EQUUS Foundation Forever Farms
are equestrian facilities and farms, either privately-owned or operating as for-profit businesses, that demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding the comfort and dignity of horses, donkeys and mules (collectively referred to as horses) throughout their lives by adhering to EQUUS Foundation standards for equine welfare.
Eligible organizations include those that:
• Conduct competitive, recreational, and/or therapeutic equine programs that 1) contribute positively to the physical, athletic, emotional, cognitive and/or social well-being of participants and 2) are mutually beneficial to both the people and the equines involved in the programs;
• Provide humane retirement and end of life for one or more aged equines; and/or
• Provide foster care for one or more equines until they are adopted or until a rescue/transition center has space to directly provide care and shelter for the equine;
• Have adopted one or more equines with the intent to provide a forever home to the adopted equine(s).
Please review our eligibility requirements here
While the EQUUS Foundation welcomes the opportunity to applaud horse farms and equestrian facilities for their commitment to public transparency by their willingness to make comprehensive data about their programs and horse care practices available for public scrutiny, the listing of an organization as a Forever Farm does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the EQUUS Foundation.
Saving horses - One horse at a time
Most horses will have multiple homes during their lifetimes, but each time the career of a horse comes to an end, they are only one unlucky step away from abuse, neglect and slaughter - even champions of the racetrack and the show ring.
With tens of thousands of America's horses confronted with abuse, neglect, and the threat of being shipped across our borders for slaughter, the EQUUS Foundation welcomes the opportunity to recognize for-profit organizations that are conducting competitive, recreational, therapeutic equine programs -- allowing more people to benefit from the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal and helping to ensure that horses can be safe and productive throughout their lifetimes.
The EQUUS Foundation also welcomes the opportunity to recognize horse farms and equestrian facilities for adopting or fostering a horse until they are adopted or until a rescue center has space to directly provide care and shelter for the horse. Fostering is a powerful way to allow rescue centers to increase their capacity and save more lives.
Owned by Joni Werthan
Warioto Farm Inc.
, based in Frankin, Tennessee, is the the first of what we hope will be many horse farms and equestrian facilities across the United States to partner with the EQUUS Foundation to protect America’s horses and strengthen the bond between horses and people.
Warioto Farm Inc.
May 2018 --> Read more here
A Carriage Horse Named Max Finds His Forever Home at the EQUUS Foundation's First Forever Farm
August 6, 2021 --> Read more here
Saving horses one horse at a time! Argyle Ranch Recognized as EQUUS Foundation Forever Farm
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to find out how your farm can be an
EQUUS Foundation Forever Farm.