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Nominations Now Open for The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award

WESTPORT, CT - September 24, 2012 - Nominations are now open for the The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award. The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award was jointly established by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the The EQUUS Foundation in 2009 to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equine community. Specifically, the goal of this humanitarian honor is to spotlight and exalt the selfless dedication one individual or a group of individuals has made, whether on a regional or national scale.

The award will be presented at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 19, 2013, during the USEF Annual Meeting. The recipient of the Humanitarian Award will receive a $5,000 grant from The EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to the equestrian or horse-related charity of his or her choice.


Honoring Those Who Are Giving Back to Horses!

From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public's appreciation and respect of the diverse role of horses not just in equestrian sports but also as aides to the general public, the recipient of this award is someone who has devoted considerable personal time to making the quality of life of our equine partners paramount.


2010 Recipient
Bob Cacchione

Photo: Left to Right: 2010 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award Recipient Robert E. (Bob) Cacchione, Executive Director, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Trisha Watkins, Lynn Coakley, President, The EQUUS Foundation and David O'Connor, President United States Equestrian Federation.

Photos courtesy of USEF Archive, Geoff Bugbee.

About The 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, advancing the use of horses to enrich the lives of people in need 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.

Nomination Deadline November 9, 2012
The nomination information and link to the online nomination form is available at https://www.equusfoundation.org/humanitarian-award.php.

For more information about the nominations process, contact Trisha Watkins at the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) at tlwatkins@usef.org.

2011 Recipient
Molly Sweeney

Photo: Left to Right: 2011 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award Recipient Molly Sweeney, Lynn Coakley, President, The EQUUS Foundation, Trisha Watkins and David O'Connor, President United States Equestrian Federation.


2009 Recipient
Nancy Koch

Photo: David O'Connor, President of the United States Equestrian Federation, presents the inaugural 2009 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award to Nancy Koch, Executive Director, CANTER National.