Desire Ministries

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

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Location: 12416 Seabury Lane Bowie MD 20715 USA

Mission: This organization is dedicated to adopting rescued and unwanted horses in order to give them a forever loving home and utilizes the horses to educate, mentor, and counsel individuals, children, and families through various equine assisted activities & therapies.
Results: Certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) to conduct Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning. Certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) to conduct horseback riding and horsemanship lessons. Proud members of the Maryland Horse Council.
Programs: Equine Assisted Mentoring Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Horse Sanctuary Horseback Riding & Horsemanship
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 68-0625415
443-623-5727
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My organization at The Big Purple Barn has had the pleasure of partnering with Kristy and Desire through both the after school program they offer and the special needs community they serve. The horses and ponies at our sanctuary have provided the opportunity to allow individuals and horses to connect. Every time, Kristy is personally involved, very hands on, enthusiastic and brings great volunteers along with eager and excited visitors! We love to work with them and look forward to a lasting relationship!

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

none at this time, this organization is still growing and finding it's place and I can see it growing and adapting to new needs as they are presented.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have witnessed firsthand how horses can impact a person's soul. They become a partner, a friend and help people do things that they did not think they could do as well as build confidence. Horses help instill confidence with their partnership. I have personally seen this over and over again. Kristy who started Desire Ministries is one of the most giving and kind people I have ever had the privilege of meeting. I have been fortunate to be involved with her since 2003 as my student, an employee and over the years become a friend. Kristy is honest, organized, has good business sence as well as she is very good at what she does. She readily shares her knowledge and compassion with others. I have observed adults as well as children enjoy learning from her. I have enjoyed seeing Kristy's dream develope and watch her continue to grow in the process. Desire Ministries is a much needed program which can help so many people and horses in the process. We will all be better for having her mission in our lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching how it has already touched many lives of both people and horses and made their lives better.

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

I want to see Desire Ministies continue to grow and expand so it can help more horses and people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Bringing horse and people together for the purpose of healing emotional issues.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I had to the pleasure of working with Krisitie at my barn for 2 years and I witinessed first hand her love and compassion for horses and her ability to instill that love and dedication to her students. Kristie ran a weekly horsecamp for children. The camp was designed to teach children how to care for and receieve riding instruction with her horses Red and Occi. She truly enjoyed seeing the joy that horses can bring to a young child.

During the time she was here, Kristie also adopted her horse Occi that she found at a horse resuce facility. You truly can see her love for those less fortunate. I know Kristie can do great things with her ministry and I wish her all the best.

Please support my friend Kristie as she pusues her dreams.

Celie Mann

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching Krisite in her role as mentor, teacher and instructor with her riding camp.

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

I would get more people involved to raise money for her campaign to reach her goals.

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