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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: Our goal is to save as many as we can every year. We try to attend several auctions throughout the year to rescue before they ship to slaughter. Averaging at least 30 horses a year being rehabbed and placed into great homes.

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

63 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Cheryl P.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my mare ‘Joy’ from this rescue 2 years ago and couldn’t be happier with this horse. She was well cared for and is sound. A friend of mine also adopted from here and she too loves her horse. Erika is passionate about this cause and puts everything she has into these horses, all you have to do is visit. I’ve visited other local rescues that were more of a ‘business’...owners with cute cowboy hats on and drove new trucks...this gal with buy feed before putting gas in her aging truck if made to choose. #1 rescue. No doubt about it.❤️

1 Robin151

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of knowing Erika personally the past 17 years. The passion and commitment to these horses goes far beyond a job for her. She pours every bit of her life into her rescue and it speaks for itself in the amazing rehab efforts and results! Rehoming these beauties is the best gift she can give them! Adopt your dream!!!

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Erika is efficient and effective in her approach to equine rescue. She does a wonderful job of rehabilitating horses, and has a proven track record of placing them in qualified homes once they have completed their recovery. A hands-on, hardworking equine rescue!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure to be following Grune Heidi Farm Rescue for several years waiting for the right companion for me. Well, I found him and he's coming to his new home tomorrow! Ericka at Grune Heidi Farm Rescue has been wonderful with the process. Their compassion and dedication to helping these fur babies get a second chance in life touches ones heart deeply. Thank you for rescuing Shade. I will love him always and he will have a good home for the rest of his life. I will always support Grune Heidi Farm Rescue!

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Donor

Rating: 5

An amazing rescue. Heart and perserverance. They truly do whats needed for each animal they are able to help. Should be a 20 star

1 Melissa Bullington M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After meeting Erika and the folks at Grune Heidi, and seeing their passion and the amazing work they do with these beautiful horses, I knew exactly who i wanted to work with in finding our dream rescue horse.

1 Diane C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

In December of 2016 I met Erika and toured the farm for the first time. Since then, I have adopted a beautiful registered American Saddlebred named Jersey Girl, and a handsome registered Arabian named Highway from Grune Heidi Farm. I have volunteered there, assisted with rescuing, provided fostering and learned more about the plight of our noble ASB's and Arabian horses then I ever wanted to know!! Currently I am preparing to adopt another horse from Erika. Her transparency of finances, level of care, desire to educate the public, and her unending commitment to the beautiful forgotten souls is inspiring. I always make sure to donate whenever I can. I HIGHLY recommend you check the place out, you won't be disappointed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering out at Grune Heidi Farm Rescue for about a year. This rescue is amazing. Without a doubt, the horses come first.
Every horse receives an individual specialized diet, the best veterinary care and the training needed to become a great Equine citizen and Erika finds them the best possible home.
I wholeheartedly support this rescue.

2 Tina S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was an honor and an absolutely privilege to meet Erika at her farm today. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and has incredibly high expectations when it comes to her horses care. She knows exactly what she is doing and has a huge heart. From the minute I met her, I could tell how much she loves each of these horses and how passionate she is about them. The transformation of the abused and neglected horses is unbelievable. If you are looking for a place to donate to animals, look no further. This group is very deserving of the support it gets. Erika’s compassion and dedication to improving horses' lives is truly admirable. What an awesome rescue group Grune Heidi is, and what an angel of a woman Erika is! THANK YOU for all that you do!

2 Cortney K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

What can we say about Grune Heidi rescue??? Well, quite frankly... they’re AMAZING. The love and dedication, the hard work, and the beauty of not only the horses, but the farm, is truly a testament to Erika and her team. Each person we have encountered there has been a pleasure! I’m in awe at how Erika has transformed these beautiful creatures who were once at kill auctions into magnificent, kind, regal horses with the most beautiful, glowing coats I’ve ever seen. Our Spice and Copper are just stunning and we could not be happier. Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ive been volunteering for over 3 years and i LOVE it here. Erika has taught me so many wonderful things and i learn more and more everyday.

1 Bridget18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Grune Heidi Farm Rescue. I've been apart of this operation for 6 years now and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. She has taught me so much about Arabians and Saddlebreds. I'm very thankful to have the wonderful opportunity to board my horse here and to continue to learn new stuff everyday.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE this place! It's my second home. I have been volunteering at Grune Heidi Farm for 3 1/2 years and that's where I met the love of my life (Farah). I have been boarding Farah there since and would not change it for the world. She puts all of the horses first before her own needs. I get the honor of working with the rescues that come in and help evaluate them so they can get a loving home. The best part of being apart of a wonderful organization is that I love to see the transformation of the horses. It's an amazing feeling! I love Erika to death she is an amazingly awesome woman and I'm very fortunate to have met her.

2 Kim Sutherland C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Grune Heidi is where miracles happen. Erika almost singlehandedly has created a utopia for what some have tried to throw away. She has done this with knowledge and elbow grease not to mention a huge heart. It may not be fancy, yet the results speak for themselves.

2 Chris232

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue doing amazing work. This is one of the happiest places on earth! The horses are cared for and realize they hit the horsey lottery by being rescued by Erika and Grune Heidi Farm.

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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!

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! ❤️

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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 !!!

2 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!

2 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!

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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!

1 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.