Annual Report - EQUUS Foundation

Annual Report - EQUUS Foundation

Annual Report Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2017 A 501(c)3 public charity Federal ID - 42-1547242 203-259-1550 - Our Mission...

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Annual Report

Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2017 A 501(c)3 public charity Federal ID - 42-1547242 203-259-1550 -

Our Mission

The EQUUS Foundation is the only national charity in the United States 100% dedicated to ensuring the welfare of America's horses and fostering the horsehuman bond. Our mission is to protect America's horses, enable as many people as possible to benefit from the horse's unique ability to empower, teach, and heal, especially people with special needs, and educate the public on the importance of the horse-human bond in America today - a bond that has existed for centuries. We believe horses enrich the human body and spirit.

Horses Change Lives!

Horses thrill us as athletes, inspire confidence and teamwork in equestrians of all ages, grace our lives as companions, and perform miracles for people with special needs. Horses can dramatically improve the lives of people with special needs and allow them to live life as productively and independently as possible, yet equine activities and therapies are only available to a small percentage of people with special needs.

America's Horses Need Our Protection!

All horses, even champions of the racetrack and the show ring, are only one unlucky sale away from abuse, neglect and slaughter. 100,000 of America's horses were transported over the border for slaughter last year. Most were young, healthy, and had untapped potential. None deserved this inhumane end of life.

The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to increasing the number of horses participating in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) and providing the means for as many people as possible to benefit from the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.

The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to increasing the rehoming of America’s horses in transition and ensuring that all of America's horses are safe and live in comfort with purpose and dignity.

Where They Go Next Matters — and It's Up to All of Us! EQUUS Foundation Annual Report - 1 of 13

Equine Welfare Network

Connecting equine enthusiasts with equine organizations across America The Equine Welfare Network connects individuals with equine organizations across America. It consists of the Equine Charity Network and the Equine Education Network.


Equine Charity Network Our goal is to populate the network with all eligible organizations that are improving the lives of horses and people and build a support base of equine enthusiasts and advocates. There are currently over 1,000 organizations and over 4,000 individuals participating on the Equine Welfare Network.





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Equine Charity Network organizations may receive distinction as either Alliance Members or Messengers.

Messengers Ensuring transparency and accountability in how horses are used and cared for

The Messengers program was established in the Fall of 2013 to recognize organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance. At the close of the Foundation’s 2017 fiscal year, 156 organizations were approved as Messengers. Only Messengers are eligible to receive financial support from the EQUUS Foundation.

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Partnering with national organizations to achieve common goals

The Alliance program was established in 2011 to recognize the contributions of non-profit organizations involved in the equine community whose activities and programs complement and enhance the mission of the EQUUS Foundation. American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. American Humane Association American Morgan Horse Association American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals American Vaulting Association Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Horse Show Equestrian Aid Foundation Equine Land Conservation Resource Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Hampton Classic Horse Show Horses and Humans Research Foundation Humane Equine Aid & Rapid Transport (HEART) Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation, Inc. Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Interscholastic Equestrian Association

Equine Education Network

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Maryland Horse Industry Board National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics (NAEAA) National Horse Show Association of America North American Riders Group PATH International Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation Retired Racehorse Training Project Right Horse Initiative Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. United States Equestrian Team Foundation, Inc United States Hunter Jumper Association Inc. United States Pony Clubs, Inc. Unwanted Horse Coalition USHJA Foundation Washington International Horse Show Assn. Ltd.

Encouraging the pursuit of careers in the equine industry

Established in 2015, the Equine Education Network is an online resource of over 200 educational institutions with equine studies and riding programs, including veterinary schools. Its purpose is to connect individuals interested in pursuing studies and/or careers in the equine industry to the educational institutions with the curricula they seek and direct individuals interested in collegiate riding to the educational institutions with collegiate riding programs.


Stimulating and rewarding volunteerism

The EQUUS Foundation launched the CHAMPIONS program in January 2012 sponsored by Ariat International to recognize and reward equine volunteer service on behalf of organizations on its network. Individuals achieve Champion status by volunteering a minimum of 24 hours during each calendar year. The EQUUS Foundation provides scholarships to reward Champions for their volunteer service on behalf of our equine welfare organizations. Seven Champions received scholarships in 2017 based on their volunteer service in 2016. Champions are also eligible to be entered in a drawing to win a grant for a charity on the network. Ariat International also donates equestrian apparel that is awarded to Champions by random draw.

2017 Equine Service Scholarship Recipients

Alexa Rennia Grace Hetherington

Nicole Offason Kyah Probst

2017 Equine Service Alliance Scholarship Recipients

Cari Farmer (USPC) Nicole Offason (PATH) Megann Robinson (US Equestrian)

2017 Win A Grant Recipients

$1,500 1st Place Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc. $1,000 2nd Place $500 3rd Place Ride On St. Louis, Inc. Dream Catcher Stables, Inc.

2017 Ariat Gift Award Recipients

Devyn Barrett Nancy Bidlack Terry Blum Stephanie Brake Carol Burnell Melinda Colonna Roberta De Fiore

Deb Gibson Grace Hetherington Yana Hills Laurie Kaiser Adriana Kaplan Judith Kirby Linda Lechner

Catherine Madden Cathie Morton Roxie Nieroda Bridget Rogers Amber Sleeis Tracey Talley

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Setting standards for horse care and use

The EQUUS Foundation funds organizations that are either directly involved with horse welfare including rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, foster care, and retirement or organizations that are providing equine assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT) to the public. Grants are also awarded to specific Alliance members to address issues of common concern, and to promote public advocacy on behalf of horses. Only organizations that are 501(c)(3) public charities and government entities are eligible to receive financial support. The EQUUS Foundation has developed one of the most comprehensive and impartial verification processes to inspire donor confidence in the charities that receive financial support each year. The needs of the organization, the merits of the organization's programs, services, and activities and the organization's operating budget are carefully evaluated. The number the recipients and the amount of the awards are based on the amount of funds raised by the EQUUS Foundation over the course of the year. The EQUUS Foundation awarded over $200,000 this year to organizations operating at the highest standards for horse care and use and for programs where it is needed most.

2017 Grant Recipients

All About Equine Animal Rescue Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc Animals as Natural Therapy Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. Brook Hill Farm Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. CANTER California CANTER Michigan Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH) Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Colorado Horse Rescue Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center Days End Farm Horse Rescue Draft Gratitude Dream Catcher Stables, Inc Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation GALLOPNYC Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc. H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc. Healing Arenas, Inc. Healing with Horses Ranch Hearts & Horses

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Heavenly Horse Haven High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation Humane Equine Aid & Rapid Transport (HEART) Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP JoyRide Center, Inc. Kentucky Equine Humane Center Little Britches Therapeutic Riding Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc. Maker's Mark Secretariat Center Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center Maryland Horse Industry Board Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue & Sanctuary Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc. Nature's Edge Therapy Center New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, Inc New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc. Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program Omega Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Center PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy Pennsylvania National Horse Show Fdn.

People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) Prancing Horse, Inc. Ray of Light Farm Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue & Sanctuary ReRun Ride On St. Louis, Inc. Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center Rising Starr Horse Rescue Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program S.T.A.R. Ranch Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc, Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc Special Equestrians Special Equestrians, Inc. Standardbred Retirement Foundation Sunset TRP Inc, DBA Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center Wings of Eagles Ranch EQUUS Foundation Annual Report - 4 of 13

Horse Whisperers

The Horse Whisperers is our named grant program for a special group of people and organizations with an extraordinary kinship with horses. The program is for donors who are inspired by the magical and powerful impact horses have on our lives. Horse Whisperer grants may be named by the donors in honor of a family member, friend, associate, or in the memory of a loved one or a loved equine companion.

Michele E. Arnhold Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2008 by the family of Michele E. Arnhold in memory of her life-long passion, her pursuit of excellence, and her commitment and contribution to the equestrian sport. 2017 Recipients GALLOPNYC, Brooklyn, NY High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Old Lyme, CT New Canaan Mounted Troop, New Canaan, CT

Daniel D. Barkan Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2013 by the family of Daniel D. Barkan, a quiet philanthropist and gentleman, in memory of his life-long love of horses. 2017 Recipients Brook Hill Farm, Forest, VA ReRun, East Greenbush, NY

Richard L. Parish Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2014 by the family of Richard L. Parish in recognition of his leadership and dedication for over 45 years to the causes supported by the Richard Laurence Parish Foundation. 2017 Recipients Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Johns Island, SC Green Chimneys Children's Services, Brewster, NY Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Lexington, KY

Elaine Enick Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant

Established in 2017 in memory of Elaine Enick by her family and friends in recognition of her pursuit to find happiness and joy in everything and her enduring love of horses.

Horse Whisperer Memorial Annual Fund

Memorial Donations are recognized as Horse Whisperers in the year in which the donation is made. September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 Accalia Hope Sullivan Addie Ann D. Griggs Becca Weissbard Blush Daryl Lansdale Denise Lisac Don Eriksen Emily Catherine Diehl Schlenker Gerald Brennan Ginger Holmdel Dolly James Douglas Vere Nicoll Joan Wallyn Molson Oscar Philip D. Sullivan Red Robert (Bobby) Redmon Sueanne Fulton

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Celebrating the magic and impact of horses in our lives

“Horses are embedded in our culture and our memories. They have served as our partner throughout the history of civilization - in war, commerce, agriculture, and entertainment. Of all the animals that have naturally come from the wild, there are very few that have shown any disposition to tolerate man and live with him on the terms we impose. Beyond the horse’s athleticism, grace and power and his contributions to human well-being, the horse’s inner self, his spirit, and his sweet and generous nature is astounding. He is a giving creature who asks for nothing and carries out his duties without reward. Countless people experience the fulfillment of spending their days around horses. This is one of the best ways to use one’s time on earth. Let us protect and honor these wonderful creatures to the best of our ability.”

Joe Fargis, 1984 individual and team Olympic Gold Medalist in show jumping on accepting the US Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Suzanne Marquard 2017 Humanitarian Award Recipient

The EQUUS Foundation and US Equestrian joined together in 2009 to establish the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian world. The recipient may select an equine charity on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network to receive a $5,000 grant from the EQUUS Foundation.

Dancer 2017 PATH Intl. Equine of the Year

The EQUUS Foundation sponsors the PATH Intl. Equine of the Year Award to honor the equine that best defines the heart and soul of Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT). The horse is inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, and the owner may select an equine charity on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network to receive a $1,000 grant from the EQUUS Foundation.

Katarzyna Dembek DVM, MS, DACVIM, Ohio State University 2017 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the EQUUS Foundation joined together to establish the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program in 2011 to emphasize the importance of equine research, to reward researchers for their contributions, and to meet the increasing need to train future equine veterinary researchers. The recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship for conducting equine research plus a $500 stipend to assist with travel to the AAEP Convention.

Maryland Horse Discovery Center Network 2017 Washington International Horse Show Klinger Perpetual Award Recipient

Left to right: Chrystine Tauber, President, United States Equestrian Federation, Suzanne Marquard, Board Chair, GallopNYC, and Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President. Photo: Adam Brennan -

The EQUUS Foundation presents the Washington International Horse Show Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor and Service to recognizes a horse, individual or organization each year that best demonstrates the values of honor and service as embodied by Klinger. The recipient may select an equine charity on the EQUUS Foundation Equine Welfare Network to receive a $1,000 grant from the EQUUS Foundation.

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The Horse Stars Hall of Fame was established in 2013 as a joint effort of the EQUUS Foundation and US Equestrian to celebrate the extraordinary talent of horses and the magical bond between horses and people; share the stories of their athletic and humanitarian feats; and build a more informed and compassionate America that values the impact of horses in our lives. The inductees include stellar, accomplished athletes selected by US Equestrian and horses selected by the EQUUS Foundation that have had or are having a life-changing or inspirational impact on the public. These are the ten horses inducted in 2017.

GTR Patricks Vindicato. Photo: Marion Yingling Billy White Shoes

Dancer 2017 Inductee & PATH Intl. Equine of the Year

Mighty Nice Photo: Shannon Brinkman.

HH Azur Photo: Shannon Brinkman. WGCTop of the Mark Photo:Howard Schatzberg

Catch Me. Photo: The Book LLC

Sjaantje Sutter

Twin Pond Camotion

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New this year . . .

Meet our EQUUStars

Our EQUUStars are select, iconic and inspirational equestrians with a following who work with us to motivate fellow equestrians and horse lovers to take action for horses in fun and creative ways and become horse protectors.

Hayley Barnhill

Clementine Goutal

Georgina Bloomberg

Jennifer Gates

Brianne Goutal-Marteau

Paige Johnson

Ariana Rockefeller

Jessica Springsteen

Equine Adoption Events

The EQUUS Foundation participated at the 2017 Hampton Classic as the presenting sponsor of the equine portion of the 7th Annual Hampton Classic Animal Adoption Day on Monday, August 28, 2017. The EQUUS Foundation also held Equine Adoption Events at the Old Salem Spring Horse Show on Sunday, May 21, 2017, Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show on Thursday, June 22, 2017, and at the Gold Cup on September 17, 2017.

These events promote horse protection and the timeless bond horses have with people and showcase adoptable horses and adoption opportunities. EQUUS Foundation EQUUStars, Georgina Bloomberg, Jennifer Gates and Brianne Goutal-Marteau, and Clementine Goutal, joined us to passionately speak out for horses across the United States whose lives depend on new chapters and opportunities. EQUUS Foundation Annual Report - 8 of 13

Annual Giving & Event Contributors

The EQUUS Foundation wishes to express its appreciation to individuals and organizations supporting our mission through annual giving and event attendance. None of our efforts would be possible without the many individuals and organizations that contribute so generously to ensure the well-being of horses and foster the horse-human bond.

Platinum Annual Gifts of $10,000 or more Animal Charities of America Animal Planet Ariat International Arnhold Foundation Bobbie Braun

Gold Annual Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

Newman's Own Foundation The Richard Laurence Parish Foundation Mason Phelps Jr. Samantha Wight

Anonymous Penelope Ayers Jenny Belknap & Walter T. Kees Elise Bucknall The Coakley Family Phyllis Collins Friends of the EQUUS Foundation Fairfield Equine Associates The Gochman Family & Baxter Hill

Jane Henderson, Michaela & Sean Pritchett Mr. & Mrs. John Ingram Marylou D’Addario Kennedy & Sean Kennedy Suzanne Marquard Victoria McCullough Juan Pablo Mejia & Lucia Fanjul NetJets Laure Sudreau Anne M. Walker Wells Fargo Private Bank

Dr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Abbatiello The Estee Lauder Companies The Frost Family Goldman Sachs Matching Fund Dr. & Mrs. Steven Herman

Robert L. Johnson Lawrence D'Addario & Patricia J. Keenan Quiet Corner Farm Visse Wedell

Silver Annual Gifts of $3,500 to $4,999

Bronze Annual Gifts of $2,500 to $3,499 Karen B. Brooks The Crown Family Mona Fisher The Foster Family Victoria Grauer Ketchum William R. Harris Jr.

Hi Ho Petroleum CANA Foundation Vivienne Munden Platinum Performance The Shulman Family Joel Whidden

Grand Champion Annual Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 Agriventures Agway Mr. & Mrs. Mark Alexander Bacon Family Gift Trust Susan Beckerman Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Bentz Mr. & Mrs. Michael Carpenter Wynatte Chu, DDS Lee Diane Collins Richard Conlon & Teresa Kendregan Dr. & Mrs. Charles Cornell Mr. & Mrs. Eric Filler Sean T. Hogan Esq.

Hospital for Special Surgery Elizabeth L. Johnson Kendra Scott LLC Dorothy Kesten The Knadler Family Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lalli Mrs. Diane Lippert Stacia Madden Margaret Bondy Interiors Michelle Farmer Collaborate National Horse Show Dr. & Mrs. Joseph O'Connell

Orpen Horses LLC Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Press Jason William Redlus Michael & Nancy Sargent Rosalind Schaefer Mr. & Mrs. Craig J. Smith Gabrielle Guise & Jon Tiktinsky George N. Venizelos Mr. & Mrs. Rick Weber Barbara & Mark Zand

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Annual Giving & Event Contributors (Continued) Champion Annual Gifts of $500 to $999

Valerie Angeli Anonymous Donors Assured Guaranty Matching Gift Program Bryan Baldwin Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Barnet Gisela Berger Joseph Bilman Brian Bizub Brigadoon Show Stables Inc. & Lainie Wimberly Elaine & Bruce Campbell Capital One Rewards Trent A. Carmichael Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Carrera Cristiana Caruso Susanne & Barry Cooper FarmVet Ron Danta Terrance Doyle

Fran & Robert Dubicki Geoff & Silvia Durno FairfieldWestchester PHA The Ward M. French Family Vida Geranmayeh Gregory W. Gingery Mr. & Mrs. David Goodwin Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Goos Grand Prix Equine Greentree Toyota & Brenda Tananbaum Annemarie Griggs Karen Handler Adele & Richard Higgins Dr. & Mrs. Robert Jumper Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Kalman Jennifer Kane Mr. & Mrs. Harold Katz Jacquie & Mark Modzelewski Jason H. Mudd

Friend Annual Gifts of $250 to $499 Berkeley & Phil Ake Sudie Anning Anonymous Stacey Arani Daniel D. Barkan Estate Tricia Beal Benedicte Berg & Jeremy Deutsch Cheryl Berger Beval Saddlery Ltd. Marguerite Brennan Shannon Coakley Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo Cruz Marsha Dammerman Ms. Michele Davenport Debbie Dorsey Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Elkin Lisa Ellis Fairfield Bridle Trail Association Hannah Forsberg Kathleen Gannon

GE Foundation Nancy & Chris Gibbs Kevin Gilbert Dr. Penny Giovanetti Beth Gralnick Kerri A. Gruninger Gigi Haber MFH Hansen & Hansen Brian & Deborah Henry Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Huber Gretchen Jelinek Paige Johnson Lisa Kaine Dunn Mr. & Mrs. John S. Kim Mr. & Mrs. Michael Klein Lemay, Inc. Ms. Susan Fete Liberty Mutual Foundation - The Gariepy Family Connie LoMonaco

Robyn Pavone Oliver & Virginia Pursche Ariana Rockefeller & Matthew Bucklin Jen & Donovan Ross Susie Scally Susan Shafer Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning LLC Mr. & Mrs. Max Soper Wrenwood Farms The Tallman Family Justine Theurkauf Mr. & Mrs. Jay Thomson Marge Wyrwas & Peter Thorner Russo & Toner, LLP Susan & Harold Trischman Meredith Trunk Mr. & Mrs. Lesley Vincent Washington International Horse Show Wells Fargo Giving CokeAnne & Jarvis Wilcox

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Looby Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA Sebastian Marti Rebekah Oliver Mouch Elisabeth Munder Celene & Marc Oken Courtney Phibbs Boyd Beth Porter Marc Powell Queenie Productions LLC M. Scott Redstone, Farrier John G. Russell Susan B. Schoellkopf Jaclyn Sharp State Street Foundation Vanessa Stevenson Jefferson Strider George & Chrystine Tauber Annie Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Jack Towell

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Annual Giving & Event Contributors (Continued) Fan Annual Gifts of Under $250

Fredda Abrams Gabrielle Alecia Bill & Barbara Alesi Atalya Alkalay Jim & Meghan Allen Amazon Smile Richard P. Anderson Anne Anthony Aqua-Lawn, Inc. Charlotte Armstrong Anonymous Olivia Autore Ms. Deborah Ball Mrs. Juliet Battle Isabella Baxter Dylan Bazaar Riley Bazaar The Beebe-Edwards Family Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Belden Michael Belknap & Martha Burke-Hennessey Annabelle Besgen Calli Best Beth Bidgood Carla Bienz Caroline Blake Dr. Laurel Blakemore Olivia Blanchette Julia Blaney Georgina Bloomberg Frances B. Steinwedell Kaaren Boothroyd Camille & Tony Branca Leigha Brigham Kimberly Brunson Alexandra Bussan Michael & Yovanka Butchko Diane Carney Sandra Chapman Walter & Jeanette Ciciora Suzanne Ciechon Philip Cillis Gail Clifton Clipper Barn of Connecticut Dana Cofsky Dr. Barry Cohen Marcy Cohen & Mona Fisher

Wade W. Coleman Kathleen Condon Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Condon Jordan Conlon Susanne & Whitley Cox Isabella Cruz Jill Danenberg Katherine Dash Liz Davoll Dean Dignelli Hannah Doherty Clare Dougherty Elaine Dow Henry & Barbara Duhamel Kate Dunham Margaret Duprey David Dymecki Ms. Sarah Reynard Epifano Equine Alchemy, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Steven Ercole Jessica Ernst Daisy Farish Coco Fath Bonn Jaki Holly Field Annabelle Filler Piper Filler Ms. Cheryl Finger Mr. & Mrs. David Fleming Mr. & Mrs. John Fleming John Foran Eloise Foster Marguerite Foster John Fox Nicole Frankenfield Ruth T. Fried Suanne Margaret Fulton Mrs. Toni Gilbert Matthew Giles Mr. & Mrs. John Gizzi Samuel Gleason Becky Gochman Mimi Gochman Sophie Gochman Harry Goldsmith Juan Gonzalez Ms. Katie Goodrich Grace Gottlieb Harper Gottlieb

Janise Gray Maggie Greene Sierra Gundersen Alexander Hamer Trinity Hammerschmidt Kimberly Handler Mr. Joshua Harris Mrs. Nicole Harrison Ms. Constance Hartman Sarah Hathaway Ella Hecker Susan Heller Mr. & Mrs. Donna & Wil Hershberger David Hofmann Mr. Brian Horan Dr. Rachel Hubbard Margaret Huber Campbell L. Hudkins Sofia Ippolito Stacey Isles Augusta Iwasaki Mr. & Mrs. Jason Jacobs Peyton Jelinek Kristopher T. Jensen Karen Joblove Heidi Johnson Charlotte Jumper Margaret Junkin Lili Kaissar Samantha Karp Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kaylor Sienna Keane Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Keim Kaelyn Kennedy Ms. Alicia Kershaw Isabelle Kim Grace Klein Larsen Klein Martin Kleinbart Lorelei Knadler Dr. Lindsay Knight Samantha Kramig Helena Krueger Molly Kubiak Layla Kurbanov Alexandra Lalli Todd, Leslie & T.J. Latchford & Jean Wilson

Andrew Laude Chloe Leger Ila Lemonis Rachelle Leonard Mr. & Mrs. W. Jay Leukart Nancy Lince Britta Lippert Lannie Lipson Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lonsdale Kelly Lowry Beatrix Maldonado Maureen H. Lutz Cira Malta Lexi Maounis Serena Marron Mr. Dinesh Martien Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Martin Mr. & Mrs. David Matz Claire McCabe Mr. Jonathan Mccann Katie Erickson Jennifer Meacham Timothy Meinke Lucas Mejia Fanjul Juan Pablo Mejia Sophie Michaels Rita & Robert Miller Ellen Mollerus Emma Monroe Roanna Mostman Conal Mueller Maryann Bovich Muller Carla Nolan Catherine Nolan Northeast Tent Productions Julie Nye Dr. Jean Oberg Nick Oefinger Patrick & Marissa Olles Melinda & John O'Neill Ashley O'Reilly PayPal Giving fund Catalina Peralta Mr. & Mrs. Robert Peterson Alexandra Pielet Katie Pierce Jillian Pizzi Mr. & Mrs. Edward Placey

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Annual Giving & Event Contributors (Continued) Fan (Continued) Ms. Helene Sari Pomponio Daryl Portela Michaela Pritchett Pascal Raillard Fiona Ray Colleen Reed Claudia Robinson Lacy Robinson Mrs. Felicia Rogan Ellery Rohr Robert Rose Dr. & Mrs. David Roth Bobbi Rottman/Eques Solutions Lainie Rubin Lily Rusis Ann Russo Grace Russo Jenna Sacks Saddle Club LLC Chelsea Samuels Patricia Sanger Emma Schaff

Kathleen Schwencke Callie Seaman Hannah Selleck Ms. Frances Sellers Gina Serkasevich Charlotte Simmons Dr. David K. Simon Barbara Singer Jessica Singer Sophia Soja The Stanton Family Isabelle Steiner Taylor Bodson Mr. & Mrs. Donald Stewart Sarah Stone Elisabeth A. Stuart Kyla Sullivan Richard & Diane Sullivan Shanda Sulivan Christine Swail Robin Sweely Alison Sweeney Madison Syfert Brenda Tananbaum

Joey Tate Ashley Taylor Michael Taylor Maddie Thorn Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Tirola Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Tischman Mr. & Mrs. Curt R. Tobey TobiCares Ellen Toon Robin Torodor Trafalgar Square Books Nilani Trent Marcia Layton Turner Walter E. Turnquist Emmaline Twitchell United Way Bergen County - KPMG Mr. & Mrs. Robert Verrengia Arabella Visser John Walker IV Eleanor Walper Ms. Buffy Walton

Laura Wasserman Stella Wasserman Mrs. Tammy Waugh Lauren R. Weiss Tracy Wetstein Emma Whidden Sophie Whidden Kate White Cynthia Williams Steve Williams Arlene Wingfield Woodedge James Wooster Doyle Wooten Missy Wryn Jules Yasuna & Joanne K. Germaine Amy Yuter Mr. David Zabel Dolce Vita Design Mr. & Mrs. John Zimmerman Mr. David Zucker Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zylstra

Aiken Horse Park Foundation Amazing Spaces LLC American Gold Cup Back in the Saddle Barbara's Visions Baymar Farms Inc. Belfield Farm Show Management Bio One, Inc. Blenheim EquiSports Kelly Bohnenberger Bradford Renaissance Portraits Brave Horse Show Series Brownland Farm, LLC Buffalo International Horse Show Callari Auto Group Camelot Events Capital Challenge Horse Show Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic Chase Meadows Farm Classic Company Ltd.

The Clothes Horse Country Heir Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Pamela Einarsen Photography Winter Equestrian Festival Equine Design Photography Fab Finds by Sarah Fairfield County Hunt Club Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Flower Fox Lea Farm Inc. Gardnertown Farms Geoff Tischman Photography Grand Prix Tutoring Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Great Southwest Equestrian Center Greyhaus Literary Agency Hampton Classic Horse Show Hansen & Hansen HITS, Inc. Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan

Hunt Ltd Imperial Dental Associates, PC JODS JOTT USA Katharine Page Kennedy Equine Transport Lake Placid Horse Show Association Langer Equestrian Group, Inc. Flora Levin, MD Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center, LLC Margaret Bondy Interiors Masterson Equine Services Montauck Tackle Company Morrissey Management Group New Canaan Mounted Troop Old Salem Farm Ox Ridge Hunt Club Pennsylvania National Phelps Media Group Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Progressive Showing Jumping

Reflections Photography Ridgefield Equestrian Center Royal Pet Club Sailor - Sailor Salamander Resort & Spa Satin Wellness SEL Photography Skiffingtons SKINCARE by Kristen A. Evans Southbound Show Management, Inc. Stepping Stone Farm, Inc. Swan Lake Horse Shows Thunderbird Show Park Tryon Horse Shows LLC Turner & Co. Twin Lakes Farm Vermont Summer Festival Zephyr Farm Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. J. Ridgely Porter III

Donations in Kind

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Contact Us

EQUUS Foundation, 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880 203-259-1550 - [email protected] The EQUUS Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors representing a cross-section of the equestrian community, including supporters, participants, and professionals. The EQUUS Foundation also does business under the name Horse Charities of America. Information about Horse Charities of America and the EQUUS Foundation is available at two identical website addresses, and Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Board of Directors

Chairman: Jenny Belknap Kees President: Lynn Coakley Vice Chairman: Catherine Herman Secretary-Treasurer: Jane Henderson Patricia Keenan Richard Mitchell DVM Anne Walker Susan Weber

Financial Statement for the Year Ending August 31, 2017 Total Income Program Expenses Fundraising Expenses Management Expenses Total Expenses Net Ordinary Income Unrealized Loss /Investments Net Income Beginning Net Assets Ending Net Assets

($431,636) ($44,585) ($29,797)


($506,018) ($100,311) $0 ($100,311) $404.173 $302,268

A Brief History

The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., was incorporated in the state of Connecticut and established as an IRS taxexempt 501(c)(3) public charity in August 2002 so that the donations raised in association with the 2003 Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport, Connecticut, could be awarded to several local horse charities instead of just one. The first grants were awarded in August 2003 to seven locally based charities. In 2005, the Foundation sponsored another event, this time in Wellington, Florida, which allowed us to increase the number of grant awards. In 2011, the EQUUS Foundation transitioned from being all-volunteer to appointing the founder, Lynn Coakley, to the staff position of President. Since that time, the EQUUS Foundation has expanded its programs and now awards grants to charities across the United States. What started locally has now become a nationwide effort to keep America’s horses safe and to ensure that they have loving homes where they can thrive and have opportunities to share their unique abilities with people.

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