Equine Welfare Data Collective
A collaboration that accumulates, analyzes, and reports data to enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines.
We’re a group of agencies working together to collect national data on equine welfare from transition centers, adoption centers, rescues, sanctuaries, shelters, and other organizations involved in equine welfare.
We are currently collecting and sharing baseline trends such as capacity, current population descriptions, intakes, and outcomes.
Most data on equine welfare in the United States is anecdotal, we feel we’ve done what we can with the data we have.
We understand the power of data and how it can vastly shift the dialogue around an issue and drive positive change.
Funders and industry professionals identified a need for accurate and credible data, we see it as our responsibility to understand the issues and provide needed insight.
We must measure progress and identify risks and opportunities within the industry on a national scale, so all organizations can develop impactful and sustainable programs.
Why should your group become a member and contribute data?
Results are aggregated and will remain anonymous with no identifying factors of organizations contributing data.
Your data contribution will provide for more accurate study results to help you understand and communicate the scope of the issues you are tackling, better serve your community, and become a benchmark among industry leaders.
Granting organizations such as UHC, TRH, AAEPF, and ASPCA will be looking for your contribution to the EWDC as part of their funding considerations.
Contributing organizations are the first to receive results from the data collected and are given an EWDC member badge for their website to publicly demonstrate their commitment to our mission.
We’re transparent about our methodology to encourage participation and produce credible data, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about our process.
Questions? Contact us!
Program Manager: Emily Stearns
The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC) was created by the United Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEPF).