Houston, TX: On March 2nd, 2021 The Forever Foundation named Houston SPCA as a finalist in the Equine Excellence Awards. Houston SPCA was also awarded a $250 travel stipend to attend the Forever Foundation training clinic in 2021, where leading rescues from across the country gather to learn new skills and collaborate on initiatives to improve the lives of equines in every region. The Equine Excellence Award recognizes organizations with exemplary implementation of the Forever Foundation training program and their efforts to prepare equines for successful adoption. Houston SPCA has been a part of the Forever Foundation since 2018.
“These programs are amazing and [all the organizations] are doing such a good job! They not only help make horses more manageable but they really help the volunteers gain confidence and learn patience when handling them.”
– Margie Goldstein Engle, 10-time American Grand Prix Association Rider of the Year.
“Houston SPCA has successfully incorporated the Forever Foundation into their operations and is a role model for other organizations. Their efforts not only make a difference in the lives of equines in Harris County, they’re also helping thousands of horses across the country through their involvement in the program,” says Cindy Gendron of the Humane Society of the United States.
About Forever Foundation: To help equine rescues place more horses, the Forever Foundation provides trainers and volunteers with a video-based learning program and hands-on training to enable them to safely and efficiently work with their horses and prepare them for adoption. The program has proven to be one of the most effective equine adoption training initiatives in place. By creating a reliable network of rescues across the country with consistent practices, the program is making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of horses and the people who care for them.