Heart of Phoenix RECEIVES GRANT From the ASPCA to grow the Appalachian Trainer Face Off

Huntington, WV


Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue is very pleased to announce it has received a $15,000.00 grant from the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). These funds will support the Appalachian Trainer Face Off.

The ATFO allows untrained, often feral, horses to be rescued, trained and showcases by trainers across multiple states in Appalachia. The teams then compete and the horses, now with a great foundation beneath them, are adoptable across the country.

“We are so thankful the ASPCA decided to partner with HOP on this amazing, innovative program! This grant will allow us to bring in more trainer applications, to attract a broader degree of horse trainers, resulting in even better foundations achieved in 100 days, as well as the ability to secure well known equine industry judges and to provide improved and timely transport, vetting and farrier needs for the horses selected for the event. We believe this grant will allow for an increase in final adoption fees, number of horses adopted at the event and more funding raised by the ATFO, overall.”

  • Tinia Creamer, President and Founder – HOP

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