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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Wings of Eagles Ranch



Wings of Eagles Ranch
4800 Faith Trails
Concord NC 28025
704-784-3147

Tax ID/EIN: 56-2100632
Year Founded: 1999
Last Updated 2017-04-28

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
At Wings of Eagles Ranch, we strive to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children and adults with special needs along with the at-risk youth population. Through the use of therapeutic horseback riding and outdoor activities, all are challenged to grow and develop in a supportive Christian environment.
We are certified with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) and we adhere to their standards for safety and operations. Since 1998 we have of served the special needs community in Cabarrus County and the surrounding areas. Hundreds of riders have consistently taken part in our program since it began.

Horse-related programs:
Wings of Eagles Ranch is a non-profit (501)(c)(3) Corporation which specializes in a practice known as therapeutic horseback riding. Since we were founded on August 27th, 1998, we have been presenting organized opportunities for goal-determined educational riding lessons. We cater to a diverse demographic of the special needs and youth-at-risk community on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays are reserved for our school-based field trips for the special needs classrooms in the Cabarrus County School System and surrounding areas. The ranch offers anywhere from 3-4 therapy classes Monday through Thursday with 4-5 students per class with a daily participation of 25-30 volunteers.

Non-horse-related programs:
Wings of Eagles Ranch maintains a Challenge Course consisting of high and low rope elements, a climbing tower and two zip lines.
During summer camp, children participate in therapeutic horseback riding, challenge course activities, music and art projects. A stocked pond on our 88 acre property provides opportunities for fishing and paddle boating. They children also participate in gardening and cooking lessons.


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities
Minimum Age: 14
Wings of Eagles Ranch is always looking for volunteers to help facilitate a safe riding environment for our special riders. We are always in need of Horse Leaders (horse experience a must), side-walkers and barn help. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

Work days are another area where we are in need. From clearing trails, to building/repairing barns & fencing to helping us keep up with the Ranch house maintenance. We also have a community garden which is in high need of volunteers during the summer months.

Wish List Items


Horse Maintenance
Fescue grass hay, Wormer (12 month rotational), blankets for winter, fly spray, first aid supplies, rope halters, feed buckets and hay mangers.