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Equestrian Center: Promote Wellness through Our Love of Horses

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
14 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Support the Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center provides year-round care to over 80 horses which are a combination of student owned horses, club teams, ICA and approximately 20 kind, generous and hard working lesson horses.

Since the 1960s, our lesson horses have provided a warm and welcoming introduction to the wonderful world of horses. We are always looking for friendly, well-trained and gentle horses to be a part of our program. The role of our lesson horses are versatile and work alongside our staff to provide riding lessons, educational horse seminars and our Guardian Angel volunteer program. These special horses are a key part of our overall wellness program. Participants can engage in the thrill of riding, enjoy relaxing in the peaceful outdoors and spend time bonding and connecting with the horses.   Many of our participants come to us as beginners and leave as life-long horse lovers. We strive to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment where students and community members alike can find a sense of belonging.

Our horses deserve the best care by their riders, farrier, veterinarians, and other equine professionals. We are continuously working towards ways to expand our program and support students by providing opportunities for all levels, providing supplies and program materials, and finding ways to reduce participation barriers and make Equestrian inclusive to all.

Your contributions, no matter what level, will help support the wellness of our students and horses. Larger contributions will help support continued improvements to our facility and program. Smaller contributions will help work towards our larger wellness goals and provide support to the individualized care and supplies each of our horses need. Contributions will help secure the best care and supplies for our horses and also be used towards supporting student development, equine education and wellness through our love of horses.

Choose a giving level


Horse 'N Around

Your gift of $25 can be used to help purchase or replace personal items for our horses such as fly masks, boots, grooming supplies, treats, halters and personalized tags/name plates. Contributors will get a shout out on our social media pages.


Spur of the Moment

Your thoughtful donation of $50 can go towards providing class supplies/materials for our educational and well-being classes such as One-Day Horse Seminars and Guardian Angel Program. Contributors will get a shout out on our social media pages.


Saddle Shenanigans

Your $100 contribution can help support replacing tack and lesson supplies as needed. It can also support purchasing additional helmets, riding boots and riding pants that are loaned to riding lesson participants. Our loan supplies help support students who are unable to purchase their own riding supplies. Contributors will get all the lower tiered perks along with their name on our website's "Thank You" section for a year


Horse Power

Your generous donation of $250 can provide support to our larger horse wellness items such as saddles, waterproof horse blankets, specialized supplements/grain and custom horse services. This can also help contribute to our larger goals that support our lesson program and well-being activities. Contributors will get all the lower tiered perks along with a thank you card.


Mane Attraction

You amazing $500 contribution to our program can help provide supplies that will support equine education and professional development for our student staff and student participants. The Equestrian Center partners with equine and veterinary professionals to provide hands-on learning and development opportunities for students. Contributors will get all the lower tiered perks along with a thank you card with a photo of their favorite horse next to the contributor's name.


Unbridled Enthusiasm!

Your extraordinary gift will provide significant support to our program and facilty development projects. The Equestrian Center continuously strives to improve our facility and programs to provide a safe, welcoming and comfortable space for the horses and all who visit and use our facility. In maintaining an inviting atmosphere, we encourage students and community members to not only explore the wonderful world of horses but we also provide a place for them to relax, hang out, study and feel like the EQC is their home away from home. Contributors will get all the lower tiered perks along with a personal tour of the Equestrian Center which includes a meet and greet with their favorite horse.

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