The Equestrian Aid Foundation provides emergency, lifesaving financial grants to horsemen and women coping with loss of income due to catastrophic injury or illness. EAF invests in the future of its recipients, giving them the resources to recover and thrive in the face of adversity.

A horse person’s life can change forever in an instant.

When equestrians or equine professionals are seriously hurt or ill, they can lose everything: jobs, homes, financial security, independence and dignity, quality of life, and often the ability to stay involved with the horses that they love. Lives are derailed, and entire families are affected. The future can be uncertain.





The Equestrian Aid Foundation has provided over $3 million in needs-based grant support and a promise of hope since its inception in 1996 to breeders, farriers, grooms, riders, trainers and other members of the equestrian community who are facing life-changing or life-threatening health crises and need help to pay for basic living and rehabilitative expenses.

Among horse-related nonprofits, EAF is unique in that we support seriously ill and injured horse people of every age, from every equestrian discipline and profession, and in every walk of life. Our goal is to help an even greater number of suffering equestrians to overcome hard times and move forward with their lives. 


Please lend a helping hand today to brighten the future for a horse person struggling with hardship. 






Equestrian Aid Foundation Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all activities, outreach, and operations, including but not limited to provision of services, selection of board members, hiring and firing of staff, and selection of volunteers and contractors. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our board and staff grant applicants and recipients volunteers contractors and all members of the community with whom we engage.