Equine Welfare Network Messengers

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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. Only those organizations designated as 2017 EQUUS Foundation Messengers are eligible to participate in the EQUUS Foundation grant program.

Here are more benefits . . .


Only organizations approved as Messengers will be eligible for Messenger Transparency Awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 selected from among our Messengers by random draw. The drawing will be held on or before August 31.


The Messenger Auction Rewards program allows our Messengers to provide auction items for EQUUS Foundation fundraising events. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the auction item(s) are distributed back to the Messenger that donates the item(s). For more information, click HERE.


In order to be recognized as a Messenger, an organization must first join our Equine Welfare Network.

If your organization is not on our network and is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity, please CLICK HERE to join our Equine Welfare Network.

If your organization is not on our network and is not classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity, please CLICK HERE to join our Equine Welfare Network.

If your organization is on our network, CLICK HERE to log into your network profile and follow the online instructions.

Only organizations approved as Messengers will be eligible to apply for our grants awards. For additional information on our grant program, click HERE.

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Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance.

Messengers operate programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement; and/or operate programs involving horses that benefit the public; and/or serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies.

Messengers not only provide vital information to individuals seeking information on the services provided by participating organizations but also the means for participating organizations to share their best practices.

The Messenger designation is not an "endorsement" of an organization's policies and practices, but it does make a statement that the organization is willing to provide complete and timely information on their operations and services. The designation will appear on the Equine Welfare Network profile of the approved organizations.


New England

Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc., West Haven, CT

Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Rehoboth, MA (2017)

H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc., Washington, CT (2017)

Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, Naugatuck, CT (2017)

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT (2017)

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, New Haven, CT

Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, Woodbury, CT (2017)

Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Lincoln, MA

Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Middletown, CT

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc., Salem, CT (2017)

New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc., New Canaan, CT (2017)

New Hampshire SPCA, Stratham, NH

Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT

Red Skye Foundation, BETHANY, CT (2017)

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME (2017)

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Goffstown, NH

We Will Ride Therapeutic Riding Inc., Ridgefield, CT

Middle Atlantic

Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc, Honeoye, NY

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Buffalo, NY

Celtic Charms Inc, Howell, NJ

Chasing Rainbows, Harrisburg, PA

Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center, Medford, NJ

Equi-librium, Inc., Nazareth, PA

G.A.I.T. Inc., Milford, PA (2017)

Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc. (GALLOPNYC), Brooklyn, NY

Gleneayre Equestrian Program, Lumberton, NJ

Godspeed Horse Hostel Inc., AMENIA, NY (2017)

Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc., Brewster, NY (2017)

Heavenly Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Knox, PA

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc., Dover, NY (2017)

Mane Stream, Inc., Oldwick, NJ (2017)

New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, Inc, Cranbury, NJ (2017)

Nickers N' Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center aka Stoneybrook Foundation, Acme, PA (2017)

North Shore Horse Rescue, Baiting Hollow, NY (2017)

Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Airville, PA (2017)

PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue, HARRISBURG, PA (2017)

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (2017)

ReRun, East Greenbush, NY

Riding with HEART, Pittstown, NJ (2017)

Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue, Varysburg, NY (2017)

Special Equestrians, Warrington, PA (2017)

Special People United to Ride, Lincroft, NJ (2017)

The Thoroughbred Connection, Adah, PA (2017)

North Central

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc, Elkhart Lake, WI

B&C Equine Rescue Inc., Carbondale, KS

Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center, OXFORD, MI (2017)

Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement, Emmett, MI (2017)

Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred ExRacehorses (CANTER Michigan), Commerce Twp., MI (2017)

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

Handi-Riders, Inc. dba HorsePower, Sioux Falls, SD

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP, Big Rock, IL (2017)

Jeremiah's Crossing, Inc, Babcock, WI

La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership, Hokah, MN (2017)

Majestic Hills Ranch Foundation, Lakeville, MN (2017)

Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, LINN CREEK, MO (2017)

Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Zionsville, IN

Nature's Edge Therapy Center, Rice Lake, WI (2017)

North Country R.I.D.E., Esko, MN (2017)

Out Side In, Inc., Grand Haven, MI

People & Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS), Bloomington, IN (2017)

Providence Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Morral, OH (2017)

RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adoption Program, Marysville, OH (2017)

Refuge Farms, Inc., Horse Rescue & Sanctuary, Spring Valley, WI

Ride On St. Louis, Inc., Kimmswick, MO (2017)

The Farm: Where Living Things Grow, Inc., Fremont, MI

True Friends, Annandale, MN

We Can Ride, Inc., Minnetonka, MN

White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Morrison, IL (2017)

South Atlantic

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, Burnsville, NC (2017)

Avalon Farm, Taylorsville, NC

Bridle Paths, McLean, VA (2017)

Brook Hill Farm, Forest, VA (2017)

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Johns Island, SC

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, Abingdon, MD (2017)

CORRAL Riding Academy, Cary, NC (2017)

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Lisbon, MD

Dream Catchers Therapeutic Horsemanship, Williamsburg, VA

DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center, Inc., Clermont, FL

Equestrian Inc., Tampa, FL (2017)

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Palm City, FL

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Guyton, GA (2017)

Great and Small, Boyds, MD (2017)

Harbor Reins, Cary, NC

Heartland Horses Equine Activities & Learning, Inc. (HHEAL), Avon Park, FL (2017)

Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Lexington, VA (2017)

Hope Therapy, Inc., Middleburg, FL

Maryland Salem Children's Trust, Inc., Frostburg, MD

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Clifton, VA (2017)

Prancing Horse, Inc., Southern Pines, NC (2017)

Project HORSE, Inc., Great Falls, VA (2017)

Red Clay Ranch Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc., Lyerly, GA (2017)

Reining Hope Inc., SPRING GROVE, VA (2017)

RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center, Clover, SC (2017)

Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue Inc., Hardy, VA

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc., Greenville, NC (2017)

S.T.A.R. Ranch, Waynesville, NC (2017)

Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc (SMART), Bradenton, FL (2017)

Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc, Hinesville, GA (2017)

Shining Hope Farms, Mount Holly, NC

Star Community, Inc., Hagerstown, MD

Sunset TRP Inc, DBA Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center, Miami, FL (2017)

Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD (2017)

Unbridled Change, Boones Mill, VA (2017)

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue, Burkeville, VA (2017)

Wings of Eagles Ranch, Concord, NC

South Central

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH), Lexington, KY

Dream Catcher Stables, Inc, Spring, TX (2017)

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN (2017)

Healing with Horses Ranch, Manor, TX (2017)

Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation, GUTHRIE, OK (2017)

Horse Feathers Equine Center Inc., Guthrie, OK (2017)

Horses Offering Opportunities for the Future, Inc., Prospect, KY

JoyRide Center, Inc., Magnolia, TX

Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Lexington, KY (2017)

Kentucky SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center, Lexington, KY

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, Lexington, KY

ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, McKinney, TX

Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn, Leeds, AL

Redemption Road Rescue, Jackson, TN (2017)

Riding Unlimited Inc, Ponder, TX (2017)

Safe Haven Equine Rescue & Retirement Home, Inc., Gilmer, TX

SIRE, Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Centers, Houston, TX (2017)

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., Kingsport, TN (2017)

Special Equestrians, Inc., Indian Springs, AL

Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc., Guthrie, OK

Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Longview, TX (2017)


Acts 19:11 dba Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center, Elbert, CO (2017)

Ark Regional Services, Laramie, WY

Being the Change, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Blue Rose Ranch, Inc., Springfield, CO (2017)

Children, Horses and Adults in PartnerShip (CHAPS) Equine Assisted Therapy, SHERIDAN, WY (2017)

Colorado Horse Rescue, Longmont, CO (2017)

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Longmont, CO

Eagle Mount Bozeman, Bozeman, MT (2017)

Hearts & Horses, Loveland, CO (2017)

Horse Warriors, Jackson, WY

Hunkapi Programs, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ

National Sports Center for the Disabled, Denver, CO

New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, Santa Fe, NM (2017)

Nighthawk Ranch, LLC, Wheat Ridge, CO

Spirit Therapies, Las Vegas, NV (2017)

Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT), Tucson, AZ (2017)


All About Equine Animal Rescue, El Dorado Hills, CA (2017)

Animals as Natural Therapy, Bellingham, WA

California Coastal Horse Rescue, Oak View, CA

CANTER California, los gatos, CA (2017)

CRISTA Ministries - CRISTA Camps at Island Lake & Miracle Ranch, Seattle, WA

Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers, Marina Del Rey, CA

Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska, Anchorage, AK (2017)

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., Petaluma, CA (2017)

Healing Arenas, Inc., ESCALON, CA

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Heavenly Horse Haven, Anza, CA (2017)

Horse Heritage Educational Program, Valley, WA (2017)

Horse Power Sanctuaries Inc dba Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Lockwood, CA

Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego, CA

Humanity for Horses, Mount Shasta, CA (2017)

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Redmond, WA (2017)

National Center For Equine Assisted Therapy (NCEFT), Woodside, CA (2017)

NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, Bellingham, WA (2017)

Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship, La Mesa, CA (2017)

REINS (Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs & Strengths), Bonsall, CA (2017)

Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc,, Sylmar, CA (2017)

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program, Solvang, CA (2017)

Saving Horses, Inc, Encinitas, CA (2017)

Special Spirit Inc, Shadow Hills, CA (2017)

The Fund for Animals - Duchess Sanctuary, Oakland, OR (2017)

The Painted Turtle, Santa Monica, CA

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