How To Donate A Horse

​​The University of Findlay's English Equestrian Program's school horses mainly consist of horses donated by individual donors. The horses donated to our program range from top-rated show horses to veteran beginner horses.

Donation Process

  1. Contact Jill Paxton at or 419-434-5807 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.

  2. Fill out Horse Donation Application

  3. If there is a space available in the program, you will need to complete a donation packet which includes: 
    • IRS Tax Donation Form 8283
    • Donations valued over $5,000 are required to obtain a qualified appraisal

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

    • Vaccination Requirements Form along with all past medical history
  4. After reviewing the information and/or video, a member of the staff will contact the donor to schedule an arrival date for your horse.
  5. For horses approved to come in on trial, we ask that a negative coggins arrive prior to the horses arrival or along with the delivery of the horse.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. The following forms may be submitted after approval:
    • Registration papers (if applicable) signed over to The University of Findlay. 
    • USEF, USDF or FEI show record from the past show season and the USAE Horse ID number or USDF registration number (if applicable).
  9. Please be sure to complete all 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 at 419-434-4859 or 800-548-0932 ext. 4859.