The U.S.A Clydesdale Preservation Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the Historical Clydesdale Horse. We created the foundation because of their “at risk” status. Through our efforts we hope to educate the public about the breed's current plight and to contribute to the betterment of the breed. Currently the foundation has 5 Clydesdales that live in Gilbert, AZ. We have openings for 2 rescue Clydesdales and 3 presentation Clydesdales.
Through Rescue and Rehabilitation
* The USACPF wants to prevent the Clydesdales from being inhumanely or unnecessarily slaughtered. We communicate with and attend auctions in Arizona and try to rescue any Clydesdale horses before they are sold for slaughter and shipped to Mexico.
*All Clydesdale horses rescued will be cared for by USACPF trained staff and needed medical treatment will be provided by our local veterinarian.
*After rehabilitation is complete the horses will be evaluated. At that time a permanent adoption to an
appropriate home could be arranged. Few horses can be retained for USACPF to assist in the foundation's work.
*USACPF provides services for surrendered Clydesdale horses and their owners who are unable to provide care for their horses. After care and evaluation the horses are either placed in our adoption program or used as USACPF horses for our foundation's work.
Through Education and Demonstration
*USACPF provides an educational resource for colleges and high schools to enhance their equestrian curriculum and offers important information about the Historical Clydesdale Horse. When invited USACPF staff will instruct using our curriculum.
*The young women’s program provided by USACPF includes youth education about horse care, safety and offers beginner rider opportunities. Additionally, the young members learn about the Clydesdale Horse and become Youth Ambassadors for USACPF.
*USACPF and the USA Clydesdale Drill Team offers educational programs and demonstrations about the Historical Clydesdale Horse for 4-H, FFA, county fairs and other community programs.
*The USACPF and the USA Clydesdale Drill Team also attend local parades to demonstrate and educate the public about this beautiful, historical, and rare breed.
*USACPF provides resources for first time Clydesdale owners and Clydesdale breeders who are new to Arizona. Additionally, we offer information about how to help the Clydesdale Horse adapt to their new environment.
*The USACPF is in the process of providing information to 8 other countries about our efforts to help conserve, propagate, and preserve the Historical Clydesdale Horse. We are attempting to enhance global communication about the declining population, genetic issues and other difficulties in sustaining the Clydesdale breed.
- Playtime at Horseshoe Park
- City trail rides
- County and state fair Clydesdale exhibits
- Horse exhibitions
- High school and college educational speaking
- 4-H presentations
- Farm “meet a Clydesdale day”
- School field trips for youth
- Volunteer day for special needs students
- Fund raising events
- Bathe a Clydesdale day (parent child activity)
- Volunteer BBQ
- Board member volunteer day