Equestrian Inc.

Rating: 4.88 stars   64 reviews


4902 Timberlan Street Tampa FL 33624 USA


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.


During 2015 we took in 9 horses from race tracks and adopted out 6 horses to loving families.

Target demographics:

the unwanted horse population

Direct beneficiaries per year:

85 students and 47 community service people

Geographic areas served:

Tampa, Florida


Rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming horses. We also reach out to the community by offering Bright Future hours to high school students and we work with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department's community service program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been affiliated with Equestrian Inc. for over 6 years. This is truly a safe haven for rescued horses and ponies. Each horse is given emotional, medical and rehabilitation care individually as needed. These animals wake up each morning to a loving hand with hay and grain. They have a lot of pasture time to roam, graze and play with their pasture buddies. There is also a spring fed lake for hot summer swims ( such a heartwarming sight). Regardless of the surmountable expenses the founder and her daughter, board members and volunteers work daily feeding, cleaning stalls, making sure there is fresh water, bathing and making sure all are happy and healthy. Equestrian Inc. is an asset to the Tampa Bay area and they have made a big difference not only in the animals lives; but to all of us who have had the opportunity to experience seeing and caring for an unwanted horse become unafraid of life, learn to play and love the carrot treats and lots of hugs. Thank you EI.

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Equestrian Inc. is an asset to Tampa, FL. This non-profit horse rescue organization has a dedicated founder, trainers and volunteers that work very hard to make sure every rescue receives the proper care, training, medical needs, and rehabilition needs to give these beautiful animals a happy life without fear or mistrust. They start their day knowing they are going to be fed and let out to pasture to play with their friends. They have been given a routine, a purpose and a place where they receive lots of attention. At the end of the day, they welcome their roomy stalls and dinner.
Recently a new horse came in from up North that did not want to race, and his fate was not favorable. As a volunteer, to be able to see this horse brought in from a long journey and start enjoying his new life is such a wonderful feeling.
EI reaches out to as many horses as they can. This is a sanctuary in the middle of Tampa.
Come out and hug a horse - it will make you smile!

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1 person found this review helpful

This organization is wonderful. I have been associated with them for almost 2 years. Horses get really good care. The overall energy is relaxed and fun. It's obvious the horses enjoy themselves there and they are well loved.

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So in response to Missyn's comment, with all due respect, what did you do as a volunteer, did you venture to make the initiative to fund raise or other aspects to benefit the organization? I have volunteered at other horse rescues in Florida and they are not the vast green acres of Kentucky. Equestrian Inc is respectably recognized for what they have successfully done for 29 years. Some volunteers have no idea what it takes, tireless hours, and serious dedication to run a non profit. It's not just showing up, playing with and riding horses. Do horses die at horse sanctuaries beyond every effort to rehab them, absolutely. It's life. Equestrian Inc is successful, welcoming and very loving toward their well cared for horses.

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2 people found this review helpful

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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