When it comes to measuring impact, numbers are important...
The Equestrian Aid Foundation has provided over $3.6 million in direct grant support to people from all corners of the horse world who have had to cope with catastrophic injuries, life-threatening illness, and other unforeseen crises.
EAF has assisted breeders, farriers, grooms, riders, trainers and other members of the equestrian community in 46 states across America.
In 2022 alone, EAF issued 63 grants to individual recipients representing over 15 disciplines and occupations and partnered with 3 nonprofit organizations to extend further support to equestrians in crisis.
...But how do you measure the impact on a life?
Hope and healing are not measured “by the numbers.” Numbers don't capture an equestrian’s sense of comfort in knowing that they do not have to face overwhelming medical, personal and financial circumstances all alone. Compassion and solidarity can't be quantified.
"EAF completely changed my life at a time when I was injured, scared and unsure of what the future held. They were incredibly wonderful and warm to work withand provided me with a grant that gave me the ability to focus on healing."
— E.H, dressage rider
Together, We Can Ride It Out
Everybody who has ever been involved with horses can relate to EAF's mission. We share a passion for our large and often unpredictable equine companions. And often, by good fortune alone, we have all escaped potentially life-changing consequences of their (our our own) actions.
What really matters are the equestrians who have been less fortunate: Equestrians whose lives have changed in an instant. Equestrians who are facing their challenges and rebuilding their lives. Our grant recipients’ stories are all of our stories. Together, we create our impact.