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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

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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Equestrian Inc.



Equestrian Inc.
4902 Timberland St.
Tampa FL 33624
813-407-6805

Tax ID/EIN: 27-0886432
Year Founded: 2009
Last Updated 2017-04-20

Public Charity


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

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

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:
We are dedicated to providing a rehabilitative sanctuary for abandoned, abused, unwanted or slaughter-bound horses. We strive to bring people who love horses together with the horses they love.

Horse-related programs:
The horses that we receive from the tracks are retrained in a discipline according to their abilities. Some are suited to jumping but the majority are to be used as trail and pleasure horses. Once they have completed their retraining they are put up for adoption. We are very choosy as to whom we allow to adopt our horses. The person must complete a detailed adoption application and then we require they spend a minimum of 2 weeks working with the horse at our facility. During this time we observe how horse and rider work with one another. Once the 2 weeks is finished we require them to sign a strict adoption agreement. We make unannounced site visits for the first year to check on the horse and his accommodations.

Non-horse-related programs:
none


Volunteer Opportunities


Handy-Man/Woman Volunteers
Minimum Age: 18
Keeping up on the barn and property maintenance is a daily task. We are always in need of fence repairs, building and barn repairs, painting and lawn and field care, among other property additions. We also are looking for people who specialize in roofing, construction or electrician work.

Fundraising And Event Planning Volunteers
Minimum Age: 16
Hosting fundraisers and events are a must to keep our rescue running. We are always looking for new fundraising ideas as well as volunteers to help us plan, manage and run our fundraisers and events.

Daily Barn Volunteers Needed
Minimum Age: 14
We need daily volunteers to cover our 2 volunteer shifts a day. Our AM shift is 9am-11pm and our PM shift is 4:30pm-6:30pm. Daily chorse include feeding, horse turn in/turn out, stall cleaning, grooming, water/feed bucket cleaning and barn maintenance.

Wish List Items


Equestrian Inc. Wish List
Hay - Alfalfa, T&A, Coastal; Pellets - Stock & Stable 10% Protein and Safe Choice, Sweet Feed - Horsemen's Edge 10%, Senior Feed, Beet Pulp, Bran, Pine Shavings or Pellets, Dewormers, Wound care supplies, Feed Buckets, Grass Seed/Sod, Fly spray, Pull-behind spreader, Tractor, Wood for fencing, Saddles (English & Western), Bridles, Pony size girths, Filing cabinets, Salt blocks, Needles and Syringes, Double ended snaps, Laptop, Stamps