This award aims at recognizing and honouring the hard work and dedication of equestrians. The award generally is given to the person who devotes substantial amount of his/her time to make quality of life of equine partners better. The Third Annual EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award will be presented in January 2012 during the Pegasus Awards event at the USEF Annual Meeting. As part of the award, The EQUUS Foundation will provide a $5,000 grant to the equestrian- or horse-related charity of the recipient’s choice.
The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award is limited to individuals. Corporations, organizations, affiliate groups, and businesses are not eligible. However, this may be amended in exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis. While the winner of the award is limited to individuals, a group or organizations may serve as a nominator. Posthumous nominees will not be accepted.
Those individuals who are professionally employed full-time by a company or entity whose sole purpose is to work for the aforementioned qualities and philanthropic ends will only be considered as an acceptable nominee in certain circumstances. Such instances include having contributions widely viewed as exception beyond their required work performance or achievements and dedication noted as far beyond the call of duty.
Any member of the equestrian community may nominate an individual for The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award. A nomination form will be made available to any such person or group making a nomination and a definitive amount of information must be provided – in detail – for the nominee to be accepted.
Last date for submitting the nominations is November 14, 2011.
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