Nominations Open for the ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative’s Good People for Good Horses Awards

Submit an outstanding member of the horse community for the second annual Good People for Good Horses Awards by November 8, 2021

The ASPCA®’s Right Horse Initiative strongly believes that great work deserves to be celebrated. From the veterinarians, farriers, volunteers, and trainers to the incredible storytellers who help spread the word about equine adoption, it takes a network of support to help each horse find a wonderful home. The ASPCA’s third annual Good People for Good Horses Awards will recognize these hardworking members of the equine community who dedicate their time and talents to helping horses in transition.

“The ASPCA Good People for Good Horses Awards is a welcome opportunity to acknowledge those working tirelessly to care for at-risk horses and help them find loving homes,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “We look forward to honoring the unwavering dedication of these individuals across the country who continue to step up for horses in transition.”

The ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative invites all equine-welfare advocates and members of the horse community to nominate one or more U.S.-based individuals or organizations in the following six categories for a Good People for Good Horses Award:

  • Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician*
  • Trainer
  • Volunteer
  • Farrier
  • Community Partner (such as a riding club, event center, boarding barn, etc.)
  • Wild Card (anyone else—such as member of the media, photographer, advocate, social media influencer, fundraiser, or staff member)

*A total of three awards will be given in the Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician category based on geographical location in Western, Central and Eastern regions of the United States.

Awards will be given based upon the nominee’s contributions to equine adoption efforts and the success and impact of the organization they serve. A committee of reviewers from the ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative will review submissions and recommend winners based on subjective criteria. The ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative will be awarding the honor and a custom belt buckle to eight individuals across the six categories. Nominations are due no later than November 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. E.T with winners announced the week of December 13, 2021. Learn more and submit your nominations at:

About The Right Horse Initiative:
The Right Horse Initiative, a program of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), 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 100 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.

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