EQUUS Foundation

Please help keep America's Horses safe!
Registration opens on February 15.

Stepping Out

It's easy to participate!
-- First, select your favorite horse from among the participating EQUUS Foundation Guardian charities that you wish to digitally "sponsor".
-- Second, set the number of steps you pledge to take during the campaign by walking, running, riding or other activities to raise awareness of the horse you are sponsoring.
-- Third, establish a fundraising goal if you want to raise funds to help care for the horse you selected in addition to raising awareness.

Registration will open on February 15 and will be free to all active EQUUS Foundation #HorseProtector members and individuals who have made a donation to the EQUUS Foundation during our fiscal year which began on September 1, 2021.

If you are not an active #HorseProtector or you have not made a donation since September 1, 2021, click here to sign up as a #HorseProtector so you will be ready to participate when registration opens.

News Releases


2021-07-02 - Over 1 Million Steps Taken in Second Stepping Out for America's Horses Campaign Sponsored By Fairfield Equine Associates

2021-06-22 - Take Your Pick! Four Ways You Can Help Raise Awareness and Funds for America's Horses This Week!

2021-06-15 - How Many Steps Will You Take to Keep America's Horses Safe? Register Today! Stepping Out for America's Horses - June 22-26, 2021

2021-03-04 - Inaugural Stepping Out Campaign Surpasses 4.2 Million Steps for America's Horses

2021-02-15 - Stepping Out for America's Horses Begins Today with Over 3 Million Steps Pledged!

2021-02-01 - How Many Steps Will You Take to Keep America's Horses Safe? Join us February 15-21!


Stepping Out for America's Horses
& Matching Campaign for America's Wild Horses
February 15 - April 3, 2022

Presented By
Robb Report
The "Stepping Out for America's Horses" campaign raises funds to safeguard the comfort and dignity of America's horses at the EQUUS Foundation's Guardian charities and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your athletic prowess and your philanthropic power.

New for 2022!
For every dollar you raise for the equine you select,
we will match that dollar to benefit America's Wild Horses!

Live and Virtual Exclusive Screenings of
The Mustangs: America's Wild Horses
All Stepping Out registrants will receive a complimentary invitation to an exclusive live screening of The Mustangs: America's Wild Horses on Wednesday, March 30, at 5pm at a theater in Wellington. For those Stepping Out registrants who cannot attend, we will be arranging an exclusive virtual screening of the documentary in July.

Watch The Mustangs trailer here

The Mustangs: America's Wild Horses takes audiences on an odyssey throughout America to places few people have seen or even know about. Presented by Steven Latham Productions, the documentary is executive produced by Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen, and features music by Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and an original song written by Diane Warren and performed by Blanco Brown.

How many steps will you take to keep America's horses safe?

ATTN: IEA Members
IEA Benevolent Fund
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Benevolent Fund provides financial aid to riders who need funding assistance in order to take lessons and compete in the IEA and helps coaches who are dealing with unfortunate circumstances such as health issues, injuries, barn fires, wildfires and other unexpected tragedies that translate into a loss of business income.

Fifty percent of all donations raised during the Stepping Out Campaign by IEA Members will support the IEA Benevolent Fund and fifty percent will support the equines selected by IEA Members.

The EQUUS Foundation applauds the work of IEA, an EQUUS Foundation Alliance Member, for providing opportunities for more horses to engage with people and its commitment to ensuring a safe and humane environment for horses now and in the future.
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