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Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Horse ranch & rescue center

Target demographics: abused and neglected horses

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50 horses

Geographic areas served: Central Florida

Programs: childrens and adults educational riding clubs and a large program of horse related activities for all ages and abilities, horse rehabilitation services, volunteer hours for community, annual fundraisers with family festivals for the community to enjoy.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a journey.. who would have known that when my husband and I visited Florida a few years ago, as he ran the Datona 1/2 marathon, my choice was to visit a horse rescue ... we found dreamcatchers! You see, I too rescued ny baby filly December 2012, she was only 7 months old, nobody wanted her... she was supposed to be a paint, she was born a beautiful lil sorrel with a big heart. As a horse kid, my parents did not allow a horse, but I still rode at local stables. Now, well into my 50s ahhh!!! Feeling like in my 20s Brandi, my lil filly, found me. She had a few years of weight gain and growth, but after some pretty intense training in 2016, we have now relocated from northern Michigan to Florida... after all how were we able to keep up our training over the winter in Mich !! When my husband and I first visited Dreamcatchers there was a tranquil peaceful accepting feeling and you know the animals are happy. And appreciate life... In so much, that we moved, and my horse 1200 miles with professional equine movers to dreamcatchers... I will always appreciate how Alli drove me out to meet my girl on the gator, so I could meet her off the truck! Yes. I wad a stressed out mess... Alli understood. My horse is currently boarded at dream catchers, and while there has been a transition from 36 acres of TA grass, to Florida terrain, the winter has been spectacular.. we love the people the volunteers the trail rides and the continued training, and no snow!! The vet the ferrier all fell right into place. Oh, did i mention that Alli as a realistate person? She helped us find our Florida home , with 10 acres near the Ocala forest, so my husband can trail run.. and one day I can bring Brandi home. Yes we have a barn! And grass! Dream catchers is a must see... everyone is welcoming, I must include Brandi, ha ha... she has the same name as my horse!! who manages the barns and feedings for the animals is a very hard worker, call her, or anyone there for a tour, lessons, even if you know little about horses, they will teach you..Allison will help you find the house and horse ..of your dreams.. awesome place! XXOO FOREVER GREATFUL

Client Served

Rating: 5

To kick off Spring Break we decided to head to DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center, there we were greeted by several of the staff members and a very loveable dog named Georgie, We proceeded on and were introduced to a beautiful horse named Champ , who by the way was a complete gentleman , Our tour guide for the day was Melodie she gave us some background history on the ranch and told us that each rescue has a unique story and the care and love that each animal gets. My daughter and her friend rode a couple of horses and had just the best time ever. There was quite a crowd that day but we were treated with much attention . I just love what they do here and without them, many horses would not survive. We enjoyed feeding various treats to all the horses and just fell in love with all of them. We will be returning in the near future

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome staff and the animals are so well taken care of.

Yamilet A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found this place for my daughter to attend summer camp and she loved it. Everyone was really friendly. She has been taking horseback riding lessons there since and advanced a lot.
She loves all the horses there. All the work they do to rehabilitate the horses is amazing!

Doug42

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter bounced from one equestrian center to another... Once we found Dreamcatcher we have never left.

This is a family place with a great staff.

My daughter has progressed with her equestrian training and her skills with the animals increase with each lesson and camps.

We recommend this facility to anyone that is new to horses or experience equestrians who are looking for a new riding center.

The work with their rescues is out of this world. They have taken in horses on the brink of death and are now on their way to recovery.

The one that always gets me is the horse that was saved from the butcher auction. The horse was being sold for meat and was thankfully saved and rehabilitated by the staff at Dreamcatcher.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A great rescue and sanctuary that has the experience and competence to serve the animals that they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have numerous riding stables close to our home however I will drive 45 minutes to go to Dream Catcher every time ... My daughter wanted to take riding lessons the staff here is amazing Megan is wonderful. I love the fact that your not just a person getting pushed through they listen and take the time to do/show how to do it right. the money is going right back into the care of the horses unlike numerous other places around. We love Dream Catcher nothing compares to to the heart they have and the love for what they do everyday.