For years, Barbara Knopf has been running Luvs Morgan Horse Rescue with funding from gracious donations as well as out of her own pocket. She and her husband have poured their heart and soul into every horse that they have rescued from situations such as starvation, abuse and neglect. These rescued horses have in turn rescued veterans through a non-profit weekend program called V.E.T.S (Veterans Equine Trail Service). Barbara’s mission to help doesn’t stop there. She is also involved with Inner City Slicker, where rescued horses from Luvs Morgan work with disabled children.
For Barbara's compassion and commitment to making a difference, she will be presented with the February 2014 Wisconsin Heroes Award.