Make your gift for horses this year!
The Best Performance Competition is a new membership-based cumulative awards program starting on December 1st to recognize competitive excellence and provide a meaningful way for the equestrian sport community to make a lasting difference in the lives of horses when their sport careers are over.

100% of your tax-deductible membership benefits horse welfare!

The Best Performance Competition is open to Junior, Amateur, and Professional USEF members competing in all divisions at participating USEF-recognized horse shows. Exhibitors join one-time annually directly with the EQUUS Foundation for a $100 tax-deductible donation. Learn more here.

Why #RideForHorses?

There are an estimated 200,000 homeless horses in the United States. In 2016, 130,000 were transported over the border to slaughter. Many were healthy and still had untapped potential - and none deserved this inhumane end of life.

As the only national animal welfare charity in the United States solely dedicated to horse welfare and the horse-human bond, the EQUUS Foundation is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap for horses in transition when their competitive careers are over by providing opportunities for new careers. We are committed to building a more informed and compassionate America that appreciates the value of horses in our lives.

Imagine a future where horses will not only inspire us as amazing athletes but also perform miracles for the special needs and veterans communities, nurture the next generation of athletes, live in comfort and with dignity, and when they've given all they've got, be given a humane and peaceful end of life.

Join the Best Performance Competition here today!
Because where they go next matters!

About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States dedicated solely to horse welfare and the horse-human bond. 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:
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