Arizona Coalition for Equines

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Mission Statement
ACE members are committed to enhancing the lives of all equines in Arizona through education and assistance to the owners, and when necessary, the prosecution of persons who commit acts of cruelty against equines contrary to existing laws.

The goal of the Arizona Coalition for Equines (ACE) is to give equine owners the tools necessary to be successful in having all equines thrive in their care. ACE has implemented an Assistance Program to provide help on a temporary basis to eligible applicants. For more information, please click on the “Programs” tab. ACE is a 501(C) 3 organization. Donations are eligible for deduction as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes.





 The ACE Four Friends Challenge

Can you find three friends to sign up with you for a tax deductible $5.00 monthly
donation to help out horses in need? If you can fill the Four Friends Challenge, that
will bring in $20.00 a month to the ACE Assistance Program. $20 a month buys a
bale of hay. That will feed a hungry horse for five days. Come on Arizona! Let’s rise
to the challenge!!!!!!!

ACE Assistance Program Updates
Sharing and Caring

Where do your tax -deductible donation dollars go? Below are the stories of recent
ACE assistance responses to equines in need. Short -term temporary assistance is
available to eligible applicants based on funds available. Would you be willing to
commit to a monthly donation to help keep the assistance program available to
those in need? Arizona equines and their caregivers could sure use your help!


Your donations at work to assist equines in need!

Dixie loves horses. Battling a serious illness, it was a devastating loss when her own
horse died last fall. With her medical challenges, it was not realistic for her to purchase
another equine. When the opportunity to provide a safe place to stay and lots of love to
“Goldie”, a mare in need, Dixie offered to take her in with the agreement the owner would
provide her feed. To Read More of this story Click Here

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            “Goldie and ACE volunteer Michelle                                                          From l to r   Dixie, Goldie,
get acquainted over a bite of hay”                                                             Cindy and Michelle

 Answered Prayers: Help and a New Home

I volunteer at a ranch. When I found out two horses there were being sent to auction due to
budget concerns, I asked the owner if I could find homes for them instead. They are kind, sweet and
have great personalities, but both are older and can’t be ridden any longer so I was really afraid for
what would happen to them if they went to auction.
Thankfully I was given permission to re-home them and honestly I wasn’t too sure where to start
since my experience with rescuing animals has all been with cats and dogs. My best friend who is
a horsewoman started contacting people and so did I. To Read More of this story Click Here………

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 Another Day, Another Stray

It has become almost commonplace. Horses found wandering alone, in neighborhoods,
abandoned in the desert, turned loose when owners either can no longer care for them
financially, or just want to get rid of them.

Most counties generally have no designated community facility to take in equines that are lost or
abandoned, and if they are unclaimed, many if not most, end up at the auction. With their futures
uncertain, there is a high probability of a dismal end at slaughter. Equine rescues do their best to
help out, but the numbers are becoming overwhelming. To Read More of this story Click Here……

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 ACE Announces ASPCA Grant Award

ACE is thrilled and deeply honored to announce the receipt of a generous grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).  This grant award will be used to support the ACE Assistance Program to help financially distressed equine owners in need of temporary help to maintain appropriate levels of care.  ACE extends sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the ASPCA Equine Fund grant program for their support of Arizona equines.


In 2011, the ASPCA Equine Fund awarded nearly $1.5 million in grant funding to 165 non-profit equine welfare organizations in 38 states whose focus and expertise is concentrated on reducing the suffering of equines who have lost their homes or been cruelly treated. The ASPCA Equine Fund grants program seeks to award equine organizations who strive to achieve best practices, including sound horse care, maintenance of updated websites and robust fundraising practices.


To learn more about the ASPCA Equine Fund, visit www.aspcapro.org.