The Equus Foundation is now accepting nominations for The Equus Foundation Humanitarian Award. The award’s purpose is to recognize an individual in the equine community who exhibits dedication to improving the lives and conditions of horses in the United States. The $5,000 prize will be awarded to the equestrian or horse-related charity of the winner’s choice.
The USEF/Equus Foundation Humanitarian Award is only open to individuals, although organizations might be considered on a case-by-case basis. An organization or any member of the equestrian community can nominate an individual. To obtain a nomination form, visit the Equus website (link: www.equusfoundation.org). Nominations close on Nov. 14.
The award is a product of The Equus Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving quality of life for horses, and the U.S. Equestrian Federation.
It was first awarded in 2009, and Nancy Koch of CANTER (Communication Alliance to Network Ex-Racehorses) received it for her work in re-homing retired Thoroughbreds.
In 2010, Bob Cacchione won the award for his involvement in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.