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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

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

1 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!

1 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! ❤️

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!

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!

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?