September 2, 2016
Contact: Lynn Coakley
mail@equusfoundation.org | 203-259-1550

EQUUS Foundation Awards Over $250,000 in Grants & Scholarships

The Board of Directors of the EQUUS Foundation is proud to announce that over $250,000 was awarded in grants and scholarships this year.

Grants are awarded to equine charities operating at the highest standards for horse care and use, and for programs where it is needed most. These charities are hard at work every day rescuing and rehabilitating unwanted horses, retraining horses after their sport careers are over, and providing homes where they continue to serve, especially for the special needs and veterans communities, or where they can live out their lives in comfort as they deserve.

Only charities that make available to the public detailed information on their equine policies and practices are designated as "Messengers" and are eligible to apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant.

"We have developed one of the most comprehensive and impartial verification processes to inspire donor confidence in our evaluation and selection process - and immense pride among those charities awarded Messenger Grants each year. It means something to be awarded an EQUUS Foundation grant, " said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

Below is the complete list of organizations that received financial support this year:

All About Equine Animal Rescue
Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary
American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation
Animals as Natural Therapy
Bethany's Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services (BEATS)
Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement
Blue Rose Ranch
Bridle Paths
Brook Hill Farm
Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
California Coastal Horse Rescue
Celtic Charms
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH)
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred ExRacehorses (CANTER Michigan)
CRISTA Ministries - CRISTA Camps at Island Lake & Miracle Ranch
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers
Dream Catcher Stables
Eagle Mount Bozeman
Equestrian Aid Foundation
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities (GALLOPNYC)
Gleneayre Equestrian Program
Green Chimneys Children's Services
H.O.R.S.E. of CT
Hearts & Horses
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Heavenly Horse Haven
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
Hope Therapy
Horse Feathers Equine Center
Horses of Tir Na Nog
Humane Equine Aid & Rapid Transport (HEART)
Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP
Kentucky Equine Humane Center
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics (NAEAA)
National Horse Show Association of America
Nature's Edge Therapy Center
New Beginnings Thoroughbreds
New Canaan Mounted Troop
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program
Nighthawk Ranch, LLC
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program
PATH International
People & Animal Learning Services (PALS)
Project HORSE
Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Ray of Light Farm
Refuge Farms, Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
Ride On St. Louis
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center
Riding Unlimited
Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue
Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue
Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program
S.T.A.R. Ranch
Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program
Saving Horses
SIRE, Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers
Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Special Equestrians
Special Equestrians
Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center
Thoroughbred Placement Resources
Unbridled Change
United States Equestrian Federation
United States Equestrian Team Foundation
Unwanted Horse Coalition
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center
USHJA Foundation
Washington International Horse Show Assn
We Can Ride
We Will Ride Therapeutic Riding
White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue
Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Wings of Eagles Ranch
EQUUS Foundation
Horse Whisperer Grant Recipients

The EQUUS Foundation designates a handful of recipients each year to be named in honor of EQUUS Foundation Horse Whisperers, a select group of donors that have made a substantial commitment to honor their loved ones, family members, friends or equine companions.

The EQUUS Foundation is proud to announce that the following organizations were designated as Horse Whisperer grant recipients. Watch the videos to learn more about what these extraordinary organizations are accomplishing!

Michele E. Arnhold Memorial
Horse Whisperer Grants

Established in 2008 by the family of Michele E. Arnhold in memory of her pursuit of excellence and her commitment and contribution to the equestrian sport.

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, Connecticut

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center

New Canaan Mounted Troop
New Canaan, Connecticut

New Canaan Mounted Troop

Daniel D. Barkan Memorial
Horse Whisperer Grants

Established in 2013 by the family of Daniel D. Barkan, a quiet philanthropist and gentleman, in memory of his life-long love of horses.

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC)
Longmont, Colorado

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

CANTER (Michigan)
Commerce Township, Michigan

CANTER Michigan

Richard L. Parish, Jr., Memorial
Horse Whisperer Grants

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.

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR)
Johns Island, South Carolina


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Green Chimneys Children's Services
Brewster, New York

Green Chimneys

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement
Salem, Connecticut

Mitchell Farm

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: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.
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