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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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CORRAL Riding Academy



CORRAL Riding Academy
3620 Kildaire Farms Rd.
Cary NC 27518
919-355-2090

Tax ID/EIN: 26-3122904
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2017-07-06

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.

80% 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:
CORRAL seeks to pair at-risk girls with rescued horses to promote healing, transformational growth, and ultimately, lasting life-change.

Horse-related programs:
The CORRAL Riding Academy is a faith based youth-serving nonprofit operating out of Cary, North Carolina and serving residents of Wake County. This program’s mission pairs at-risk girls between the ages of eleven and eighteen with rescued horses to promote healing, transformational growth, and ultimately, lasting life change. <br /><br />Most participants have experienced significant trauma, neglect, and/or abuse which have affected their emotional and mental health, and over 70% of participants live at or below the poverty line. These factors have affected the child’s ability to succeed, often resulting in poor academic achievement, untreated mental health problems, and negative behaviors. Left unchecked, these students are at-risk for teen pregnancy, gang involvement, juvenile crime, and dropping out of school which creates an even bigger problem for our community. <br /><br />At CORRAL, we believe that no matter where you come from, everyone has the ability to reach their full God-given potential, including our horses. Sometimes you just need a leg up in life” to learn how to overcome the struggles you have been faced with. The CORRAL Riding Academy provides an intervention program geared specifically for teenage girls to address these issues. CORRAL's multifaceted approach is based on five components: horseback riding, vocational training, tutoring, equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), and mentorship. These components are designed to allow participants to gain equine knowledge and skills, while also developing the behaviors, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in life beyond horses. CORRAL is intended as a long-term intervention for each girl, requiring at minimum a one-year commitment from each participant, and anticipating a four to seven-year commitment for each student with reapplication every year. The intention of CORRAL is to shepherd at-risk youth through their difficult teenage years and into college.

Non-horse-related programs:
All CORRAL programs are focused or directly in relation to horses, however, academics and literary tutoring, individual and group mental health therapy and vocational/job readiness training are a large part of our program as well. Since most of our participants are behind academically, tutoring is a large part of our program.


Volunteer Opportunities


Monthly Farm Days
Minimum Age: 18
Join us for a CORRAL Farm Day held once a month! Farm Days provide CORRAL with 'many hands making light work'. We welcome individuals, groups and business who are interested in partnering with CORRAL in a little light work and an opportunity to learn more about our programming!

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