As everyone wraps up their Thanksgiving festivities and dives head first into Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and everything in between, Team Equivont would like to remind everyone that the spirit of giving goes beyond friends and family. Specifically, this coming Tuesday (December 3, 2019) is Giving Tuesday, a movement that encourages giving back to those in need.
Obviously Equivont hosts numerous trainers, businesses, and retailers, but we also take pride in our partnerships with equine nonprofits. To show our support for our nonprofits and the Giving Tuesday movement, Equivont will be rewarding our shoppers with a $20 Gift Card when you make a donation to one of our partnered nonprofits.
How do you give back and earn super savings? It's easy! Below is a description of each of our nonprofits so you can learn more about their mission, and then follow these simple steps to participate in Giving Tuesday!
- Choose a nonprofit! (Or two!)
- Follow the link to your nonprofit of choice's donation page.
- Click here to receive your gift card!
Meet Our Partnered Nonprofits:
Through innovative programs, clinics and seminars, Goodtoknow Horses, a 501(c)3, seeks to help people improve their horsemanship skills and understanding of the horse, in turn, improving the lives of their partners, the horses. The primary objective is to provide education to people for the good of the horse through events, workshops, lectures and seminars, and to provide public and charitable services with this purpose.
Donate to Good To Know Horses here
The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association is the leading organization for training, certification, support and resources in equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development. It sets the global standard with over 500 programs located in over 40 countries.
Donate to Eagala here
Red Bucket was founded because they couldn’t turn their backs. They understand that “rescue is only the beginning,” and have created a model of rescue that significantly increases the probability of success. They are committed to saving and serving slaughter-bound, abused, high-risk and desperate horses. Their dedicated team lovingly cares for the horses as they heal and are assessed, rehabilitated and trained in preparation for their forever homes. Once the horse is carefully matched with an adopter, the Field Support Team partners with the adopter to remove any barriers to success and facilitates a happy and safe transition. Red Bucket's program removes obstacles and provides the tools, training and support that help keep the horses happy and safe in their new home.
Donate to Red Bucket Equine Rescue here
Little Hooves Rescue was started at the beginning of 2019 and while fairly new as an organization, the passion and history of rescuing animals spans the entire lifetime of founders Savanah Stuart and Taylor Loew. Having been involved with rescuing miniatures from the kill pens and auctions in Texas, they are responsible for the rehoming of 30+ miniature horses and donkeys to date.
Donate to Little Hooves Mini Horse Rescue here
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that employs equine-assisted activities and therapies to inspire, strengthen, and motivate people of all ages and capabilities. Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, Hearts offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. Since opening in 1985, thousands of individuals of all ages and disabilities have benefited from therapeutic riding. Today they have 18 horses and serve 95 participants per week.
Donate to Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center here
Fire And Ice Horse Training and Rescue was created by Jennifer Osborne. They are an official nonprofit 501(c)3 organization approved by IRS on June 23, 2013, EIN#46-0578098. Fire and Ice Horse Rescue was started to provide and avenue for Thoroughbred horses to be retrained and re-homed as riding horses after they are done racing. The horses will be guided through the use of natural horsemanship and potential adopters will be educated in the horse's care prior to adoption. With this process these fine equine athletes will be rescued from possible slaughter and abuse.
Donate to Fire and Ice Horse Training and Rescue here
Bella Run Equine is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of slaughter-bound horses... RESPONSIBLY.
Donate to Bella Run Equine here
Free Rein rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses that have been abused and enlists their incredible “horse sense” in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) programs. The use of horses in the treatment and training of humans is a non-traditional therapeutic approach. Activities provide opportunities to explore ways of managing difficult situations, fears, attitudes, and ways of being in relationships and society.
Donate to Free Rein Foundation here
Heroes, Horses and Hounds is a 501c3, non-profit dedicated to improving our communities by helping the people and animals in them. Their mission is to save two lives at once by rescuing unwanted horses and dogs and retraining them for service and animal assisted programs. By offering a wide variety of programs, they are able to reach a large number of people. Their classes and programs are designed to help Veterans, Kids at risk, People recovering from strokes and using prosthetics, inmates, and people with PTSD and Autism. We also offer educational programs for schools and libraries.
Donate to Heroes, Horses, & Hounds here
Blue Rider Stables' mission is to offer a holistic educational environment, in which people and animals can safely interact, and through their mutual therapeutic experiences, broaden the scope of their lives. Equines are known to be healers of body, mind and spirit. Let them help their wisdom guide you. Their emphasis is on responsibility, safety and the joy of being with horses. They offer bareback riding programs for people of all ages and walks of life.
Donate to Blue Rider Stables here
Founded by Lia Ray, breast cancer survivor, Ray of Sunshine Equestrian Therapy facilitates meetings with healing horses, in a safe environment full of nature, open sky and fresh air. This is a place where patients, family members, friends and caregivers affected by cancer can just breathe. Be in the now. Forget cancer exists, even if just for a moment.
Donate to Ray of Sunshine Equestrian Therapy here
Southern States Equine Savers seeks to rescue horses, donkeys, and mules from dangerous and unhealthy situations and place them in loving forever homes. They seek to educate the public about the care of equines, the dangers of selling at an auction, and the importance of contracts between themselves and private buyers to ensure equines do not end up in the slaughter pipeline. They strive to change public opinion that a rescued equine is a 'throwaway' equine and that useful, quality animals are available through rescue.
Donate to Southern States Equine Savers here
TROTT (Training Racehorses Off The Track) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing OTTBs with opportunities for new careers beyond the track. Through rehabilitation and retraining, they ensure each OTTB donated to TROTT has the chance to learn the new skills necessary for life as a pleasure or show horse in a non-racing home. TROTT believes that a horse with an “education,” or basic training, has a greater chance to lead a successful life off the racetrack. OTTBs have the versatility and desire to have another job beyond the track--they only need a little help to transition.
Donate to TROTT USA here
The American Mustang is a magnificent horse who exemplifies the spirit of the west. With the creation of “The Ranch” Montana's Wild Horse Sanctuary aims to educate all visitors about this beautiful and strong animal. These horses deserve to live out their lives roaming free over a sprawling 1600 acre ranch under the Montana sky. The purpose of the ranch is multifaceted, primarily to acquire the Mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) holding pens. The Mustangs exhibiting promising temperament will experience gentle handling with natural horsemanship methods to ready them for adoption. The remainder of horses will be let alone to graze freely as they would in the wild. The secondary aspect is the utilization of the ranch as a destination center to educate the public on the plight of the American Mustang as well as how rewarding and versatile owning this spirited animal can be.
Donate to Montana's Wild Horse Sanctuary and Guest Ranch here
Standardbred Retirement Foundation
SRF provides humane care and services for horses in need of lifetime homes, and in crisis, through rehabilitation, training, adoption, lifelong follow-up, or lifetime sanctuary; and offers therapeutic equine opportunities for children, and adults.
Donate to Standardbred Retirement Foundation here
Equine Racers became an official 501c3 non profit as of February 2014, however has been in operation since 2005 placing over 700 horses into new careers off the track. Equine Racers operates as 2 different functions of helping retiring racehorses. The first function being an outlet for racing Owners/Trainers to find their retiring horses new homes off the track. These horses are owned and cared for by their racing connections and reside at either the racetrack or their racing farm. Equine Racers provides a service for them and their prices reflect what the racing connections are asking. These horses do not follow an adoption process and may be resold. The second function of Equine Racers are the horses they have been able to take into their care, either from track owners that can no longer care for the horse, as well as taking horses straight from the auction into their care. These horses are put into a training program or out on lay up if needed before becoming available to the public.
Donate to Equine Racers here
Although a monetary donation is necessary to participate in our Giving Tuesday, all of our partnered nonprofits accept other forms of aid year round, from supplies to volunteers. Check our all of our nonprofits out to learn more about how you can contribute!