Brennan Equine Welfare Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

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Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is pleased to announce its 2014 grant recipients. Fifteen equine rescue/rehabilitation/retraining and placement facilities across the United States have been awarded, and one pledge has also been made.  

Some of the Thoroughbred-focused recipients include The Exceller Fund, Equine Encore Foundation, Friends of Ferdinand, ReRun, Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, and CANTER Kentucky.

Non breed-specific organizations granted include Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Brook Hill Farm, Mitchell Farm, Colorado Horse Rescue, Days End Farm Horse Rescue, and Bright Futures Farm.

Standardbred Retirement Foundation was also awarded a grant and Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines was issued a pledge for a future project.

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center was awarded a grant for the retired therapy horses that reside at their facility.  

A grant was also given to Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) to assist with the retirement care of Sunny, who served as one of their favorite therapy horses for many years. Sunny was considered such a perfect example of his breed (Appaloosa) that he is pictured in The Encyclopedia of the Horse.

"Our riders, all of whom have disabilities, loved that--and loved riding him," said says Linda Ray Rubel, CTRH executive director CTRH. "When his eyesight began to fail and he could no longer be used as a therapy horse, we decided to let him retire at CTRH. We are so grateful to the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund for its help in making that possible."

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund is a fund-raising, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization set up through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Grants from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund are used to serve equine rescue shelters across the country which provide dignity to final years of aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical experimentation.

This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Shelters which offer carefully scrutinized adoption or re-placement services are also supported. Established in 2000 by Linda Pavey, Brennan Equine Welfare Fund carries on the memory of her equine companion, Brennan (J.B.'s Hero), an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

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