Hi, my name is Anna James, and I am a student at George Washington High School in Denver, CO. I am in the International Baccalaureate program and as a part of the program, during our senior year, we each create a project to help the community. I have chosen to work with the Equine Partnership Program to help them raise the funds to purchase a truck that will help transport the horses and equipment. Having a truck to be able to transport horses is incredibly important to this organization. Hiring a commercial transport company to move horses is cost prohibitive and they aren’t always able to come out at a moment’s notice. Two of the equine therapy horses are senior horses– Jubee turns 30 this year! Being able to immediately get him to a vet if an emergency arises is crucial to the horse’s welfare. Additionally, being able to take horses out in the community to show the amazing work of equine therapy for mental and physical healing would be an added benefit to the program and the community. When it came time to find a cause I wanted to help for my senior project, I couldn’t think of a better cause to serve. I hope you will all join me in raising the funds for this truck and fulfilling a need of a wonderful organization. Thank you!
We have seen again and again the impact horses have on people who have a hard time placing trust in others, opening up, or regulating their emotions. That’s why we are committed to equine-assisted therapy as the method to help our clients on their personal journey toward healing. With that commitment, however, comes an influx of costs. Instead of an office, we must have land, facilities, feed, and staff to care for and keep our horses happy and healthy. Each therapy horse costs approximately $500 a month. That cost is completely run on philanthropic dollars from donors like you who see the need and the benefit of equine assisted therapy. We hope you will sponsor a horse– whether for a day ($17), a month ($500), or a year ($6,000). Our therapy horses are the backbone of our organization and we love them as family. We hope you open your hearts to love them, too!
Equine Partnership Program supplements between 63% – 100% of the costs for all therapy sessions for our clients. We believe that mental health and physical therapy should be available to anyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay. In 2015, EPP raised the money to supplement over 600 therapy sessions ($27,000! Our donors are amazing!) and we are looking to double that number in 2016 with your help. Any amount— big or small — makes a huge difference for our clients and their families.