EQUUS Foundation Awards $290,000 to Charities

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WESTPORT, Connecticut, Aug. 31–The EQUUS Foundation, Inc. announced Friday the award of more tha $290,000 in grants to charities dedicated to the well-being of horses and equine-assisted activity and therapy programs.

The foundation put the number of unwanted horses in the United States at 170,000 a year. Many, it said, can be re-trained and given new homes for useful lives as therapy horses.

“Our goal is to secure homes for all unwanted horses, and for those that can be trained for use in therapy programs, to ensure that these horses benefit from the horse-human bond as much as people do,” said Jenny Belknap Kees, EQUUS Foundation Chairman of the Board. “We envision a more informed and compassionate America that values the magical and powerful bond we have with horses so that more people can benefit from the horse-human bond.” .

The 2012 grant recipients of the EQUUS Foundation include:

7 Star Horse and Family Center
Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc
American Institute for Neuro-Integrative Development (AIND) & Giant Steps School
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc.
Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM)
Animals as Natural Therapy
Bridgeport Police Mounted Unit
Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Inc
Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Chasing Rainbows
City to Saddle
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Dream Catcher Stables, Inc
Dreamchaser Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
Equus Therapeutic Inc
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
Friends of Ferdinand Inc
G.A.I.T. Inc.
Garfield Park Academy
Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc. (GALLOPNYC)
Gleneayre Equestrian Program
Green Chimneys Children’s Services, Inc.
H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc.
Habitat for Horses
Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary For Healing and Learning
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary Inc. Horsepower, Inc.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.
Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.
New Canaan Mounted Troop
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program
People & Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS)
Refuge Farms, Inc., Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
Reindancer Therapeutic Riding Center
Ride On St. Louis
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center
Riding Unlimited Inc Rio Bravo Therapy Services, Inc DBA Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso
Ripley’s Horse Aid Foundation
Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc.
S.T.A.R. Ranch
Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program
Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.
Speak Up for Horses, Inc.
Special Equestrians
Special Equestrians, Inc.
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii – Kona Program
Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center
We Will RideTherapeutic Riding Inc.
Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center