Equine Welfare Network Guardians


Informed Giving

With the advent of the internet and social media, it's more important now than ever before to ensure that equine charities are fully transparent and operating at the highest standards for horse care and service. Equine charities undergo in-depth evaluations in order to receive the Guardian designation annually.




Meet our Guardians

Click on the name of the charity below to view the charity's profile. Click on the Guardian button that appears on the charity's profile to review extensive data on the charity's programs, horse care practices and governance.

To designate your donation to a specific Guardian, click on the DONATE button that appears on the charity's profile.


New England

Draft Gratitude, WINCHESTER, NH

Foxfield F.A.R.M. Corporation, GRANBY, CT

Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc., WEST TOWNSHEND, VT

Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Rehoboth, MA

H.O.R.S.E. of CT, Inc., Washington, CT

Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, Naugatuck, CT

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Old Lyme, CT

Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, Woodbury, CT

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

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc., Salem, CT

New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc., New Canaan, CT

Ray of Light Farm, East Haddam, CT

Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME

Rising Starr Horse Rescue, West Redding, CT

The Equus Effect, SHARON, CT

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Middle Atlantic

Access Equestrian, Inc., VALHALLA, NY

Begin Again Horse Rescue Inc, Honeoye, NY

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., Buffalo, NY

Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farm, CONESTOGA, PA

Camp Hebron, HALIFAX, PA

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., BEDFORD, NY

Equi-librium, Inc., Nazareth, PA

G.A.I.T. Inc., Milford, PA

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

Gleneayre Equestrian Program, Lumberton, NJ

Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc., Brewster, NY

High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, GHENT, NY

Kali's Klub House Inc., Apalachin, NY

Leg Up Farm, Mount Wolf, PA

Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, Inc., Dover Plains, NY

Mane Stream, Inc., Oldwick, NJ

New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, Inc, Cranbury, NJ

North Shore Horse Rescue, Baiting Hollow, NY

Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Airville, PA

PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue, HARRISBURG, PA

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Pony Power Therapies, Mahwah, NJ

Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc., BERGEN, NY

R.A.C.E Fund, Inc., Harrisburg, PA

ReRun, East Greenbush, NY

Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue, Varysburg, NY

Special Equestrians, Warrington, PA

Special People United to Ride/Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft, NJ

Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue, RIVERHEAD, NY

Standardbred Retirement Foundation, Cream Ridge, NJ

Sunshine Horses Inc., Clay, NY

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East North Central

Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc, Elkhart Lake, WI

Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement, Emmett, MI

BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center, Harvard, IL

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

Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP, Maple Park, IL

Maple Grove Horse Sanctuary, PLYMOUTH, WI

Nature's Edge Therapy Center, Rice Lake, WI

Out Side In, Inc., Grand Haven, MI

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

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

The Barn for Equine Learning, LOWELL, MI

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West North Central

Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc., Washington, MO

Haven Acres, HAMPTON, MN

HETRA - Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Gretna, NE

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

Refuge Ranch Ministries, BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN

Ride On St. Louis, Inc., Kimmswick, MO

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South Atlantic

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, Burnsville, NC

Bridle Paths, McLean, VA

Brook Hill Farm, Forest, VA

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

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, Abingdon, MD

Community Access, Incorporated, South Charleston, WV

Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Lisbon, MD

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Palm City, FL

Equine Rescue League Foundation, LEESBURG, VA

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Guyton, GA

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, Inc., Dunkirk, MD

Great and Small, Boyds, MD

Hands and Hearts for Horses, THOMASVILLE, GA

Happy Hooves, Inc., MARIETTA, SC

Healing Hands Youth Ranch Inc., WALESKA, GA

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

Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Lexington, VA

Hope Therapy, Inc., Middleburg, FL

Horsepower, Inc., Colfax, NC

Horses Healing Hearts, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL

Maryland Horse Rescue, MOUNT AIRY, MD

McCormick Research Institute, SAINT CLOUD, FL

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Clifton, VA

Pasture at Mercer Farm, CHADBOURN, NC

Prancing Horse, Inc., Southern Pines, NC

Project HORSE, Inc., Great Falls, VA

RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center, Clover, SC

Riley's Rescue Ranch, GUYTON, GA

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc., Greenville, NC

S.T.A.R. Ranch, Waynesville, NC

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

Second Chances Equine Rescue Inc, Hinesville, GA

Shining Hope Farms, Mount Holly, NC

South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Homestead, FL

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

Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD

White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue, Burkeville, VA

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East South Central

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

Horse Haven of Tennessee, Inc, Knoxville, TN

Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Lexington, KY

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, Lexington, KY

Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn, Leeds, AL

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., Kingsport, TN

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, COLLIERVILLE, TN

Special Equestrians, Inc., Indian Springs, AL

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West South Central

Dream Catcher Stables, Inc, Spring, TX

Equest, Dallas, TX

Healing with Horses Ranch, Manor, TX

Henry's Home Horse and Human Sanctuary, SPRING, TX

Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation, GUTHRIE, OK

Horse Feathers Equine Center Inc., Guthrie, OK

JoyRide Center, Inc., Magnolia, TX

Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, Spring, TX

Riding Unlimited Inc, Ponder, TX

Runnin' Free Ranch, ENNIS, TX

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

Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc., Guthrie, OK

Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Longview, TX

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Mountain

Blue Rose Ranch, Inc., Springfield, CO

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

Colorado Horse Rescue, Longmont, CO

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Longmont, CO

Dream Catcher Therapy Center, Olathe, CO

Eagle Mount Bozeman, Bozeman, MT

Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary, Green Valley, AZ

Hearts & Horses, Loveland, CO

New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding, Santa Fe, NM

Rosie's Ranch, PARKER, CO

StableStrides, Elbert, CO

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Pacific

All About Equine Animal Rescue, El Dorado Hills, CA

Animals as Natural Therapy, Bellingham, WA

Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center, Siletz, OR

CANTER California, Los Gatos, CA

Healing Arenas, Inc., ESCALON, CA

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Heavenly Horse Haven, Anza, CA

Hope for Horses, Inc., GALT, CA

Horses of Tir Na Nog, San Diego, CA

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Redmond, WA

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

NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center, Bellingham, WA

Partners Therapeutic Horsemanship, La Mesa, CA

Pet Place International, YUCCA VALLEY, CA

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

Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc,, Sylmar, CA

Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program, Solvang, CA

Saving Horses, Inc, Encinitas, CA

Solid Ground Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy Center, KLAMATH FALLS, OR

Special Spirit Inc, Shadow Hills, CA

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