Funded Grants

America's Horse Cares grant program


In 2002, the Foundation embarked on a journey to help free special-needs individuals from their physical, cognitive and emotional limitations. An overwhelming response in grant requests illustrated a growing need for assistance and paved the way for our newest program “America’s Horse Cares.” This program strives to facilitate a partnership between the noble and gentle nature of the American Quarter Horse and riders who require additional care and patience. To date, more than $500,000 has been awarded to equine assisted activities and therapies facilities across the country.

2013 General & Arizona Fund Recipients
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding, Waterloo, Iowa
Bit-by-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Inc., Lexington, Kentucky
Chariot Riders, Manchester, New Jersey
Chatham Area Network for Therapeutic Services, Siler City, North Carolina
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center Inc., Abingdon, Maryland
Equi-Librium Therapy Center, Springfield, Missouri
Gaits to Success Inc., Kiln, Mississippi
Gallop NYC, Brooklyn, New York
Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Petaluma, California
Horses Help Therapeutic Riding Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Horses in Service, Richmond, Virginia
Horses with Heart, Chino Valley, Arizona
Jeremiah's Crossing Inc., Babcock, Wisconsin
Nature's Edge Therapy Center Inc., Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Peaceful Acres Horses Inc., Pattersonville, New York
Pegasus Riding Academy Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reins of Life Inc., South Bend, Indiana
Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, Maine
San Diego Hippotherapy, Ramona, California

2012 General & Arizona Fund Recipients 
Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Oxford, Michigan
Beaming Inc., Neenah, Wisconsin
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona
Center for Adaptive Riding, Washoe Valley, Nevada
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Inc., Johns Island, South Carolina
Discovery Riders Inc., Bellefontaine, Ohio
Equest, Wylie, Texas
Equul Access Inc., Hutchinson, Minnesota
Happy Trails Riding Academy, Visalia, California
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding, Morgan Hill, California
National Ability Center, Park City, Utah
Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center, Bellingham, Washington
Riding Unlimited Inc., Ponder, Texas
Saddle Up!, Franklin, Tennessee
Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy Inc. (SMART), Bradenton, Florida
The Saddle Light Center, Selma, Texas
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT), Tucson, Arizona

2011 General & Arizona Fund Recipients
Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding Inc., Abingdon, Maryland
Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Barnesville, Maryland
Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Equine Assisted Therapy Inc., Centerburg, Ohio
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, San Juan Capistrano, California
Mane Gait Therapeutic Horsemanship, McKinney, Texas
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians, Pike Road, Alabama
New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Inc., Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reach Therapeutic Riding Center, Waco, Texas
Refuge Services Inc., Lubbock, Texas
Special Equestrians Inc., Indian Springs, Alabama 
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT), Tucson, Arizona