Brook Hill Farm, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, exists to provide rehabilitative focused services and safe haven for unwanted horses, as well as a therapeutic riding program for personal growth and equine education for area youth and adults
Helping Horses, Helping People
What do these two have in common?
Both need our help!
Brook Hill is unique as it combines horse rescue and rehabilitation with a therapeutic riding program. As a fully accredited member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, we have rescued and rehabilitated over 400 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 the 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.
Our signature program, United Neigh, addresses the high school graduation rate of At-Risk youth in the Lynchburg area. Participants follow a program that instills self-confidence, a strong sense of personal responsibility, recognition of the value of teamwork, civic responsibility, and real-life workplace skills. This is accomplished through a bond of trust with a horse whose background is, too often, just as painful as their own. Tutors are available each session to work with the youth on their schoolwork. A rule of the program is that horse work always comes second to school work. To date we have a 100% high school graduation rate among its participants, and most impressive a 100% rate of the participants continuing their education.
Our programs are growing, as there is a great need for both horse rescue and therapeutic riding opportunities. 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 help both horses and people!
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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The volunteer process begins by attending a volunteer. To see when the next scheduled orientation is happening contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the article about the farm from the latest issue of the Chronicle of the Horse - Untacked
Brook Hill would like to thank
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, for full accreditation of Brook Hill Farm, one of only 56 organizations in the U.S to get this designation. This accreditation is proof to all of our donors that their investments go to providing the best care possible to our retired thoroughbred athletes.
ASPCA, Rescuing Racers – $5,000 to provide for the care and retraining of older thoroughbred horses for equine therapy
Equus Foundation: $5,000 to help build our blind horse paddock and shelter.
Thoroughbred Charities of America: $5,000 to provide a better life for thoroughbreds after their racing careers.
Click here to learn more about the United States Pony Club organization
Rockcliffe Retreat and Lodge: for hosting our annual youth retreat
To visit their website click here
Amy Saulter Memorial Scholarship
Bedford Community Health Foundation
Bernau Family Foundation
Blue Ridge Equine
Brennan Animal Welfare
Build a Bear
Central Fidelity Charitable Giving
Clark Charitable Trust
Cobbs Mountain Farm
Cosby Charitable Trust
Windhaven Equine Clinic
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Easy Boots, Inc
Epiphany Bay Farm
Fidelity Charitable Gifts
Johnson's Wine Festival
Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Inc
Laura J Niles Foundation
Lynchburg Community Trust
Lynchburg Homebuilders Association
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Retail Merchants Association
Southern Air, Inc
United Health Group
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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