Who we are
The Horse Prayer is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in July 2017. The board of directors worked hard to build community relationships, seek out volunteers, fundraise, solicit donors, identify and obtain horses that met the requirements for our program, gained experience by participating in similar equine-assisted learning (EAL) facilities in WA state, completed staff training and certification, and prepared the horses for their work.
The Horse Prayer opened its doors to eager students in the fall of 2019. The season kicked off with a day camp that was held in collaboration with Kim Iverson and Summit Pacific Medical Center. Students and families gave positive reviews which fueled the hope for our future.
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How we are supported
The Horse Prayer began as a dream. To honor and show support of that dream, Ron Patrick, owner of Patrick Farms LLC, took on the endeavor of building the beautiful barn and arena that houses THP. Patrick Farms LLC generously donates the lease of this facility and for that we are grateful!
We are further supported by community sponsors, grants we receive and through fundraising. These funds provide all of the operational needs of THP and allow us to offer participant scholarships. It is our desire to make our programs accessible to all families, regardless of financial status. We determine scholarship eligibility using the National Poverty guidelines. Each of our board members, staff, and community volunteers give their time freely to our programs.
What makes us different from other non-profits? The main way is that our programs utilize live animals. Part of the operational budget includes the feed and care for our horse team. As the only "paid staff", these special equine assistants are the heart of our organization. Without them, we would have nothing to offer. By sponsoring them, you are supporting the mission to empower individuals with disabilities through equine-assisted activities.