Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding

This week’s honoree: the Right Horse Adoption Fair at Ohio Equine Affaire.


With so many rescue horses looking to connect with the right homes all over the country, this concept from The Right Horse Initiative is genius: the Right Horse Roadshow will be heading to Columbus, Ohio for Equine Affaire on April 11-14 to set up an interactive booth to promote horse adoptions, plus The Right Horse Adoption Fair with around 20 horses representing six adoption organizations all available to meet, try and apply to adopt on the spot.

With an audience numbering in the thousands, this is an innovative new way to put adoption in the mainstream and make it part of the conversation on acquiring horses. Adoptable horses will come from The American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, Kentucky Humane Society, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, Re-Ride Quarter Horse Adoption Program, Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue and Copper Horse Crusade. Breeds represented will include Quarter horses, off-track Thoroughbreds and everything in between.

Potential adopters can meet horses right at Equine Affaire, ride them (if they’re over the age of 18) and apply to adopt all in one location. Additionally, if none of the horses at The Right Horse Adoption Fair are a good match, The Right Horse Initiative can help connect adopters with organizations and horses in need.

For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page and the designated page on the Equine Affaire website.

About The Right Horse. The Right Horse Initiative is a collective of industry professionals and equine welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition through a dialogue of kindness and respect. Through collaboration with over 50 industry and adoption partners, The Right Horse is able to innovate new and better adoption standards and practices. Together, the goal is to shatter the stigma and reframe the conversation around equine adoption in order to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To learn more, visit

Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.

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