Equine Welfare Data Collective Releases Third Data Report


Contact: Emily Stearns

Equine Welfare Data Collective

Phone: 508-364-9673

E-Mail:  EWDC@horsecouncil.org


For Immediate Release


Equine Welfare Data Collective Releases Third Data Report


The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) is proud to announce publication of the Third EWDC report. Analyzing data between January and December 2019 from equine welfare organizations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, this report tracks traditional equine welfare custodial data like organization intakes and outcomes, and debuts analysis of non-custodial services such as direct placement programs and safety net services.


“Data collected by the EWDC is critical to understanding the number of horses in the rescue/sanctuary pipeline and helping the industry determine strategies to extend our resources to help as many horses as possible”, says American Horse Council President Julie Broadway.

Typically, EWDC reports are published no more than 1 year after a collection period; however, data collection and reporting was delayed as a result of COVID 19. The next EWDC report will be published December 2021 and hopes to understand the effects of the pandemic on at-risk equines and owners in need, as well as track trends across previously reported years.


All organizations that submit data to the EWDC are invited to attend the EWDC Member’s Round Table Webinar on August 20, 2021, at 1 pm EST. The Member’s Roundtable provides opportunity to ask questions about the most recent report, learn about what’s new in the EWDC, and provide feedback on current data collection and reporting. Email EWDC@HorseCouncil.Org to register.


The EWDC is a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance services for transitioning and at-risk equines. The Collective was created by the United Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and it’s program The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), the Foundation for the Horse, and US Equestrian Trust.

Participation in the EWDC is free, and all data collected is aggregated so no individual organization is identified. Organizations that contribute data are the first to receive the results and are given an EWDC badge for their website to publicly demonstrate their commitment to the mission.

To view EWDC reports or contribute data, please visit the EWDC website at www.unitedhorsecoalition.org/ewdc/ or contact Emily Stearns, EWDC program manager at EWDC@horsecouncil.org.

About the American Horse Council and United Horse Coalition

As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.  The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils. Learn more at www.horsecouncil.org

The United Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the issues facing horses at-risk or in transition. We seek to provide information for existing and prospective owners, breeders, sellers, and horse organizations regarding the long-term responsibilities of owning and caring for horses, as well as focusing on the opportunities available for these horses. Learn more at unitedhorsecoalition.org