Our SheHeroes

Helen Meredith

In 1994, former jockey and trainer Helen Meredith, a native of Scotland, founded one of the first fully accredited Thoroughbred rescues in the country – the United Pegasus Foundation in San Jacinto, California “She is an avid equestrian that was moved to start the foundation after seeing a news story about the feedlots in Southern California. Watching once prize winning race horses being discarded and sold by their owners inspired Helen to start saving these noble, beautiful equines in her half-acre back yard. This became the cornerstone of UPF.” “Helen Meredith is the founder and president of the United Pegasus Foundation. Helen’s affiliation and love of Thoroughbred horses began in England before she was 16 years old. She then went to France and stayed there for 17 years and became an assistant trainer to Jonathan Pease. She had success as an amateur jockey, riding in over a hundred races in