Parelli is a community that gives back

The Parelli Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization focusing on education for the natural horsemanship community. The Foundation’s main purpose is to advance natural horsemanship education for students with the dedication and aptitude to become extraordinary horsemen, educators, or both. We offer programs and opportunities to individuals who wish to create careers around horses, as well as offering educational assistance to those focused on youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship, and equine welfare.

Pat Parelli’s dream has always been to give back, to help rescue horses, therapeutic horsemanship, youth and help talented students become the next generation of great horsemen and women.

The Parelli Foundation was established in 2015 and brought together an amazing team of volunteers and benefactors who are passionate about this mission of horses helping people.

You can help too by donating in various ways. Check out the foundation (click link) and don’t forget to nominate The Parelli Foundation when you shop at Amazon.

Our History

The Foundation was originally founded as the Parelli Education Institute, in order to further master horseman Pat Parelli’s vision to create a better world for horses and humans. In the past 30 years, together with his wife Linda and his team of instructors, Pat educated and inspired hundreds of thousands of horse owners, in person and through innovative home-study programs, to be the best they can be for themselves and their horses. The Institute became the Parelli Foundation in 2015.

While the Foundation maintains a close relationship 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 vision. To support our nonprofit Foundation’s effort, we need:

People who compete in specific disciplines and put natural horsemanship 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
In addition to scholarships, 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. To learn more about how you can help, visit our Volunteer section.

Your donation of any amount supports our programs including Youth Horsemanship, Therapeutic Horsemanship, Horse Welfare, and Scholarships for the Talented and the Career-Minded.