Keeping America’s Horses Safe – One Horse At A Time! What You Can Do Right Now!

America’s horses need our protection. Tens of thousands of horses need a lifeline when their owners cannot, or no longer, wish to care for them. The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to finding homes for at-risk horses and horses in transition, providing a safety net for owners enduring hardship to keep their horses, providing a safe haven for aged & infirm horses and increasing opportunities for more horses to engage, inspire, and empower people.

What you can do right now . . .


DISCOVER, in less than 2 minutes, why horses need our protection now. VIEW our video here and SHARE it with your family, friends, and associates. By engaging passionate supporters, you can help end the abuse, neglect, and slaughter of America’s horses and safeguard their comfort and dignity now and in the future.


All horses, even champions of the racetrack and the show ring, are only one unlucky step away from abuse, neglect and slaughter. We have extended our Stepping Out Campaign to June 15 and welcome you to participate!

Just select your favorite horse from among the over 120 horses representing EQUUS Foundation Guardian charities here. You can then click the REGISTER HERE link under the name of your favorite horse to fundraise for your horse or the DONATE HERE link to make a donation. All the funds you raise will go directly to support the care of your favorite horse!

The work of the EQUUS Foundation begins each time the career of a horse comes to an end. Our programs and activities not only provide financial support where it is needed most, they also educate the public about the significant impact of horses in our lives and help elevate the image and desirability of horses.

View our 2021 Annual Report here

2021 Highlights!

  • Grants Awarded: $318,000
    • 142 charities nationwide
    • 5,000 horses
    • 677 Rider’s Closet Recipients
    (Riding Apparel Awards valued at $313,000)
    • Total Awards: $631,000

Horses enrich the lives of millions of people and help make those with the deepest of wounds whole again. Please help us ensure that all of America’s horses are treated like champions!

ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America’s horses from peril and strengthening the bond between people and horses. 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:, Website:
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Contact: Lynn Coakley