Since 1998, the Gleneayre Equestrian Program has been partnering at-risk children with horses for the betterment of each other’s lives.
But we can’t do this alone, we need your help!
The cost of maintaining one horse for a child in the Work to Ride program averages more than $25,000 annually.
Ways you can support the Gleneayre Equestrian Program at no cost to you:
- If you shop on Amazon, sign up for Amazon Smile. Once you are signed up, a percentage of all of our purchases through Amazon goes directly to GEP! Shopping at smile.amazon.com is exactly like shopping at amazon.com
- If you do any online shopping, be sure to sign up for iGive! A percentage of your purchases at qualifying online stores (Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Staples, Tractor Supply Company, Michael Kors, Brookstone, Nordstrom, and Best Buy to name a few) is donated directly to the Gleneayre Equestrian Program, at no cost to you. iGive members receive additional incentives from some stores including free shipping and additional promotions! For more information visit our iGive page!
Because GEP is a registered non-profit through the IRS, we are eligible to receive donations from iGive and Amazon Smile. We receive a check directly from iGive and Amazon Smile every time we earn $25 through the purchases of our supporters. Although it won’t cost you a penny, this small change makes a big difference in our programs!
The Gleneayre Equestrian Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through the IRS and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Any donation is beneficial and here are some examples of how the funds are used in our program:
$25 – purchases grain for one child’s project horse for one month
$50 – purchases the necessary grooming supplies and equipment for one child to join the Work to Ride program
$100 – purchases necessary classroom supplies for one juvenile in a court mandated ten week Equine Facilitated Learning program
$250 – covers the blacksmith fees for one child’s project horse for one month
$500 – provides vaccinations for one child’s project horse for the year
$1,000 – provides annual routine medications for an Equine Facilitated Learning horse
$2,500 – sponsors one person’s participation in twelve Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions
$5,000 – purchases a sixty day supply of bedding for all of our horses
$10,000 – allows a group of ten school children to participate in a thirteen session Equine Facilitated Learning program
$25,000 – sponsors one child in the Work to Ride program for a year
While providing thirty horses with optimum care is costly, we value our horses enough to care for them throughout their lives, including into their retirement years. We are doing our part to cut costs and maintain efficiency in our programs.
- We grow, cut, and bale our own hay at our farm and at neighboring farms. We feed approximately 5,000 bales of hay to our horses each year (with the price of hay at almost $10/bale, growing it ourselves is a huge savings).
- Our entire farm operates off of the energy produced from our solar panel field.
We also rely on great people who share in our mission:
- Burlington County 4-H Special Interest Program
- Johnson’s Corner Farm-Market-Bakery
- Home Box Office, Inc.
- Citizens Bank
- First Niagara Bank
- East Coast Equine
- Arthur H. Thomas Company
Through our programs, we serve youth with different needs:
- Academic, social, financial, or family challenges
- Emotional or behavioral problems
- Challenges associated with military families
- Learning disabilities
- Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Speech, visual, or hearing impairments