Brook Hill Farm, a non-profit organization, exists to provide rehabilitation focused services and safe haven for unwanted horses, while maintaining a unique opportunity for personal growth and equine education for area youth and adults
Youth performing on a Brook Hill Farm rehabilitated horse.
Helping Horses, Helping People
Brook Hill is unique as it combines horse rescue and rehabilitation with a therapeutic riding program. As an accredited member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, we have rescued and rehabilitated 392 horses since our inception in 2001. Along the way, Brook Hill discovered the magic of the combination of horses and people; how they inspire and enrich the human spirit, healing both body and the mind. As a Member Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), Brook Hill Farm provides equine assisted activities for youth and adults. Through hard work and love the participants care for and heal their rescue horses, and very often find healing themselves.
In 2012 the farm hosted 639 participants, volunteers and visitors in Equine Assisted Activities. We gave 6 college students college credit for internships rehabilitating horses and working with the participants in the therapeutic riding program. We rehabilitated 52 horses this year, and the United Neigh program worked with 15 at risk teens 3 days a week helping them to develop life skills, enabling them to have success in school. The horse sponsorship program expanded, giving horse education to many adults in the community. In 2012 the farm hosted its popular one day hands on learning clinic for groups such as an alternative PE group, local 4-H groups, and others to let everyone know of the plight of the unwanted horse. A win-win situation for people and horses!
Our programs are growing, as there is a great need for both horse rescue and therapeutic riding opportunities. We have begun our facility renovation - providing more space to house our horses, and more space to hold our programs. It is because of you that we are successful! Please take the time to look through our website to see all the things we are doing! If you want to support us and become a part of the Brook Hill Family, click here to find out how you can help us continue to be a success.
Monday - Friday
3:00 to 6:00 pm
or by appointment:
Help us to raise funds for our building addition -we are under roof, but have so much more to do! We hope to enclose the barn and build the stalls in 2013 - please help us to reach our goal.
Along with our building addition for the horses, we are renovating some of the existing barn space into a much needed classroom, lab and tack room. We desperately need to add 2 handicap accessible bathrooms to meet ADH standards. Can you help?
Amy Saulter Memorial Scholarship
Blue Horse Foundation
Blue Ridge Equine
Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
Clark Charitable Trust
Windhaven Equine Clinic
Easy Boots, Inc
Epiphany Bay Farm
Fidelity Charitable Gifts
Horse Aid Live
Laura J Niles Foundation
Lynchburg Community Trust
Retail Merchants Association
Southern Air, Inc
William Charlotte Parks Foundation
Wrightson Ramsing Foundation
and all the individuals that have supported us this year!
Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Inc
a 501 (c)(3) organization
7289 Bellevue Rd
Forest, VA 24551
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