Nat’l Horse Days

Thoroughbred Birthday — January 1st

No matter what month Thoroughbreds are born, their birthday falls on January 1 in the United States. The universal birthday is August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere.

National Horse Protection Day — March 1st

National Horse Protection Day was created to bring light to the plight of horses in America and beyond who have lost their homes and need help finding good new ones.

Do you have the means and ability to adopt or sponsor a horse’s care? Perhaps you have spare time or an interest in volunteering at a horse rescue or sanctuary.

National Horse Protection Day was founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist/Advocate, Colleen Page.

Use #HorseProtectionDay to post on social media.

National Help a Horse Day (U.S.) — April 26th

National Help a Horse Day is observed annually on April 26th. Equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country hold events celebrating the horse. The events are designed to raise awareness and advocate for abused and neglected horses across the country.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals founded National Help a Horse Day to bring awareness and promote intervention on behalf of abandoned, neglected and abused horses across the country.

Use #NationalHelpAHorseDay to post on social media.

National I Love Horses Day (U.S.) — July 15th

With over 200 breeds, these spirited animals have given humans much to love. Their loyalty and devotion throughout history may only be a portion of the reasons to love them. Not just a means of transportation, horses cleared fields, fought wars, moved cattle and were companions on long lonely trails. They were a cornerstone to survival in a burgeoning nation.

Post on social media using #NationalILoveHorsesDay.

National Day of the Horse — December 13th

National Horse Day is celebrated every December 13. It’s a day to remember the economic, historic, and cultural contributions that horses have made. Equine enthusiasts across the country will get together on December 13 to show their appreciation for these majestic creatures.

Use #NationalHorseDay to post on social media. Source: S. Res 452 — 108th Congress

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The Fund for Horses is the single most influential lobbying and watchdog organization dedicated to the protection of Horses. Launched in 2003, the Fund for Horses works for horses through intervention, education and legislation.

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