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Equestrian INC.

Rating: 4.83 stars   47 reviews 1,527

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

4902 Timberlan Street Tampa FL 33624 USA

Mission:

Equestrian Inc. Horse Rescue is dedicated to providing a rehabilitative sanctuary for abandoned, abused, unwanted, or slaughter-bound horses. We strive to bring people who love horses together with the horses we love.

Results:

In the past two years we have rescued 11 horses and rehomed 5 horses. Equestrian Inc. is fundraising to buy the land we are leasing, but with 35 horses to feed it has been difficult to earmark money for this effort.

Target demographics:

the unwanted horse population

Geographic areas served:

Tampa, Florida

Programs:

Rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming horses; riding lessons; winter and summer camps

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813-407-6805
http://www.equestrianinc.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Equestrian, Inc. is one of the best equine non-profits in the Tampa Bay area. They truly care for their horses and put them above everything else. You won't find a better set of volunteers willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend donating to this wonderful organization.

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I have been a donor for several years as this Organization demonstrates a true devotion to animal rescue. The hard working Volunteers give it all so unselfishly. Equestrian Inc. Is truly a cause I believe in.

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Year after year Equestrian Inc. continues to be a wonderful haven for horses. You would be hard pressed to find a place anywhere where the horses are better cared for, more loved, safe, and above all HAPPY! Support Equestrian Inc.! You will be happy with the fact that you did!

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I have been with Glenda, and Equestrian Inc. for many years. I've also been to many other facilities, everything from boarding barns, to lesson barns, to show facilities, etc., and I can say that one would be very hard-pressed to find a facility with happier, healthier horses. Year after year we continue to build the facility, build relationships with vendors, and volunteers, we have had many extremely successful, happy adoptions, and I'm completely confident that the best is yet to come, all thanks to the tenacity, and tireless efforts of our president, Glenda, myself, and the rest of the board members. We are always working on projects to make our organization the best that we possibly can. I'm proud to be a part of Equestrian Inc.!

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I have been with Equestrian Inc. for many years, and it is a an absolutely WONDERFUL organization with all happy, healthy horses who are meticulously cared for. I personally spend countless hours doing work for the organization both at the facility and remotely, and I do everything that I do because I know the difference right and wrong, being truly charitable, altruistic person, and being in it because one thinks they can just come in from no where and do it better, and to try to present a fake front to all of their friends of being a truly charitable person when in fact they are truly not. We do absolutely E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G that we do for the benefit of the horses. Period. Glenda Smith is like a mother to me, and she is one of the few people that I can honestly say I would go to the ends of the Earth for and wouldn't think twice. Anyone who thinks anything else A) is an awful horse person who has no clue how to truly care for them, B) is GROSSLY misinformed, and C) quite frankly not intelligent... at all. How can I say this? Simple. The proof is on the wall. Equestrian Inc. has been around in the same location under Glenda Smith for almost 30 years. No one else in the bay area stack up to that. Also we continue to be awarded grant after grant. That isn't because Glenda doesn't know what she's doing, and it isn't because we as a core organization don't know what we're doing. I stand by this organization no matter what, and so do a WHOLE lot of other people. We all wear our hearts on our sleeves, and give our horses the best of absolutely everything we possibly can, and there just isn't anything more to say.

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Equestrian Inc is a non-profit organization that has tons of heart! The horses blossom at this wonderful farm with lots of land and the opportunity to "be a horse". I learn so much every time I volunteer and get the chance to spend time with these majestic animals.

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Equestrian Inc is a wonderful rescue that really puts the horses best interests at heart. The horses there speak for themselves and are all very happy, fat, and happy. The team of EI is phenomenal.

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Equestrian is close to my home and I volunteered. A great and compassionate organization of individuals who work tirelessly to help these beautiful animals who have been abused or abandoned. As a person who has rescued 2 dogs, I can tell you it is considerably different when the rescue is significantly bigger than you are. The folks at Equestrian take it in stride and I would hate to think of what would happen to these magnificent animals if they were not there.

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Running any sort of animal rescue is not an easy thing. Glenda and her volunteers give their lives to these animals. They are warm and welcoming and are truly appreciative of the help they receive. Caring for malnourished/abused/unwanted critters is labor intensive and $$$$$$$! Kudos to this place!

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My family has volunteered at the rescue a few times. We enjoy being able to help out the organization. They do so much good helping out the horses but can always use an extra pair of hands or an extra donation to help them do more for the horses.

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I have Volunteered with Equestrian Inc. for 3.5 years. So many animals have been saved by this wonderful rescue. All of the animals are so happy and are thriving.

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I have been volunteering at Equestrian Inc for four years. I also sponsor two horses at the rescue. This is an amazing place with dedicated and hard working volunteers. They are always in need of and truly appreciate any help. I started helping with almost no experience with horses. I learn something new every time I visit. I would highly recommend this non-profit.

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This is a wonderful organization with very hard working and dedicated volunteers and board members. The horses are very well taken care of and loved by all who come to the rescue. I learn something new every time I am there. It is located on a beautiful property with a spring fed pond and stream. Not only will you see horses but many adorable and loving barn cats. A great horned owl and rosy spoonbill can often be spotted and if your lucky a bald eagle.

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Equestrian Inc is an amazing place! I've been involved with them for almost two years now and wild horses couldn't drag me away! May of 2013 was a very difficult and emotional time for us after the loss of a beautiful mare we took in from an extremely neglectful home. Happily her 3 companions are doing much better but still have a long road ahead for recovery. The volunteers will cary on the mission and we will be working diligently toward changing the animal abuse laws in the state of Florida. This is an organization for the community to be very proud of!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to increase the donations from the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I began volunteering with Equestrian Inc in June of 2011. I was looking for a place to take horse back riding lessons, something I had always wanted to do a child but never had the opportunity. I attended a volunteer orientation and immediately was hooked! I've been volunteering and taking riding lessons since that first Sunday in June. This is one of my favorite places to be. It can be hard work but it is so very worthwhile. All of the people involved with the rescue are just amazing and I can't say enough about the horses, goat and barn cats! I'm continually impressed with the dedication and hard work of the board and volunteers. I would highly recommend this organization. Please consider making a donation to support Equestrian Inc or volunteer your time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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