August 3, 2018
Contact: Lynn Coakley
mail@equusfoundation.org | 203-259-1550

NEXT CHAPTERS - One-of-a-Kind Horse Adoptions and Placements

Most horses will have multiple homes during their lifetimes, but thousands of horses each year are at risk for abuse or neglect when their owners can no longer care for them. Over 75,000 American horses were shipped over the border for slaughter in 2017 - most were young, healthy and have untapped potential.

All of America's horses deserve homes where they can flourish not only as athletes, but also as companions, teachers, and especially healers - which is why the EQUUS Foundation established the NEXT CHAPTERS program, a new online platform featuring horses that are ready for adoption.

But, what makes NEXT CHAPTERS unique is that it also features organizations that are looking for program horses.

Your next horse - or where your horse may enjoy
his Next Chapter - is just a click away here

"As a lifelong hunter/jumper rider, I have always known how important horses are to my life. When I became involved with therapeutic riding, I realized how wonderfully horses could bring healing and happiness to people of all abilities.
The best therapy horses are those who have had other careers; bringing former show horses into our program benefited both our organization and those owners with horses needing to step down from their competitive lives.
NEXT CHAPTERS is a great program for bringing together horses ready for a new career and organizations looking for suitable partners for their programs."

Denise Quirk, Executive Director
Special Equestrians
Warrington, PA
"EQUUS Foundation's NEXT CHAPTERS is a great way for IHSA colleges and universities to post their facilities to connect with horse owners in search of options to donate their horses. Horse owners can review the details of the facility's program and care to make an appropriate match for the well-being of their horse."
Robert Cacchione, President
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)

"In talks at the US Equestrian Collegiate/ Scholastic Equestrian Summit, the need for a program to support the connection between donors and team programs was discussed. Kudos to EQUUS Foundation for putting this together."
Peter Cashman, First Vice President
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)

These horses and more are available now!

Next Chapters
Thurmont, MD: RRP Makeover Eligible 5 Year Old Beautiful Thoroughbred Mare
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Mount Kisco, NY: 10 Year Old Quarterhorse Gelding
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West Townshend, VT: 5 Year Old Mixed Breed Mare
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Lexington, KY: Grey OTTB Mare for Adoption
These organizations are looking for horses now!

Next Chapters
Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Bedford, NY, is seeking WTC sound horse with weight carrying capacity for mounted and unmounted activities
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Special Equestrians, Warrington, PA, is seeking a pony and a horse suitable for children and small adults
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Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team, Greenvale, NY, is seeking a horse for IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team competition
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Hearts & Horses, Loveland, CO, is seeking a stout, sound horse for their Veterans program
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Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME, is seeking Draft Pony, rideable and ideally driveable

"When my youngest child headed off to college, even though a competitive career was still a possibility for our horse, I wanted to explore what else might be a match for him," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

"It wasn't easy because resources weren't readily available. I knew there must be many people facing the same situation. It was then that I also became aware of the many horses in need of new vocations and homes."

"We hope that NEXT CHAPTERS will help dramatically increase the number of adoptions of America's horses in transition and reduce the numbers of horses potentially at risk by providing horse owners with available options."

Check out more listings here.

Even if you are not looking to adopt or place a horse, you can still help by
directly supporting the horses and participating organizations with a gift.

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 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses. 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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