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The EQUUS Foundation brings together interested individuals with equestrian and horse-related organizations across America with the goal of building a support base of equine enthusiasts and advocates through its Equine Welfare Network.

The Equine Welfare Network is made possible through the generosity of our individual donors and our Sponsors.

The Equine Welfare Network consists of several components:


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The Equine Charity Network consists of charitable organizations that are classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt non-profit organizations, and in some instances, government agencies or entities that meet our eligibility requirements. Join here.


Organizations participating on the Equine Charity Network may receive distinction as either Alliance Members or Guardians.

Only organizations designated as Alliance Members or Guardians are eligible to receive financial support (Grants) from the EQUUS Foundation.

Alliance Members are non-profit organizations involved in the equine community whose activities and programs complement and enhance the mission of the EQUUS Foundation. The EQUUS Foundation Alliance offers a mechanism to address national areas of common interest in the equine community.

Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance.


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Champions is our volunteer rewards program sponsored by Ariat Interntional where volunteers receive recognition and rewards for their service. While our goal is to provide financial support to every worthy eligible organization, on the average, less than half of the applicants receive grant awards. Almost all charities rely heavily on volunteers.


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The Equine Education Network is an online resource of educational institutions with equine studies programs, including veterinary schools. The purpose is to: 1) connect individuals interested in pursuing studies and/or careers in the equine industry to the educational institutions with the curricula they seek; and 2) direct individuals interested in collegiate riding programs to the collegiate riding programs at participating educational institutions.