Horse Donations 

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:


Fresco                                                        Sinatra                                                           Bubblegum

Junior Hunter                                                               3’6″ Equitation Horse                                                        1.40 jumper

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 Tina Davey.

Tack & Equipment 

Stanford’s Equestrian Team is made up of 45 men and women who compete in Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Horsemanship and Reining, as well as Dressage. While Stanford appreciates a partnership with CWD and donations from Hermes that provides 6-8 show saddles, with almost 30 horses on the Team, finding enough adult-sized appropriate close contact Engligh, Western and Dressage saddles is difficult. In addition, everything from brushes to bridles, bits to boots are donated and put to great use.

Stanford also collects new and used schooling and show clothing to help outfit the many students who are on financial aid and/or showing for the first time. We are a non-profit program that survives on donations and student dues and the gift of tack and clothing is appreciated! All donations are tax-deductible.

Mailing Address
Stanford Equestrian Team
641 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305