AAEP Foundation Celebrates 25 Years as an Advocate for Horse Welfare

Each year, the AAEP Foundation supports equine research, vet students and benevolence efforts.
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Equitarian Dr. Harry Werner

The AAEP Foundation's efforts profoundly impact the health and welfare of horses around the world.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the AAEP Foundation, an organization whose commitment to the equine and veterinary communities profoundly impacts the health and welfare of horses across the globe.

Established in 1994 by a gift from the estate of the late Mrs. Halina Leonard of Chino, California, the AAEP Foundation receives support from thousands of veterinarians, industry professionals and horse lovers

Each year, gifts to the AAEP Foundation benefit promising equine veterinary students around the world; research projects dedicated to improving patient management and prognosis; and domestic and international benevolence efforts.

Benevolence efforts aided by the AAEP Foundation include advocacy for horses in transition; disaster preparedness and relief; and equitarian programs, which provide care for working equids in developing countries.

“We are infinitely proud of the Foundation’s impact since its inception,” said Dr. Rick Mitchell, AAEP Foundation Advisory Council chairman. “For the past 25 years, the equine community has come together to show incredible support for our mission, and we are so grateful.”

Thanks to the generosity of many, the AAEP Foundation is poised to fund projects benefitting the health and welfare of the horse for years to come. If you are interested in making a gift to the AAEP Foundation or would like to learn more, visit aaepfoundation.org.

About the AAEP Foundation

The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of horses. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $5.4 million to fulfill its vital mission.

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