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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Our goal with www.specialhorses.org is to provide fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities, and community outreach for registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit groups involved with equine rescue, rehabilitation, and retirement.

Results: Since 2009, Special Horses has raised several thousand dollars each year to help gold standard, in-the-trenches equine welfare organizations carry out their missions.

Target demographics: gold-standard 501(c)3 equine welfare organizations with their rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming efforts.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 11 rescues by raising over $13,000 to help with their rescue efforts.

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: on line fundraisers (auctions, Secret Santas), promotion and marketing, creating brochures and flyers, and assistance with grant applications.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Special Horses began with one woman and one special horse who recognized the need to help other, less fortunate animals. They support all facets of, and many varied, equine rescue. There is always another idea and goal to meet. Plus, they put the FUN in fundraising using social media, with zany and unusual auctions that are eye-catching and attractive, even to non-horse people. I love supporting Special Horses!

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Special Horses Thank you so much for all your support!

Bonnie Jean W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Nice people who realy care about the horses. Respond fast and fix any isues with auctions. :)

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Special Horses 10/19/2017

Thank you so much! We appreciate your comments and your support!

1 Julia S.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful people doing amazing work to responsibly help horses in need.
They shine a warm light in a too often cold and dark World.
Bravo to Special Horses!
I'm a long time supporter and urge you to join us.

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

Thank you so much for all your support and generosity!

2 Pat_81

Donor

Rating: 5

I've come to trust this charity- so much so that I donate money and items to help with their fund raising. There's too many groups that are cheats, so it means everything to me that the money actually goes to the right people and horses. And, when your spokesperson is a horse and an adovocate for his fellow species, how can you not want to help Ted Peeplover!

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

Our goal is to be as financially transparent as possible so that every donor knows the proceeds support the equines and rescues in need!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Honest, dedicated and supportive of horses rescues! I have donated numerous art works to help with their mission to supply funds to needy horse rescue groups. I trust them completely to make certain the monies go to the group and not a scam.

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Special Horses 09/02/2016

Pat, thank you so much. Our goal is to be as financially transparent as possible! We also thank you for your generosity!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Special Horses is a fantastic organization that does so much for the equine community. There advocacy and work on behalf of horses makes them one of the more worthy nonprofits.

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

Thank you so much for your support!

1 Irene J.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are constantly working to raise money. There are no DOWN DAYS at Special Horses! They help several rescues and will go the extra mile for each one.

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

Yes we do, and thanks to your support, we will always be able to go the extra mile!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great job on raising money for several rescues!!! I participate in their auctions and always win the fudge!!

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Special Horses 04/07/2016

And we are grateful for such wonderful supporters like you, Irene!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A good, honest, diligent group who obviously cares strongly about what they do.

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

Yes, we do care! and we are so grateful for your support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Special Horses was very helpful for the non-profit equine rescue that I used to run. They were a god-send with giving much needed donations. So many smaller rescues are over-looked when it comes to donations. Special Horses provides a much needed service to them.

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

We do our best to the in-the-trenches rescues! Thank you!

Theresa G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always ready to help horses, this organization does not hesitate!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Diligent with tracking donations and communicating with donors, this organization also holds funds for emergency donations to other rescues in need.

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

Thank you so much for your generosity and support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Special Horses is run by caring, compassionate people who truly care about the lives of our equine friends. They very successfully ran an art auction for my non profit horse rescue and worked very hard to make sure it was a complete success. Three thumbs up for Special Horses !!

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Special Horses 08/05/2017

We are happy to do what we can to help deserving equine rescues!

1 Nina E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported Special Horses (as a donor) for several years now. Their umbrella charity raises funds for a group of charities that benefit equines in need. I think so highly of Special Horses that I look for items that would be attractive to bidders both on eBay (where Special Horses is often a beneficiary) and also for the online auctions that are held throughout the year by Special Horses. I have also donated money towards the website and for the Secret Santa fund for horses and other worthy equine causes that Special Horses supports. I own an OTTB like Ted Wells, and my horse is also a rescue who was at risk to go to slaughter when she did not sell at auction. To honor her and to remember all the thoroughbreds who have worked so hard, I often make my donations using her name (Princess Madeline). Her photo is attached. All horses should be treated the way my former racehorse is treated - with utmost care, respect, and love... safe forever. Thank you Ted Wells and Special Horses for looking out for our "brethren."

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Special Horses 08/05/2017

We cannot thank you enough for all your generosity on our behalf!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I own a rescued OTTB and I have an affinity to help horses - especially those who have come from circumstances similar to my mare. I appreciate Special Horses as they serve multiple charitable organizations for horses in need/at risk. This makes it easier for the donor to help while knowing that the money is going where it is most needed. I also appreciate the auction format that Special Horses so successfully uses as it makes it possible for me to donate an item of value when I may not be able to make a similar monetary contribution. I have also won items from the auction(s) and I have always been pleased with my purchase and the fact that I helped fund the needs of another equine. Special Horses has social media presence, and uses it to bring awareness to all the issues that horses at risk may have, including emergency situations, where funds may need to be raised quickly. As a seller on eBay, I am able to donate a percentage of the cost of items that I sell - to Special Horses - I like having this option as a donor, too! If I could afford to adopt a second rescue horse, I would be more likely to consider the equines of the organizations that Special Horses assists.

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Special Horses 05/06/2016

NIna, thank you, and thank you for all your generous help as well!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are a wonderful equine advocate that does so much for other equine charities and rescues.

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Special Horses 07/01/2017

Thank you so much for your support!

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Special Horses 10/03/2017

We are so grateful for your support!

2 Pamela100

Donor

Rating: 5

Special Horses is an organization that I trust and regularly donate to and participate in their fundraisers. They assist multiple organizations that home and rescue horses in need due to abuse and neglect and they rescue horses at risk of going to slaughter.

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Special Horses 07/01/2017

We are so grateful and honored to have your support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donate and participate in the Special Horses fundraisers. They do great work raising money for equine rescues, retirement, rehab and rehoming at-risk equine. I have never had a problem with any of my donations and all dealings have always confirmed me of their commitment to the equine and their honesty in dealing with all issues especially their fundraisers. I will continue to be one of their donors as I can.

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Special Horses 04/07/2016

Thank you so much for your continued support!

1 Laurie102

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I host a Public Affairs show on WIL in St. Louis & I had Wendi Neckameyer, President and Founder of Special Horses on as a guest to talk about the organization. Hearing her passion & learning so much about Special Horses, I know this is something I could feel comfortable sharing with my listeners. I am also grateful to Great Nonprofits because without you I never would have found Special Horses & I wouldn't have been able to help them spread the word of their mission &, believe me, their mission is one that needs to be shared.

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Special Horses 01/07/2017

Thank you so much for hosting us and for helping us share our mission with St. Louis!

1 Stephanie265

Donor

Rating: 5

From what I have seen with the posts on Facebook I can tell that this organization is a very loving, carrying and would go out of it's way to save and protect these loving horses and I am so happy and blessed to be invited and part of this group. I truly love all animals and I am happy that there is an organization that feels the exact same way.

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Special Horses 01/07/2017

Thank you so much for your support! We so appreciate it!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Your $$$ will be well spent when donating to Special Horses, they allocate funds to horse rescues who have many success stories. Their spokes horse works tirelessly promoting online auctions (I suspect he has human help at times) I have both won and donated auction items, it was a very easy process. I was very happy with the jewlry I had the winning bid on. I highly recommend checking their auctions, some great stuff shows up and the more you buy the more horses you help! Keep up the good work Special Horses.

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Special Horses 10/07/2016

Thank you so much! We try and make the auctions fun and the items appealing and affordable for all - so we can help more horses! We so appreciate your donations and your participation!

1 Vickie A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is truly a caring one - They support multiple rescues and organizations that that help and support our horses. They fund raise with donations, auctions (with absolutely unique and coveted items) - Bottom line THEY CARE and they support - they have HEART!

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Special Horses 10/07/2016

Thank you so much! Your comments mean so much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is so awesome. They go out of their way to help several other rescues. They have auctions for art, jewelry, and horse related items. Definitely worth 5 stars in my opinion.

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Special Horses 10/07/2016

Thank you for your support - it means everything to us, and to the horses!

Jimmy Pam W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have a rescue myself , these people are the "REAL DEAL"

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Special Horses 10/06/2016

Thank you so much! We appreciate your support!