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Grune Heidi Farm Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: It is our mission and purpose to educate the public regardless of being a horse lover or a horse owner, to rescue American Saddlebreds and Arabian horses. It is our intention to increase overall awareness of the dangers facing these magnificent breeds of horses in the United States today. We are focused on the prevention of abuse, neglect and the protection of American Saddlbreds and Arabian horses from the threat of slaughter. GHF strives to increase public awareness of these issues through the development of educational materials and the use of social media outlets.

Results: We have saved over 40 horses from shipping to slaughter

Target demographics: get these deserving horses a second chance

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 40 horses

Geographic areas served: saving American Saddlebreds and Arabians from shipping to slaughter and neglect all over the United States

Programs: education, knowledge of the care, and well being of horses

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Erika and Grune Heidi Farm are setting the example of what a reputable rescue looks like. I am happy to be a proud supporter of this rescue and of all the animals that have had the opportunity to come through her barn doors to find a new beginning! ❤️

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly a blessing to the equine community. The love and premium care given to the rescues knows no bounds.!! Would highly recommend supporting and adopting from this wonderful rescue !!!

1 Dr.KatieH

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue. Erika does an outstanding job finding, rehabbing and re-homing the horses. Any horses needing medical care receive it promptly. A horse is lucky to come here!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Grune Heidi Farm is a fantastic rescue. They take superb care of all their rescue horses, getting them the medical care and attention that they need. They make sure to provide a safe environment for the horses and provide high quality feed. Any horse is lucky to get to this rescue!

1 Melanie62

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited a few months ago and was immediately impressed by the love and dedication Erika has for these beautiful horses. I love this rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two very special horses from Grune Heidi. This is an incredible farm that saves the wonderful, smart, personable, and athletic American Saddlebred breed. They work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome these amazing horses. I will continue to support their efforts in every way!

Dawn174

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I try to volunteer at Grune Heidi Farm when my schedule allows which is about once every other week. I love going to the farm to see the horses and Erika. Erika is always welcoming and the farm is always clean.

Robin151

Donor

Rating: 5

I've known Erika Gilbert for many years. The dedication and determination Erika and Grune Heidi Farm Inc. puts into each one of these saves is truly amazing! Long hours, hard work and lots of love go into the process and the end results are something Erika and GHF can be proud of. Erika does an amazing job rescuing and rehabilitating these beautiful creatures and giving them a second chance at a real and happy life! The before and after pictures tell the story very well!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Erika for many years and have enjoyed watching all the amazing transformations. I've seen these rescues come from all over, in poor conditions and poor living environments and to my amazement, witnessed what her expertise, excellent care she provides to these beautiful beings and her genuine outpouring of love for each of them has done! I am always in awe of each transformation. The amazing work she does in her rescues is truly a blessing to what would otherwise have a negative ending. Kudos to Grune Heidi Farm, Inc!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Grune Heidi Farm rescue does such wonderful work in saving the horses from the kill pens and THEN rehabbing them to be the beautiful horse partners that they are meant to be.

Linda473

Client Served

Rating: 5

These folks in my opinion go above and beyond to help the rescued horses get back into shape,and find a home that is right not only for the horse,but the person adopting.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gruene Heidi Farms Inc has been doing an amazing job with rescue horses. If she could, she would save th all. Am very proud of the work they do by giving these horses a second chance of a happy life.

elissaberger

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this rescue! I have been involved with Saddlebred horses for almost 60 years and am heartened by everything this recue does to save and rehabilitate slaughter bound Saddlebreds. Erika brings these starving and injured horses back to their former glorious selves in, it seems like, no time flat. The care she gives them is unmatched. I am proud to support this rescue in everything they do. Even better.......Erika constantly communicates with the public and her donors about everything that's going on with each individual horse. Her rescue efforts are obviously top priority with her.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed with this organization. I have over 30 years in the non profit sector and over 50 years owning American Saddlebreds, the horse breed that Grune Heidi supports. This organization rehabs rescued horses and brings them back to the apex of condition before adopting them out to appropriate homes. Well worth supporting!

Mary379

Donor

Rating: 5

The work and dedication that Erika Gilbert puts into the rescue of the horses is truly amazing. You see the results each and every time one of her rescues is adopted. Not only does she rescues them from the kill pens but she makes sure they are going to good homes where they can finally feel loved and appreciated.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've seen horses come to GHF in the worst possible condition and I've seen what miracles Erika Gilbert does for them. This is an awesome rescue and Erika is an awesome person who puts the horses first b

Mitzi4

Donor

Rating: 5

I have loved my relationship with this amazing rescue....Erica truly knows horses, having been raised by parents who were also rescuers ....far before it was a cool or even "known" thing....she is my go to for knowledge and I have been blessed to send several horses thru her for rehabbing and adoption....her heart and passion for the horses is unmatched....many people say they want to help. Did you know even a small monthly donation can mean hay for these deserving horses?

Sandy138

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been priveledged to help Grune Heidi several times over the last few years. Their dedication to helping American Saddebred and Arabian horses in need is awesome. I especially liketheir Christmas Miracle mission. They travel to Pennsylvania to a high kill auction and save a few lucky horse's who other wise would have found themselves on a trip to the border. Erika and her volunteers bring these neglected and often abused horse's back from oblivion. Bring a twinkle back to their eyes and restore their souls. I will continue to help as I'm able and hope to visit some day.

Kameron L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this farm! Erika has the biggest heart and the most will power I've ever seen. She puts everything she has into this organization! To see what these horses have been through is horrific. I've seen horses come in and the expression on their faces are sad . She takes them in and within hours they start to change . Coming there in the morning and seeing all their happy faces will warm you heart without fail . You are saving 2 lives here truly . They truly are happy and so grateful that they have been saved . You can truly see it. I love everything about this place !!! ❤❤❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my mare Cheyenne from Grune Heidi Farm! They are an amazing rescue and take great care of the horses. My mare is worh her weight in gold and Erika told me she would be a good fit for me, as I originally inquired about another horse that was a Lil more spirited than a beginner should have. Erika was right and now after 5 years my horse Cheyenne has taught me so much. Love her too pieces and wouldn't no what to do without her!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Everyone at Grune Heidi Farm Rescue is very dedicated to the welfare of every horse that they help. The care given here is second to none! The horses are fed quality food and are given able love and attention. The people are knowledgeable and love to educate and share their experience. Any horse that finds its way to GHFR is Blessed!

Donor

Rating: 5

Grune Heidi Horse Rescue has a wonderful dedication to saving horses from being sent to slaughter. All of their horses receive the best care and love. This non profit organization needs your donations to keep paying the high costs of feed, veterinary care and up keep of these rescue horses as they wait to be adopted.

Chris232

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome place with the most awesome rescues! Love coming here to volunteer and nobody is more dedicated than Erika. She deserves 10 stars if that were possible!

Stephani N.

Donor

Rating: 5

I see consistentcy in the efforts to save and rehome horses. I have the utmost faith that they are honest, sincere and ethical in all their businesses practice and treatment of all animals in their care..