“Helping create a better world for horses and humans through
natural horsemanship education”


The Parelli Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization for the natural horsemanship community that focuses on education. Our purpose is to support an advanced natural horsemanship education for students with the skills and aptitude to become extraordinary horsemen, educators, or both. We offer educational programs and opportunities to individuals who wish to create careers around horses. Further, we offer educational assistance to those focused on youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship, and equine welfare.

Pat’s vision has always been to help create a better world for horses and humans. In the past 30 years, with his wife Linda and his team of instructors, he has been able to educate and inspire hundreds of thousands of horse owners, in person and through innovative home-study programs. In addition to Parelli students who show by example every day just how effective the Parelli program is, we need:

  • People who compete in specific disciplines and put the Parelli principles to a very public purpose
  • People with the savvy, talent, and drive to lead other humans and their horses into natural partnerships
  • People who can bring the Parelli approach to natural horsemanship to all areas of the equine industry

The Foundation will continue the work of the Parelli Horsemanship Fund, awarding scholarships to deserving horsemen who will in turn provide education and inspiration to horse lovers all around the world.

The Foundation is also developing educational opportunities for specific audiences. Through the Foundation, organizations and individuals dedicated to youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship, and equine welfare can receive the educational information and support they need to provide their life-changing services safely, effectively, and naturally. To learn more about our specialized programs, visit our Programs section.

While the Foundation maintains a close partnership with Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Inc., we operate independently from the commercial organization. We depend on a dedicated community of volunteers and supporters to achieve our purpose and realize Pat’s vision. To learn more about how you can help, visit our Volunteer section.

Parelli Foundation

4400 North Scottsdale Road
Suite #9-904
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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