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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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Project HORSE, Inc.



Project HORSE, Inc.
20015 Great Falls Forest Dr
Great Falls VA 22066
703-517-6964

Tax ID/EIN: 26-2263132
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2017-04-06

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.

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:
Through therapeutic non-riding work with rescued horses, we help at-risk, traumatized and socially challenged children, teens and adults in Northern Virginia find hope and healing. We specialize in providing alternative therapy services to hard-to-reach clients and to those whom "talk therapy" has proven ineffective, with our horses participating as integral members of our treatment team and helping facilitate connections. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for both humans and horses by creating an environment of mutual healing and benefit.

Horse-related programs:
We provide non-riding equine assisted therapy services to individuals, families and groups. We also provide equine assisted enrichment/learning programs, such as after-school empowerment programs and social skills camps. We serve children ages 4 and older, teens and adults.<br /><br />Every therapy session includes one or more horses as well as at least one licensed mental health professional and at least one certified equine specialist. Our staff is trained in one or more of the following modalities: the EAGALA Model, the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCM), Natural Lifemanship (NL) or Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP).<br /><br />Most of our herd is made up of rescue horses which have been rehabilitated for use in our programs.

Non-horse-related programs:
n/a


Volunteer Opportunities


There are no volunteer opportunity listings posted at this time

Wish List Items


Cover For 60' Round Pen
Cover for 60' round pen: Covering our existing round pen will enable more client sessions despite inclement weather.

Fire Sense Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Infrared
Fire Sense Stainless Steel Wall Mounted Infrared Patio Heaters: Infrared heaters to be used for client sessions in the barn when weather is not conducive to outdoor sessions.

Kawasaki MULE™ 4010 4x4 SE Or Similar Vehicle
Kawasaki MULE™ 4010 4x4 SE or similar vehicle: Utility vehicle to be used for pasture maintenance, hay distribution and moving small equipment/supplies around the farm.