Haven Horse Ranch

Rating: 4.86 stars   50 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Health

Location: 7333 County Road 208 St. Augustine FL 32092 USA

Mission: “To assist each person with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction and therapy with rescued horses.”
Results: Since 2010 we have heard more than 80 children speak their first words ever. We have seen more than 55 children walk theoir first steps ever. We have been there as countless children sit or stand or reach or hug a parent for the first time ever. That is what we do, we help all children achieve their potential.
Target demographics: children with special needs
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 650 people
Geographic areas served: NE Florida
Programs: therapy for people with Autism, MS, MD, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, learning disabilities and more.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great things happen at Haven Horse Ranch...
How they help children with special needs is out of this world. .
Seeing the changes these children have made doing equine therapy is priceless. ..
GOD bless those who work and volunteer at haven horse ranch

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

Nothing

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

The owner is terribly rude and lacking in hospitality and good business manners. Staff is wonderful but the owner spoils the bunch...

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

Hide owner from clients.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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We do our best to see that everyone has a great experience here at Haven Horse Ranch, keeping our mission and commitment to children with SPecial Needs first and foremost. Regrettably sometimes we fall short of meeting everyone's expectations and we apologize for that. We will continue to do our best to meet everyones needs and expectations and hope that if or perhaps when we fall short, we will be judged on our total efforts and not just one isolated incident.

Rating: 4 stars  

My daughter has gone to camp there for the past 2 years and loves it.

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

To keep my daughter interested, I think allowing her to use more skills in the show would make the show at the end of camp more worthwhile to her. Other than that we love it and everyone involved.

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Unsure

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with the ranch both from a fund raising and customer standpoint this year. I am extremely inpressed with the level of professionalism that they bring to their approach to everything from fundraisers to therapy and lessons for the general public. Everyone there is devoted to the kids and really give of themselves to make sure they get the best out of their experience at the ranch.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son participates in the therapy program at Haven. In only four months time, we have seen great improvements in his posture, patients and confidence. He truly lights up every week as he see Fancy walking towards him. I couldn't be more happy with the staff too! We feel like family.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of visiting Haven Ranch and was immediately struck at how much Love, compassion and hard work goes into this facility. They are truly making difference in other peoples lives and are nothing short of a Blessing.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have visited Haven Ranch a few times, and just walking the grounds, meeting the folks and seeing the horse's, gives me a humble awww, feeling! Seeing and knowing how the ranch helps so many, is incredible! My mother in-law had MS, and over time, confined to a wheelchair. If we could have had a place such as Haven, what an experience she would have had! Mom didn't get the chance, but knowing so many others can experience the joy and knowing the confidence it instills is incredible! Thank You Haven Horse Ranch, for ALL that you do, and the LOVE you share thru the program of horses! So honored to know you, and see all you do thru HIS work!! Can't wait for another visit, and horse ride!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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