WESTPORT, CT - The nominations deadline for the USEF/EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award is November 9, 2012. The award will be presented at the Pegasus Awards Dinner during the United States Equestrian Federation's Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 19, 2012. The recipient of the Humanitarian Award will receive a $5,000 grant from The EQUUS Foundation to be awarded to the equestrian or horse-related charity of his or her choice.
The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award was jointly established by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the The EQUUS Foundation in 2009 to celebrate the humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equine community. Specifically, the goal of this humanitarian honor is to spotlight and exalt the selfless dedication one individual or a group of individuals has made, whether on a regional or national scale.
From improving the health and welfare of the horse to promoting and expanding the general public's appreciation and respect of the diverse role of horses not just in equestrian sports but also as aides to the general public, the recipient of this award will be someone who has devoted considerable personal time to making the quality of life of our equine partners paramount. Past recipients include Molly Sweeney (2011), Robert E. Cacchione (2010), and Nancy Koch (2009).
Nominations must be received by November 9, 2012. Click this link for more information about the award - http://www.equusfoundation.org/humanitarian-award.php.