The Foundation for the Horse, whose mission is to improve the welfare of horses, has announced the appointment of Summer Wyatt as development officer, effective immediately.

A nonprofit executive with progressive experience in philanthropic leadership and program management, Wyatt is responsible for engaging current and prospective donors throughout the Southeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the U.S. to cultivate relationships and invite financial support of The Foundation’s mission.

“We are delighted to have Summer join our Foundation development team in this newly created position to support the continued growth of the AAEP’s charitable arm,” said David Foley, executive director of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Wyatt most recently served as executive director of the Parelli Foundation, which promotes and preserves natural horsemanship through scholarships and grants to equine therapies, veterans and youth. She previously held management positions in the areas of animal welfare, community engagement and event management.

Wyatt, who was raised with and continues to own and show American Saddlebreds, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Biology from Concord University in Athens, W.Va. She can be reached at

About The Foundation for the Horse
Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and Benevolence. Governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders, The Foundation awards over $700,000 annually in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit

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