History

A Grassroots Initiative

The Equestrian Aid Foundation was founded in 1996 by a group of friends--Robert Dover, R. Scot Evans, Gene Mische, Mason Phelps Jr., Robert Ross and Kim Tudor--whose common bond was a commitment to their community.

Initially incorporated as the Equestrian AIDS Foundation, the organization had one very simple purpose: to financially assist people in the horse industry who were stricken with AIDS--to let them know that their peers cared about them and wanted to help improve the quality of their lives.

 

2006 to Present: Expanding our Mission

Some 10 years later, the Foundation's mission of providing grant-based support was broadened to include horse people suffering from catastrophic injuries or illness of all kinds.

Our commitment now is to help people of all ages and from all disciplines, occupations and backgrounds by offering funding for medical, rehabilitative and other essential expenses. Our goal is to provide a helping hand that allows fellow equestrians to overcome adversity, focus on healing, and rebuild their lives.

Today, thanks to the compassion and support of friends and colleagues in the equestrian community, Equestrian Aid has given over $2.7 million in direct aid to grant recipients in 30 states across America.

Together, we are making a difference.