ASPCA Help a Horse Day 2016

Celebrate ASPCA #HelpaHorse Day and Lend a Hand

ASPCA Help a Horse Day was held on April 26, 2016.

In honor of the ASPCA’s 150th Anniversary celebration this year, we teamed up with actress and horse advocate, Beth Behrs—who recently adopted her own rescue horse, Belle—to spread the word about the ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest, which was expanded to include a total of $100,000 in grant prizes. From Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, equine rescue groups nationwide hosted special events in conjunction with the ASPCA Help a Horse Day Contest—a nationwide grant competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the work they do to save and care for at-risk horses. Contestants will be judged on the creativity of their events, as well as their success in engaging their local communities to assist their efforts to protect horses and are eligible to win a grand prize of $25,000. Participating rescue groups worked to recruit new volunteers, expand their support bases, collect donated supplies and find homes for adoptable horses.

View our slideshow below of photos from the 2016 Help a Horse Day events:


The winners of the 2016 Help a Horse Day contest are as follows:

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner:

  • Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary, Green Valley, AZ

$10,000 Prize Winners:

  • All About Equine Animal Rescue, El Dorado Hills, CA
  • Begin Again Horse Rescue, Honeoye, NY
  • California Coastal Horse Rescue, Oak View, CA
  • Hidden Acres Thoroughbred Rescue, Cocoa, FL
  • The Pegasus Project, Ben Wheeler, TX

$5,000 Prize Winners:

  • Blue Rose Ranch, Springfield, CO
  • Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, Owings, MD
  • HiCaliber Horse Rescue, Valley Center, CA
  • Horse Protection League, Arvada, CO
  • Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego, CA