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EQUUS Foundation Champions

Help earn money for IHSA and rewards for you!

The EQUUS Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal.

CHAMPIONS is the EQUUS Foundation's incentive-based equine service volunteer program sponsored by Ariat International that recognizes and rewards individuals and organizations on its Equine Welfare Network.

As a volunteer, you can earn Champion status by volunteering a minimum of 24 hours during the calendar year! Volunteer hours can be backdated to January 1st.


As a Champion-

  • you will be entered in a drawing to win a grant for the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation, the IHSA’s scholarship program!
  • you will be eligible to win the $1,000 IHSA Champion of Equine Service Scholarship
  • you will also be eligible for the $1,000 EQUUS Foundation academic scholarships!
To participate as an individual:
Visit the EQUUS Foundation website, sign up and begin logging your volunteer hours for an organization on the Equine Welfare Network. Sign up here!

To participate as an IHSA Team:
Your IHSA team can sign up as an organization on the Equine Welfare Network so that you can log your IHSA volunteer hours. Get your team to sign up!