A Year of Standing Ovations by Ovation Riding

Traditionally, on the last Friday of the year, we look back at the past year of Standing Ovations and encourage readers to make one last gift if they are so inclined.

Photo provided by Carissa Ramsdell, founder/owner of FRR

As the clock ticks down on the final days of 2019, many non-profits are working hard to wrap up their fundraising for the end of the year. We like to look back at our Standing Ovation column, spotlighting individuals or organizations doing good work in the horse world, at the end of each year.

View the entire Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding column by clicking here.

This year, we focused on a variety of ways individuals and organizations can do good in the horse world, so not every entity listed is necessarily an organization to which readers might donate. However, we still want to recognize the work that they do to better the equine industry.


Equine welfare legislation
Humane Society of America
Humane Society Legislative Fund
In Memory of Congressman Walter Jones
Louisiana House Bill 384
U.S. Senate

Equine Therapy
Bushman the Therapy Horse
Teresa Fishman of Equest

Horse rescues/placement services
ASPCA’s Help A Horse Home Equine Adoption Challenge
ASPCA’s Teaming Up to Hoof It Home Grant
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
Colorado Horse Education & Equine Rescue

Freedom Reigns Ranch
Horses Without Humans
Janet Rose and Horse Haven Montana
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center
Mustang Heritage Foundation Trainer Incentive Program
National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization
New Start
Racing Victoria
Second Stride
Terolyn Horse Rescue
The Donkey Sanctuary of the UK
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Thoroughbred Retirement, Rehabilitation and Careers

One-time events
Equestrian Sports on International Women’s Day
Fort Erie Fire Department and Track Staff
Good People for Good Horses Awards Recipients
Michelle Miller
The Right Horse Adoption Fair
Veteran meet and greet with Kentucky Derby contenders

Animal Wellness Foundation
Blue Wolf Totem Charity Ride
Gobi Gallop
Horse Hair Bracelets for Rescue Horses
Horses and Humans Research Foundation
Military Writers Society of America
Riding Through Barriers
The Right Horse Initiative
The Western Thoroughbred

Give Back to Go Scholarship
Kentucky Horse Council

Urban outreach programs
Leg Up for Cleveland’s Kids
Work to Ride & the Ralph Lauren Campaign

Veterinarians who give back
Dr. Clara Mason
Dr. Sam Crosby
Dr. Tom Jeurgens

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.