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To promote humane treatment for all equines, regardless of breed, and to provide support for non-profit organizations that provide humane treatment and shelter for equines.

Horse Aid Live will carry out its mission by giving grants to recognized 501(C)3 organizations that retrain, rehabilitate, retire, or shelter unwanted, homelesshorses in the U.S. of ALL breeds ~ the United Way for horses.


Grants are awarded annually in December.

2013 Grant Applications Click Here
Deadline: November 8, 2013

All applications MUST be from a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization AND MUST include a copy of the most recent, filed, signed 990 tax return (e-postcards are not accepted).

News From Horse Aid Live

4th Annual Horse Aid Live Combined Test & Dressage Show
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY

187 Entries - our largest show yet!


TD: Shelley Ryan    •    Judges: Betty Ortlieb, Megan Carr, & Janice Holmes

Show Pictures can be found and ordered through show photographer Suzanne Fischer. Her crew got every rider! Both Dressage and CT!

Thank you to our sponsors!!!



2012 Grants Awarded
Horse Aid Live awarded 2012 grants in December. We received, literally, stacks of applications. All grants will be used for hay and/or feed. Recipients were chosen based on many factors relative to the budget/size of each organization with an emphasis placed on the number of horses that would be served, the focus to retrain and rehome, and the amount/percentage of overall budget spent on salaries and administrative costs. Grant applications were open to any recognized 501(C)3 organization in the United States that retrains, rehabilitates, shelters, and/or rehomes horses.

2012 Grant Recipients:
    Double R Horse Rescue, Riverdale, NE
    Dreamchaser Rescue & Rehabilitation, New River, AZ    
    Happy Endings Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Solvang, CA
    The Brighter Days Horse Refuge, Pipe Creek, TX

First Grants Awarded in December 2011
Horse Aid Live awarded its first ever grants in December 2011. Grant Recipients:

    Brook Hill Farm, Forest, VA
    Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc., Walnut Creek, CA
    Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc., Pattersonville, NY
    Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa (TROT), Tampa, FL


Events & Concerts


September 15, 2012
Masterson Station Park, Lexington, Kentucky

MSEDA & KDA Sanctioned Event. More information to come.
show sponsor

Horse Aid Live is scheduling events and concerts throughout the United States. Stay tuned - and contact us if you have an event idea for Horse Aid Live!

Why Horse Aid Live

The increasing number of unwanted horses in itself is cause for concern, and the problem is compounded further because many equine humane centers, shelters, retraining facilities and rescues have closed due to a lack of funding. ...
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Who We Are

Horse Aid Live is a recognized 501(C)3 non-profit fund-raising organization which provides horse enthusiasts, horse industries, and supporters of equines of all breeds a way to give to one entity which then distributes annual grants to other recognized 501(c)3 organizations that retrain, rehabilitate, retire, and/or shelter equines of all breeds. ...
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These Groups and Organizations Support the Mission of Horse Aid Live