Donate Your Horse

Every one of Stanford’s phenomenal horses is donated or loaned to the program by a wonderful owner looking for a beautiful home for their horse, impeccable care and a way to support the Stanford Equestrian Team. (All gifts to the program — including horses — are tax deductible).

Stanford looks for a range of horses from experience show horses to kind and patient teachers. All horses must be serviceably sound (Stanford has a Horse Health Care Fund that can cover regular maintenance like hock injections or Legend/Adequan) and, most importantly, safe. Horses in the program include:

  • 3′ – 3’6″ equitation horses
  • Children’s and/or Junior hunters
  • Quiet and safe jumpers
  • Short or Long Stirrup horses
  • Schoolmaster Dressage horses able to do at least 1st level
  • Western horses with rail, trail, Horsemanship and/or Reining experience
  • “Bombproof” beginner horses of any discipline

Some recently donated horses include:

1.20m jumper
Donated by Laurie Thomas
Nio Lux
Large Junior Hunter
Donated by the Coulter Family
Medal/Maclay Finalist
Donated by the Lobel Family


Stanford asks for as much information as possible on donation offers including name, breed, age, training, any health issues, special needs and reason for donation. After a short trial Stanford is experienced in helping donors through the donation process (while the IRS requires all horses valued over $5,000 to be appraised for tax purposes the process is easy!).

For more information on horse donations please email Vanessa Bartsch.