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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

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We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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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Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc.



Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc.
1721 Blue Banks Farm Road
Greenville NC 27834
252-752-0153

Tax ID/EIN: 56-1778059
Year Founded: 1991
Last Updated 2017-02-05

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:
The mission of Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is to provide equine assisted activities and therapy to children and adults with physical, cognitive, or psychological disabilities in eastern North Carolina.

Horse-related programs:
Rocking Horse Ranch is a PATHIntl member center; our programming presently includes individual and group therapeutic riding lessons, ground school, and group activities in interactive vaulting and in equine facilitated learning. We have also recently initiated an off-site outreach program using miniature horses

Non-horse-related programs:
N/A


Volunteer Opportunities


Fund Raising Assistants
Volunteers are welcome to assist with planning and execution of the two principle annual fund raisers that support program operations. The Derby Dash Bash is held the first Saturday in May, in conjunction with the running of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby Week Golf Tournament is held the Thursday prior to the Derby Dash Bash. Assistance is needed to help secure sponsorships, and to staff both events during that week.

Lesson Program Volunteer
Minimum Age: 16
Lesson program volunteers work as part of a team with each individual rider. Depending upon their experience, they may act as either a horse leader, or a sidewalker directly supporting the rider. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one 30 minute lesson per week for the duration of the lesson session, to provide continuity for each student. A lesson volunteer must be able to walk briskly for 30 minutes in order to keep pace with a horse and possible help support a rider.

Wish List Items


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