Help a Horse Day was created in 2013 by the ASPCA as a way to provide a national day of recognition for equine organizations, to spread the word about the lifesaving work they do on behalf of at-risk horses and show their communities how to join in the effort.
In 2014, a contest component was added to the celebration whereby qualifying equine groups could submit an application to win grant money for holding a successful Help a Horse Day event.
$25K Grand Prize: Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary (Green Valley, AZ)
- All About Equine Animal Rescue (El Dorado Hills, CA)
- Begin Again Horse Rescue (Honeoye, NY)
- California Coastal Horse Rescue (Oak View, CA)
- Hidden Acres Thoroughbred Rescue (Cocoa, FL)
- The Pegasus Project (Ben Wheeler, TX)
- Blue Rose Ranch (Springfield, CO)
- Freedom Hill Horse Rescue (Dunkirk, MD)
- HiCaliber Horse Rescue (Valley Center, CA)
- Horses of Tir Na Nog (San Diego, CA)
- Horse Protection League (Arvada, CO)
$10K Grand Prize Winners
- All About Equine Animal Rescue in El Dorado Hills, CA
- Horses of Tir Na Nog in San Diego, CA
- The Pegasus Project in Ben Wheeler, TX
$5K Prize Winners
- Freedom Hill Horse Rescue in Owings, MD
- Horse Haven of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN
- Livestock and Equine Awareness Rescue Network (LEARN) in Meggett, SC
- RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview, FL
For more information about the 2015 event and winners, read the ASPCA press release.
- Begin Again Horse Rescue in Lima, NY
- EARTHEART in Orange County, CA
- Equine Outreach in Bend, OR
- Mylestone Equine Rescue in Phillipsburg, NJ
- STAR Ranch in Waynesville, NC
To register an event and be eligible for up to $100,000 in grant money, visit Help a Horse Day 2016.