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Next Public Open Day – August 20

We would love to see you here so you can meet our rescued animals and learn about where they came from and why they needed to be rescued.  It will be a fun, educational experience [...]

July 17, 2016|

Equine Advocates 15th Annual Awards Dinner & Charity Auction

Please join us on Friday, July 29th for our Gala at The Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY! This year, we are proud to be honoring Jonathan Sheppard who will receive the Ellen & Herbert [...]

June 9, 2016|

Resident Equine Care Assistant Manager

We will resume interviewing for this position in mid-August.  Interested applicants - please apply.  Job Opportunity for an experienced horse professional to help manage the care of 80+ rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Ability [...]

May 18, 2016|

Joan Axelson – In Memoriam

Written by Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates. When my sister, Karen and I were first contacted by Joan Axelson back in 2004, she said the wanted to become a supporter of Equine [...]

May 2, 2016|

Spread the word—”END PMU TODAY!”

Please share these graphics on your social media! Right click on each image to save a copy and post to spread the word and put an end to the PMU Industry!         [...]

January 22, 2016|

2016 Public Open Days

We would love to see you here so you can meet our rescued animals and learn about where they came from and why they needed to be rescued.  It will be a fun, educational experience [...]

January 18, 2016|

2016 Equine Advocates Calendar

 ~ only $15 including postage! This beautiful calendar includes gorgeous photos of some of the rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules residing at our 140-acre sanctuary in Chatham, NY.  Their stories are also included for your information and [...]

December 30, 2015|

2015 American Equine Summit Videos

We are so pleased to share with you the presentations from the 2015 American Equine Summit held on May 16th and May 17th in our Humane Education Center on the sanctuary grounds. The Summit was [...]

December 29, 2015|

Miracle Mare, Press Exclusive, featured on REAL HORSE RESCUES

Please watch the latest episode of REAL HORSE RESCUES which once again featured Equine Advocates and amazing miracle mare, Press Exclusive, who survived after being nearly trampled to death on a truck bound for [...]

September 9, 2015|

Susan Wagner and Susan Kayne on Wild Horse & Burro Radio

Equine Advocates President Susan Wagner and Unbridled TV's Susan Kayne appeared as guests on Wild Horse and Burro Radio, Wednesday, September 2nd. The show was moderated by Debbie Coffey of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation. [...]

September 1, 2015|

Susan Wagner on REAL HORSE RESCUES with Susan Kayne ~ Part 1

Susan Wagner introduces many of the rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that reside at the sanctuary and the reasons these animals needed to be rescued. In this two-part series, Susan goes in depth on [...]

July 18, 2015|

2015 American Equine Summit

North American Experts to Present at Equine Advocates 2015 Horse Summit Gloria Steinem to Welcome Invitation Only Audience with Letter Calling for PMU Ban CHATHAM, N.Y., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fourth annual 2015 [...]

May 6, 2015|

In Loving Memory of Ladybelle

by Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates. The Grande Dame of Equine Advocates has Passed. Friday, February 13, 2015 will be remembered both as a very sad day but also as a day [...]

February 16, 2015|

Equine Advocates Receives Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has awarded Accredited Status to Equine Advocates. We are amongst only 42 approved organizations that have received this important recognition. With this honor, Equine [...]

January 15, 2015|

Support Equine Advocates when you shop Amazon with AmazonSmile

If you haven’t already selected us as your charity through the below link to the AmazonSmile Foundation, please take a minute to do it now. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Equine Advocates [...]

November 18, 2014|

Chattanoogan Article on Tennessee Walking Horses by Roy Exum

Please take some time to read this important column by Roy Exum which appeared in yesterday's Chattanoogan about the barbaric "Big Lick" and horrendous treatment of Tennessee Walking Horses. Despite the fact that most Americans [...]

November 7, 2014|

GO, BOBBY GO!

Former NYC Carriage Horse Continues His Victory Gallop Through Cyberspace! Our gallant Bobby II Freedom continues to gallop through cyberspace spreading the word of his momentous rescue from slaughter back in 2010 and the [...]

October 29, 2014|

In Loving Memory of Scarlet

Scarlet, a Quarter Horse PMU Mare, sadly passed away on October 20, 2014. Scarlet, born around 1996, was in foal when we purchased her at a Canadian slaughter auction back in 2000. She gave birth [...]

October 21, 2014|

What Do Horse Urine (PMU) and Breast Cancer Have in Common?

More Than You Think! In observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Equine Advocates president Susan Wagner and Canadian physician, Dr. Ray Kellosalmi, will join host Debbie Coffey on Wild Horse and Burro Radio tonight for [...]

October 15, 2014|

Online Auction for Designer Lingerie for Four at the Komar Showroom in NYC

Enjoy an afternoon for four at the New York City luxury showrooms of Komar, the world’s largest producer of sleepwear, lingerie and loungewear. Personal fitters/stylists will help you select an intimate wardrobe you will love. [...]

September 19, 2014|

Equine Advocates Newsletter – September 2014

Topics include Susan Wagner’s recent article in Saratoga Seasons Magazine on horse slaughter; her participation as a guest speaker on the brutal PMU industry at the upcoming International Equine Conference in Florida; the VIP Set [...]

September 5, 2014|

VIP Set Visit for Two for The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies

Please go to CharityBuzz to bid on an exclusive VIP Set Visit for Two for The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies to benefit Equine Advocates!  You and your guest will have an amazing experience! All [...]

September 2, 2014|

In Loving Memory of Banner

Banner, one of the loveliest horses ever at the sanctuary, sadly passed away on August 9,  2014 at the age of 29. Banner, formerly Bloodstock, had been foaled on May 9, 1985 in Kentucky and [...]

August 21, 2014|

In Loving Memory of Max Weintraub

Max was a great friend to Equine Advocates and we are so saddened by his passing. He loved horses and cared deeply about their well being. He was a sponsor of our beautiful, Dolly, a [...]

August 7, 2014|

2014 American Equine Summit Videos

2014 American Equine Summit We are pleased to share videos from our 2014 American Equine Summit, organized and hosted by Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates.  The information provided by our distinguished expert speakers [...]

May 9, 2014|

Blood-Horse Article on the 2014 American Equine Summit

Bill Heller, for the Blood-Horse, also attended and wrote the following article about our 2014 American Equine Summit. Read the article in Blood-Horse: Summit Focuses on Ending Export for Slaughter

May 5, 2014|

Susan Salk from Off-Track Thoroughbreds Writes about the 2014 American Equine Summit

We thank Susan Salk from Off-Track Thoroughbreds for coming to and writing about our 2014 American Equine Summit. Read the article: Survivors Frolic as Summit Tackles Slaughter

May 5, 2014|

2014 American Equine Summit Agenda

April 26th & April 27th The conference is now full. Please be advised that we will be videotaping all presentations and will post them on our website for your information and interest.

April 24, 2014|

In Loving Memory of Jilly

Jilly, a Mule, passed away on April 6, 2014. She was one of the sweetest, gentlest equines we ever rescued. In 1999, Susan Wagner went to a special Mule Sale at New Holland slaughter auction [...]

April 8, 2014|

In Loving Memory of Jeremy

Jeremy, a Quarter Horse, passed away on February 21, 2014. He was in his late twenties. Jeremy was one of two severely emaciated & neglected horses that came the sanctuary after they were seized by [...]

February 25, 2014|

Equine Advocates Thanks Great Americans for Ending Horse Slaughter in the U.S.

CHATHAM, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equine Advocates would like thank these key players in expediting the end of horse slaughter in the United States: Victoria McCullough, horsewoman and head of Chesapeake Petroleum Vice President [...]

January 16, 2014|

2014 Open Day Schedule

Come meet our amazing 85 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules and two pigmy goats on one or more of our 2014 Open Days! Our first Open Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 6. There [...]

January 10, 2014|

Hayden, the Dun-Striped Mustang

Please view our Special Video Message on Hayden! The story of Hayden, the Dun-Striped Mustang, has as many treacherous twists and turns as the Yellow Brick Road. Captured in 2009 during a cruel and unnecessary [...]

December 18, 2013|

Meet Hayden!

Hayden, Wild American Mustang from Cloud's famous Pryor Mountain herd, finds sanctuary at Equine Advocates. Hayden, a Wild American Mustang is the newest resident at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary. He arrived on October 1, [...]

November 11, 2013|

Give a Holiday Gift Donation!

Below are sample cards that would be sent to the recipient.  Please keep in mind that we can do a card for any occasion, including Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, Graduation, and so on! Make a [...]

November 7, 2013|

Meet “The Press”

Miracle mare, Press Exclusive, is retired at Equine Advocates The fact that Press Exclusive, a 17 year-old Kentucky-bred Thoroughbred mare who raced in Canada has been retired is not exactly news. What is news, however, [...]

September 27, 2013|

Equine Advocates Receives GFAS Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries has awarded Accredited Status to Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary      

August 30, 2013|

Lumina Open Studio – August 25 – Rhinebeck, NY

@ Lumina Edition Yumiko & Kenro Izu of Lumina would like to have the pleasure of your attendance at their Open Studio on Sunday, August 25 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  The Studio is located [...]

August 15, 2013|

PricewaterhouseCoopers Community Service Day at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary

More than 40 staff members of PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Albany office came to volunteer at the sanctuary on July 22nd for a full day of community service.  It was a remarkable day with so much accomplished! [...]

August 15, 2013|

Equine Advocates Gala – August 1, 2013

If you are in the NY Capital Region on August 1st, we hope you will be able to attend our Gala!  Ticket prices are $500 for front tier seating and $250 for regular seating. Front [...]

July 4, 2013|

Anger and Mass Confusion Abound as USDA Plans to Issue Permits for Three Horse Slaughterhouses.

The Equine Welfare Alliance issued this press release late last night about the imminent issuance of permits for horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa: http://www.equinewelfarealliance.org/uploads/USDA_Inspections.pdf This is all extremely mystifying given that appropriations [...]

June 28, 2013|

Equine Advocates Twelfth Annual Awards Dinner & Charity Auction

Please join us for at our Gala honoring Jack Knowlton and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY "In this historic year of celebrations for Saratoga Springs, [...]

June 13, 2013|

2013 American Equine Summit Videos

2013 American Equine Summit We are pleased to share with you videos from the 2013 American Equine Summit hosted and organized by Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates. Please share these on your [...]

May 9, 2013|

Robert Redford Calls for an End to Horse Slaughter

Robert Redford has come out strongly and publicly against the slaughter of America's wild and domestic equines. In a letter to Equine Advocates President, Susan Wagner, the legendary and award-winning actor, director, environmentalist and founder [...]

April 22, 2013|

In Loving Memory of Mariclare Haggarty

Mariclare Haggarty, a dear friend of Equine Advocates, passed away at the age of 58 on April 9, 2013.   For the past 22 years, Clare worked for the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), an organization devoted to the [...]

April 11, 2013|

2013 American Equine Summit – UPDATED

2013 Annual American Equine Summit Unites Against Horse Slaughter The 2013 Annual American Equine Summit will take place Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28 at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY.  This [...]

April 3, 2013|

In Loving Memory of Cabbage

Cabbage, a Pony, sadly passed away on March 26, 2013. She was in her mid-twenties. Cabbage was on her way to slaughter when she was rescued by Equine Advocates in 2001, along with two Belgian [...]

March 27, 2013|

EA President Susan Wagner Interviewed on Oklahoma Horse Slaughter Legislation

On March 23, 2013, Equine Advocates President Susan Wagner was interviewed on Oklahoma's popular radio show KOOL 105.5 FM by host George Plummer regarding the Oklahoma Horse Slaughter Legislation which would allow for the construction [...]

March 23, 2013|

St Patrick’s Day Fundraiser

We wish to thank Tammy & Ashley Barnard, Cindy & Sherry Kozel and all of the members of Time in the Saddle Club for hosting a great St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser on our behalf!  We [...]

March 18, 2013|

Horse Slaughter in the U.S. – Oklahoma & New Mexico, We’re Pointing Our Finger At You!

Unlike the UK, there aren’t currently any slaughterhouses in the United States, but yet horse slaughter is still legal, and several states like Oklahoma and New Mexico are actively pursuing permits through the USDA to [...]

March 6, 2013|
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