horses unless your organization has a specific program aimed at the rescue, adoption and/or retirement of horses in transition.

   *1-b.  If yes, select one answer below that describes the primary activity of your organization.
           

   *2-a.  Does your organization provide "Equine-Assisted Activities and/or Therapies (EAAT)" using certified specialists, therapists, counselors, instructors, trainers and/or facilitators for individuals with "Special Needs"? Please select Yes or No.   
*Click here for the EQUUS Foundation definitions of SPECIAL NEEDS and EAAT.

   *2-b.  Does your organization provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses? Please select Yes or No.   

   *3.  Which of the following best describes your organization's responsibility for the care of horses:
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Our organization uses horses to provide our services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses and also uses horses to provide our services that are cared for and sheltered by another organization(s).
Our organization does not use, care for, or shelter horses to fulfill our mission.

III. Petitions & Certifications
•  I hereby petition the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., to accept the organization named in this application as a participating organization on the Equine Charity Network.

•  I certify that I have the authority to make this petition and that the representations made in this application are, to the best of my knowledge, truthful and accurate. I further certify that I will notify the EQUUS Foundation in writing if any of the statements affirmed in this application become untrue or inaccurate.

•  I certify that the organization named in this application has been in existence for at least one full operating year.

•  I certify that the organization named in this application provides or conducts real services, benefits, assistance, or program activities in the United States related to horse welfare, or involving horses to benefit the public.

•  I certify that the organization named in this application effectively uses the funds contributed for its announced purposes.

•  I certify that the organization named in this application conducts publicity based upon its actual programs and operations, and that these activities are truthful and non-deceptive, include all material facts, and make no exaggerated or misleading claims.

•  I certify that the organization named in this application does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.





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Definitions


Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT): Any equine-assisted activity or therapy, mounted or ground-based, including but not limited to treatments that incorporate equine activities and/or the equine environment and/or experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. Equine assisted activities include but are not limited to therapeutic riding, therapeutic driving, interactive vaulting, grooming and/or stable management.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment) that require or benefit from assistance and support from certified specialists, therapists, counselors, instructors, trainers and/or facilitators. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment and a lack of resources, including economic resources, which can impact an individual's ability to successfully transition into adulthood and being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking under age, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.



Eligibility


To be accepted as an affiliate on our network:
I. Organization must certify that:
•  The organization provides or conducts real services, benefits, assistance or program activities related to horse welfare in the United States.
•  The organization conducts publicity and promotional activities based upon its actual program and operations, and that these activities are truthful and non-deceptive, include all material facts, and make no exaggerated or misleading claims.
• The organization has operated for at least one full operating year.
• The organization may be required to provide documentation attesting to the organization's non-profit status.
• The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

II. Organization must must provide programs that:
• Shelter, rehabilitate, and retrain America's horses at risk of abuse, neglect and slaughter and re-home them with careers as athletes, companions, teachers and especially healers;
• Provide opportunities for horses to change peoples' lives as athletes, companions, teachers and especially healers.

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