Pat Speaks About the Foundation

A video message from Pat Parelli, our founder.

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


  • Providing for the Future of Horsemanship through scholarships in natural horsemanship for youth ages 10-24.  Read More
  • Funding grants for the education of staff and volunteers in natural horsemanship and more to non-profit Therapeutic Horsemanship organizations that are providing much needed services. Read More
  • Aiding Horse Welfare through grants to non-profit horse welfare organizations to improve the adoptability of horses, provide for staff and volunteer training, and more.  Read More
  • Providing Equine Talent and Career scholarships to natural horsemanship professionals to advance their training and to help increase the number of natural horsemanship instructors and horse development specialists. Read More

I am honored to work each and every day to increase the impact made through the Foundation’s programs, all of which contribute to our ultimate goal of touching more lives through natural horsemanship education. ​Natural horsemanship is a special part of all our lives and as a natural horsemanship enthusiast, you know the importance of promoting love, language, and leadership in your horsemanship. The Parelli Foundation plays a critical and unique role in promoting and preserving natural horsemanship.

We at the Foundation are incredibly driven to affect lives for the better through our four program areas: Horse Welfare grants, Future of Horsemanship scholarships for youth, Career and Equine Talent scholarships and Therapeutic Horsemanship grants, including our Heroes and Horsemanship Initiative. Whether granting an equine rescue funds to provide horses with professional training or a therapeutic riding center with a clinic to help volunteers better connect with therapeutic mounts, providing resources and equipment to deserving programs through our Lovingly Used Equipment Program or seeing dreams realized and goals accomplished via our Career and Future of Horsemanship Scholarships, each of our programs is designed to make a long term impact on the horses and humans on the receiving end, truly making a difference in their lives.

The combination of our efforts is strengthening natural horsemanship-based programs and enabling us to fulfill our mission. We owe our accomplishments to you, our incredible donors and supporters! We need your support to touch the lives of horses and people who love them; continuing to “Make the world a better place for horses and humans through natural horsemanship education”.