The EQUUS Foundation awarded small grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to 163 charities that earned the EQUUS Foundation Guardian Seal of Transparency by completing the EQUUS Foundation comprehensive and unique verification process. Ride On St. Louis is pleased to receive a $1,500 grant to assist with horse care. Primary support is awarded to equine charities nationwide that save and re-home increasing numbers of horses from abuse, neglect, and slaughter and charities that partner with horses to improve the well-being of people through the Foundation's Transparency Awards program. The foundation awarded more than $405,000 in grants, including $136,000 in awards of riding apparel.
Twenty EQUUS Foundation Guardian charities also received Platinum Performance Horse Welfare Awards, which can be used towards the care of one of the facility's horses. The awards ranged from a $500 cash award plus a $500 gift certificate for Platinum Performance products, a $250 gift certificate, or a gift card for a bucket Platinum Performance Equine. This year, Ride On St. Louis's Amiga was recognized as an Honorable Mention and received a gift card for a bucket of Platinum Performance Equine supplements. The multipurpose supplement will support Amiga's joint, muscle, hooves, skin/coat, mane and tail, and digestive health. Read Amiga's nomination story here.
"We are so proud to be associated with Platinum Performance," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President. "The Platinum Performance Awards program is really special because it benefits specific horses. It's wonderful to be able to provide comfort to horses being rehabilitated by charities that are making them ready for their next homes and charities that are partnering with horses to improve the well-being of people."
A huge thank you to the EQUUS Foundation for their support of the Ride On St. Louis horses and programs, and all of America's horses and the people who love them. The EQUUS Foundation is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses.