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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Our goal with www.specialhorses.org is to provide fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities, and community outreach for registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit groups involved with equine rescue, rehabilitation, and retirement.

Results: Since 2009, Special Horses has raised several thousand dollars each year to help gold standard, in-the-trenches equine welfare organizations carry out their missions.

Target demographics: gold-standard 501(c)3 equine welfare organizations with their rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming efforts.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 11 rescues by raising over $13,000 to help with their rescue efforts.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: on line fundraisers (auctions, Secret Santas), promotion and marketing, creating brochures and flyers, and assistance with grant applications.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Laurie102

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I host a Public Affairs show on WIL in St. Louis & I had Wendi Neckameyer, President and Founder of Special Horses on as a guest to talk about the organization. Hearing her passion & learning so much about Special Horses, I know this is something I could feel comfortable sharing with my listeners. I am also grateful to Great Nonprofits because without you I never would have found Special Horses & I wouldn't have been able to help them spread the word of their mission &, believe me, their mission is one that needs to be shared.

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Special Horses Thank you so much for hosting us and for helping us share our mission with St. Louis!

Stephanie265

Donor

Rating: 5

From what I have seen with the posts on Facebook I can tell that this organization is a very loving, carrying and would go out of it's way to save and protect these loving horses and I am so happy and blessed to be invited and part of this group. I truly love all animals and I am happy that there is an organization that feels the exact same way.

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Special Horses 01/07/2017

Thank you so much for your support! We so appreciate it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Your $$$ will be well spent when donating to Special Horses, they allocate funds to horse rescues who have many success stories. Their spokes horse works tirelessly promoting online auctions (I suspect he has human help at times) I have both won and donated auction items, it was a very easy process. I was very happy with the jewlry I had the winning bid on. I highly recommend checking their auctions, some great stuff shows up and the more you buy the more horses you help! Keep up the good work Special Horses.

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Special Horses 10/07/2016

Thank you so much! We try and make the auctions fun and the items appealing and affordable for all - so we can help more horses! We so appreciate your donations and your participation!

Vickie A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is truly a caring one - They support multiple rescues and organizations that that help and support our horses. They fund raise with donations, auctions (with absolutely unique and coveted items) - Bottom line THEY CARE and they support - they have HEART!

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Special Horses 10/07/2016

Thank you so much! Your comments mean so much!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is so awesome. They go out of their way to help several other rescues. They have auctions for art, jewelry, and horse related items. Definitely worth 5 stars in my opinion.

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Special Horses 10/07/2016

Thank you for your support - it means everything to us, and to the horses!

Jimmy Pam W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have a rescue myself , these people are the "REAL DEAL"

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Special Horses 10/06/2016

Thank you so much! We appreciate your support!

Pat_81

Donor

Rating: 5

Honest, dedicated and supportive of horses rescues! I have donated numerous art works to help with their mission to supply funds to needy horse rescue groups. I trust them completely to make certain the monies go to the group and not a scam.

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Special Horses 09/02/2016

Pat, thank you so much. Our goal is to be as financially transparent as possible! We also thank you for your generosity!

Bright F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Special Horses always goes above and beyond for the equine charities they support. They hold fundraisers, auctions, and advocate for legislation to improve the lives of all horses in our country. They have supported our charity for many years and are tireless in their support of equine in need.
Bev D
Bright Futures Farm

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Special Horses 09/02/2016

And we are proud and honored to support Bright Futures Farm!

1 Laura M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have a dear friend that runs a 501(c)(3) horse rescue in Pennsylvania, and Special Horses nonprofit has tirelessly raised funds to help her save horses. They hold online fundraisers and auctions on social media, and the money they've raised helps pay for the rescued horse's care, veterinary expenses, dental, and farrier. This is an excellent nonprofit!

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Special Horses 05/06/2016

Laura, we are also appreciative of your efforts to help Bright Futures Farm! Thank you!

June E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent and the money really goes to the horse rescues. Thank you Special Horses!

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Special Horses 05/06/2016

Thank you, June! And yes, we are committed to financial transparency!