​​​​​​​​​​​How To Donate A Horse

Required Materials

Donate Your Horse to FindlayIf there is a space available in the program, you will need to complete a donation packet which includes: 

  1. IRS Tax Donation Form 8283

  2. Donations valued at over $5,000 are required to obtain a qualified appraisal

  3. A signed letter of intent to donate the horse including a detailed description of the horse and registration number(s) as appropriate

  4. Vaccination Requirements Form along with all past medical history

  5. After reviewing the information and/or video, a member of the staff will contact the donor to schedule an arrival date for your horse.

  6. For horses approved to come in on trial, we ask that a negative coggins arrive prior to the horse's arrival or along with the delivery of the horse.

  7. After the horse arrives at our facility for a two-week trial period, the instructors will evaluate the horse and have a pre-purchase exam performed.

  8. By the end of the two-week trial period, a member of the staff will contact you to inform you if your horse has been approved for the program. 

  9. The following forms may be submitted after approval: Registration papers (if applicable) signed over to the University of Findlay. 
    For English horses: USEF, USDF or FEI show record from the past show season and the USAE Horse ID number or USDF registration number (if applicable).

Vaccination Requirements:

Prior to arrival, your horse must have all vaccinations completed. The required vaccinations include the following:

  • Flu Avert I.N.® Influenza - 10 to 30 days before arrival.

  • Rhinopneumonitis vaccine - 10 to 30 days before arrival. 

  • Strangles - The initial strangles protocol calls for a series of two vaccinations given three weeks apart, with annual booster thereafter. The most recent booster must have been given within one year prior to arrival. 

  • Tetanus - within the year prior to arrival.

  • Deworming - 60 days prior to arrival (please deworm with Ivermectin). 

  • Coggins - The original negative coggins, dated within the last year, is required for our files.

Horses will not be permitted on the property without documentation of required vaccinations and negative coggins.


Contact Rusty Miller at [email protected]​du​ or 419-434-6256 and provide a video of your horse. This will help us better assess the horse for the program and keep the shipping costs to a minimum for the donor


Contact Arthur O'Brien at [email protected] or 419-434-6367 and provide a video of your horse. This will help us better assess the horse for the program and keep the shipping costs to a minimum for the donor

Please be sure to complete all the paperwork before your horse arrives at our facility. If you have concerns about completing any of the paperwork or have any questions, please contact the administrative assistant for aid: 
English: 419-434-4859 or 800-548-0932 ext. 4859.
Western: 419-434-4656