Our History, Mission, Profile and Philosophy
Founded by Vivian Grant Farrell, the Int'l Fund for Horses got its start on February 3, 2003 with a grassroots group of 200 advocates called Texans for Horses. Our success in Texas caught national attention and rapidly expanded to include horse lovers from around the United States.
The group incorporated as a not for profit public charity on September 16, 2003, under the name The Fund for Horses. As our influence reached beyond the United States, The Fund for Horses amended its name to Int'l Fund for Horses on June 7, 2004.
The Int'l Fund for Horses was granted 501(c)(4) tax exempt status effective from the date of incorporation. Our organization is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by its Officers.
The Int'l Fund for Horses is firmly committed to fulfilling our Mission through peaceful and lawful means. Therefore we will neither knowingly nor willingly participate in or condone, incite or promote others to participate in any unlawful or unpeaceful activities, nor will we harass, encourage others to harass, or support those who do.
The mission of the Int'l Fund for Horses is to promote the health, safety and welfare of equines, both domestic and in the wild.