“Our new name more clearly defines who we are and who we serve,” says Richard Mitchell, DVM, chair of the foundation’s advisory council. “As we embark on our next quarter-century under a new name, our mission remains steadfast and as relevant today as at inception. It is a mission that resonates with all who love and care about these noble animals.”
Since its establishment in 1994, the foundation has distributed more than $6 million in support of its mission to improve the welfare of horses. The group’s priorities are to support education through veterinary student scholarships and educational programs; equine research in pursuit of new treatments and cures to improve patient management and prognosis; and benevolence programs, such as working equid welfare, disaster preparedness training and relief efforts for horses in need, and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of horses.