The Right Horse Initiative is Accepting Nominations to Reward Excellence in Equine Welfare

The Right Horse Initiative recognizes that it takes incredible work by many people to make a difference for at-risk horses. That work deserves to be celebrated, and the first annual Good People for Good Horses awards will recognize outstanding community members who have dedicated their time and talents to helping horses in transition. Nominations are being accepted in six categories for individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the advancement of equine welfare.

The awards will be given in the following categories: Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician, Trainer, Volunteer, Farrier, Community Partner and Wild Card. In the veterinary category, three will be chosen as recipients based on their geographic regions. Winners will be honored based on their contributions made towards helping horses in transition and advancing equine welfare efforts. The winners will receive a custom belt buckle and commemorative plaque.

Nominations are due no later than September 16th. All U.S.-based equine welfare advocates and members of the horse community are invited to nominate one or more individuals or organizations in the specified categories. Nominees do not need to work or volunteer full time at an adoption agency or rescue to be eligible.

“We know it takes a village to transition a horse into their next home. There are so many great people working to help horses, and we want to acknowledge their tremendous efforts,” said The Right Horse President, Christy Counts. “The Good People for Good Horses awards are an opportunity to recognize the great collaborative work being done in equine welfare."

To learn more about the Good People for Good Horses Awards and access the nomination form, visit

About The Right Horse. The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. Through collaboration with over 55 industry and adoption partners, The Right Horse is able to innovate new and better adoption standards and practices. Together, the goal is to shatter the stigma and reframe the conversation around equine adoption in order to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To learn more, visit

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