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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

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

1 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!

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.

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..

Donor

Rating: 5

Love this rescue. They are open and above board. Every horse I donated to was rescued. They post many pictures to keep everyone updated. You

Jennifer580

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All the horses are so well taken care of. She always keeps everyone updated on the care of the horses and how they do if they are ridden etc.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ericka loves what she does and loves each horse that comes into the rescue. She truly has the horses best interest at heart.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great rescue farm, I have the great opportunity to help out a bit on the weekend, these rescue horses are treated like high dollar show horses. They are so lucky to be at such a great facility.

Teresa96

Donor

Rating: 5

These folks are true friends of horses and are dedicated to improving the lives of these animals. Everything they do is 100% in mind of saving and caring for the animals they serve. Wonderful people, excellent non profit.

Debbie205

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a nice place---not fancy, but clean and well maintained . You can tell the horses are loved and well cared for. They are all friendly and groomed and happy. Erika is great. She was very easy to talk to, happy to help and answer any questions I had. She also discouraged me away from the horse I wanted because she knew it would not be a good fit and I really appreciate her honesty!!!! She already had a horse in mind for me and I now have him living with me!!! I had a few problems after I brought my new boy home and Erika was quick and willing to help me out so that the problems could be dealt with and me and my boy would work out and be happy. She went above and beyond to help and I really appreciate her!! I have recommended this rescue to several people and I just can't praise Erika and her volunteers enough for all they do for these horses!!!

Sharon184

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond to help horses in danger. They get the best care and all the horses are beautiful and healthy. A place you can trust.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ericka has a done amazing job rescuing American Saddlebreds and Arabian. She has worked diligently rescuing, rehabbing and retraining each horse in order to adopt them into new homes. These horses often arrive into her care severely under weight and spirits broken. Their transformation under her care is simply a miracle. Erika truly loves each horse. Through her efforts each horse which is in her care has blossomed into a horse with full potential to be adopted and provided their new owners with years of enjoyment

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never rescued a horse from GHF but I have boarded a couple of fresh out of the auction house geldings there full board. After a month our grocery needing, dull looking boys looked like plump, shiney pennies! I have seen first hand the quality of care and feed she gives her horses and boarders (and now rescues) and believe me she goes way above and beyond any other boarding facility or rescue I have come across. She digs in her own pockets when needed without a second thought. Horses are happy at GRUINE HEIDI FARMS!

Sean29

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Always the best cared for horses I've seen post rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a true rescue! No skimping on quality here. Only the best feed, hay, supplements, and training for the horses!