In 2006, Sydney Knott, along with her family members, founded the non-profit, Horses4Heroes, Inc. to make horseback riding affordable for, and accessible to, the heroes in our community and their families. Today, the organization has affiliates throughout the country. Horses4Heroes is the two-time winner of the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride Challenge!
In June 2017, Ms. Knott was named the Equine Industry Vision Award winner, an annual award presented by American Horse Publications and sponsored by Zoetis. Ms. Knott is a 1978 graduate from the University of Southern California and is an award-winning practicing public relations professional with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. She resides in Las Vegas with her husband, William Cunningham, a Vietnam Veteran, and former Navy Seabee.