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Lavin Cup: The Equine Welfare Award of the AAEP

To recognize a non-veterinary organization or individual that has demonstrated exceptional compassion or developed and enforced rules and guidelines for the welfare of horses.

Specific information to include:

  • Length of service
  • Number of animals that have benefited
  • What barriers have been overcome
  • Small, sustained acts over a long period of time may equal one large impact
  • Nominees must be acceptable to the veterinary community

Nominations will be accepted from current AAEP members only. Click HERE to download the nomination form.

Past Recipients:

2019 The Right Horse Initiative
2017          Ryerss Farm for Aged and Retired Horses
2016 Michael Blowen, Founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center
2014 Robbie Timmons, Treasurer, CANTER USA
2012 Christian Veterinary Mission
2010 Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad
2009 North American Equine Ranching Information Council
2008 Hanover Shoe Farms
2007 Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program
2005 Allan and Kathleen Schwartz, Days End Farm Horse Rescue
2004 Herb and Ellen Moelis, Thoroughbred Charities of America
2003 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
2002 Dayton O. Hyde
1999 Tom Dorrance, Trainer
1998 Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Inc.
1997 American Quarter Horse Association
1996 California Horse Racing Board