About Equamore

Equamore’s mission is to provide a safety net for unwanted, abused, abandoned, neglected, and aged horses who are without alternatives for their care, while fostering compassion and responsibility for horses through education, outreach, and intervention.

The Unwanted Horse Coalition estimated in 2007 that there were 170,000 unwanted horses in the United States alone. The GAO estimated in 2011 that at least 138,000 unwanted horses were sold and transferred across our borders to slaughter. The numbers of unwanted horses in our country is increasing due in large measure to economic stress. Many of these unwanted horses are auctioned for slaughter or die of starvation, neglect, or abuse each year.

Only a fraction finds sanctuary at places like the Equamore Sanctuary. Equamore Foundation receives numerous calls from desperate owners who can no longer care for their equines and from concerned citizens who see cruelty or neglect and are helpless to intervene. So many more horses are still in danger and could be helped with more funding,

We are determined through sanctuary, outreach and education to make “Hungry, Neglected, Abused… Never Again” a reality.

Where We Are

The Equamore Sanctuary and Foundation Office is located at 4723 HWY 66, Ashland. OR 97520. We can be reached by email at equamore@charter.net and by phone at (541) 482-5550.


Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity located in the beautiful Rogue Valley four miles outside of Ashland, Oregon. Our IRS Tax ID number is 46-2853049.

Board of Directors

Ruth Kennedy – President/Secretary
Nancy Ash – Vice-President/Technology Coordinator
Colleen Dumont – Treasurer
J W Lyon, Director
Diane Pace, Director
Abbey Paiken – Horse Care Coodinator

Advisory Board

Robert MacLellan – Entrepreneur
Alister Milroy – Professor Emeritus, Economics & Finance
Mary Eaton – Farm Owner


Linda Davis – Executive Director
Jesus Palomino – Farm Manager
Ignacio Palomino – Stable Hand/Horse Handler
Aron Ordaz – Stable Hand/Horse Handler