FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2016
Contact: Lynn Coakley,, 203-259-1550

October 28 deadline for 2016 EQUUS Foundation/USEF Humanitarian Award Nominations

The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award was jointly established by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the EQUUS Foundation in 2009 to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by members of the equine community.

The award will be presented at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Friday, January 13, 2017, during the USEF Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. The recipient will have the opportunity to select an equine charity on the Foundation's Equine Welfare Network to receive a $5,000 grant from the EQUUS Foundation.

Anna Ford and Lynn Coakley
2015 Recipient Anna Ford (center), Chrystine Tauber, USEF President (left) and Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation, President (right).

Nomination Deadline
October 28, 2016

Nomination information and the link to the online nomination form is available here. For more information about the nominations process, contact Trisha Watkins at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) at

The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charity solely dedicated to horse welfare and the horse-human bond. We provide resources to over 1,000 equine charities across the United States, and award over $250,000 annually to organizations operating at the highest standards for horse care and use, and for programs where it is needed most.

About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail:, Website:

About USEF: Established in 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is dedicated to raising the level of access to and participation in equestrian sport at all levels by ensuring its continuing creativity, growth, and excellence. The USEF's vision is to continue to lead equestrian sport in the United States while ensuring fairness, safety and enjoyment for an ever growing number of people. Learn more about the USEF at
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