Fund-A-Horse & Fund-A-Stall

Therapy horse and stall sponsorships help keep our therapy horses healthy and happy by offsetting necessary costs, ensuring the best possible care for our horses who work so hard for our kiddos. 

Meet our trusty steeds below and find out how you can play a part in their care! 

  • Fund-A-Horse

    Fund-A-Horse Gift: $8,000 

    Hippotherapy is nothing without our trusty therapy horses! We are lucky to have fifteen incredible horses, many of which are on their second or third career and provide our kiddos gentle, consistent treatment in hippotherapy. 

    We strive to ensure our horses are given the best possible care in order to effectively treat our kiddos.

    Your gift of $8,000 funds a therapy horse for one calendar year, providing: 

    • High quality feed and hay
    • Hoof trims
    • Routine veterinary care
    • Experienced barn handlers to handle the horses during therapy sessions
    • Supplies and labor for grooming

    As a Fund-A-Horse Donor, you receive: 

    • Commemorative plaque with sponsor name displayed on the horse's stall door
    • Periodic updates and communication on how your horse is doing
  • Fund-A-Stall

    Fund-A-Stall Gift: $2,500

    Just as important as our horses is the physical space they call home: their stall.

    We are so grateful for the renovated stalls our horses received in the Meyers Family Stable in May 2017. With a new space comes up-keep, and we rely on the generosity of our donors to help fund the stalls of our trusty therapy horses so they can feel comfortable in and out of the arena. 

    Your gift of $2,500 funds a therapy horse's stall for one calendar year, providing: 

    • Quality shavings to keep our horses comfortable, healthy, and dry
    • Equipment  and experienced barn team for stall cleaning to maintain a safe environment for our horses

    As a Fund-A-Stall Donor, you receive: 

    • Commemorative plaque with sponsor name above the horse's stall
    • Periodic updates and communication from the barn
  • Ways To Give

    Giving Opportunities

    Thank you for your consideration of funding one of our beloved horses and/or their stall! There are a couple ways to sponsor: 

    Personal Sponsorship:

    • Make a personal gift to Fund-A-Horse and/or Fund-A-Stall to fund a horse and/or their stall for one calendar year. 
    • Gifts received towards our Fund-A-Horse and Fund-A-Stall program are much appreciated during the first quarter of the year by April 1st to ensure a streamlined process and the best possible upfront care for our horses. 
    • You can check out our available horses and stalls here. red

    Group Fundraising: 

    • Looking for a fun way to engage your company with Children's TherAplay? Commit to fundraising the total of a Fund-A-Horse or Fund-A-Stall sponsorship through peer-to-peer fundraising with your company. 
    • Children's TherAplay staff will work with your group to set up your fundraising page, develop a timeline, and ensure you hit your goal! All sponsorship benefits apply. 

     

    For more information on either of these opportunities, please contact Katie Stratman. 

  • Meet The Horses

    Meet the Hooves Behind the Hippotherapy: Our Trusty Therapy Horses! 

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    Gideon and his stall are both generously funded by Teri Kraft.

    27-year-old Haflinger

    Joined Children's TherAplay: April 2002

    Get To Know Gideon: He has been here at Children’s TherAplay longer than any other therapy horse, almost since the beginning of the program! As a versatile and sturdy mount, Gideon is a huge asset to our team.

    Gideon's Impact: Therapists lovingly refer to Gideon as the "walking mat table" because he provides a wide, stable base of support for our kiddos needing help sitting upright.

     


    Padrenull

    Padre is generously funded by Barb Bixler. 

    Padre's stall is currently unfunded. 

    24-year-old Mustang / Quarter Horse cross

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: May 2012

    Get to know Padre: Padre has a sweet and conscientious personality, and loves to roll around in the dirt!

    Padre's Impact: Padre is highly requested by both therapists and kiddos because of his higher movement. He's very adjustable and dependable, which benefits our kiddos who have high muscle tone.

    Fund Padre's Home!


    Fairy Talenull

    Fairy Tale and her stall are both funded by The Alexander James Liles Fund in honor of "Wildman" Alex

    24-year-old Welsh Pony

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: November 2007

    Get to know Fairy Tale: Our "barn princess" knows how to get what she wants using her good looks and charm. Don’t let her fool you though. She is a sassy girl at heart and loves being the boss.

    Fairy Tale's Impact: Our therapists love Fairy Tale for her patience with our kiddos! She will stand still as long as needed, speed up if needed, and is so kind and loving to every child she meets.

     


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    Willow is funded by Jana, Tim and Dillon Wiley, and Kathy Wiley Smith

    Willow's stall is currently unfunded.

    27-year-old Hackney / Welsh Pony cross

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: September 2017

    Get to know Willow: This pony has a great deal of experience working with kiddos! Willow was a champion hunter show pony at Lucky Farms for many, many years. More recently, as a lesson pony, she’s helped young children learn how to ride.

    Willow's Impact: Willow has a very adjustable gait, allowing her to serve many types of kiddos. She also has a bouncy trot, which is great for high sensory seeking kiddos who are best served with many movements.

    Fund Willow's Home!


    Zippy  null

    Zippy and his stall both are generously funded by Teri Kraft. 

    26-year-old grade Pony

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: May 2011

    Get to know Zippy: Before coming to Children's TherAplay, Zippy was a lesson pony next door at Lucky Farms and taught many children to ride. Though he’s small in stature, Zippy has a big personality.

    Zippy's Impact:  Contrary to his name, Zippy is known for his slow-moving nature and easy strides, which is important for our littlest kiddos who are still getting familiar with the horse. 

     


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    Hank and his stall are both generously funded by The Phil and Sharen Meyers Living Trust in Honor of Ally, Livy, and Luke

    21-year-old Quarter Horse

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: August 2017

    Get to know Hank: Hank came to TherAplay with experience in 4H, English shows, and trail-riding.

    Hank's Impact: Hank has a special low movement, which is perfect for our kiddos who need a more calm, even ride. 

     


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    Moe and his stall are both generously funded by Hank and Jayma Meyers

    23-year-old Haflinger

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: July 2011

    Get to know Moe: He is one of two Haflingers in the barn. Moe is curious about everything and has fun playing in the pasture with his “Mini Moe,” Gideon.

    Moe's Impact: Moe is a great next-level horse for our kiddos who are ready to add a bit more challenge to their treatment. 

     


    Red  null

    Red and his stall are both generously funded by Leslie Ackerman. 

    19-year-old grade pony

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: February 2014

    Get to know Red: Red stole everyone’s heart when he arrived as he is nothing short of adorable! He’s the perfect size for our smallest patients and is curious and gentle with the kiddos.

    Fun Fact: Our horse handlers call Red their "little Red sports car" because of the ease with which he moves. Red provides a lot of stimulating movement for our littlest clients!

     


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    Lacey and her stall are both generously funded by The Shines and Kleins

    11-year-old Palomino

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: March 2019

    Get to know Lacey: Before coming to TherAplay, Lacey was used as a western pleasure trail horse. 

    Fun Fact: Lacey has a wonderfully long, fast-paced stride that therapists enjoy. While walking with Lacey, you're sure to get your heart rate up!

     


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    Tonka is generously funded by Ray & Mary Kennedy, Steve & Heather Douglas, Kevin & Bridget Kennedy

    Tonka's stall is generously funded by Next Gear Capital. 

    18-year-old Haflinger

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: December 2019

    Get to know Tonka: Tonka is our most laid-back pasture mate!

    Tonka's Impact: Our therapists love Tonka's high input he gives kiddos through his swaying movements.

     


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    Roddy and his stall are both generously funded by Leslie Ackerman.

    16-year-old Quarter Horse

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: December 2019

    Get to know Roddy: Roddy has spent most of his life showing in everything from barrel racing to jumping events!

    Roddy's Impact: Roddy's laid back temperament is soothing to be around. His movement is very symmetrical, and while sitting on Roddy you feel like you're sitting on a couch!


    KipperFeb5-2020TherAplayLoRes-22

    Kipper and his stall are both generously funded by Mike and Lindsay Martin, in honor of Larry, Marsha, Kathy Martin and Robert Simcoe

    16-year-old Welsh Pony

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: December 2019

    Get to know Kipper: Kipper was well-loved by his owner and her grandchildren before becoming a part of the TherAplay family. 

    Kipper's Impact: Kipper is appreciated for his forward, high moving gait. He is perfect for kiddos who need a small pony with lots of input. 

     


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    Tash and her stall are both generously funded by Hank and Jayma Meyers

    24-year-old Paint Horse

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: May 2020

    Get to know Tash: Tash is our only mare in the barn who has been a mama!

    Tash's Impact: The therapists' favorite things about Tash are her cuddly personality and "boat-like" movement she offers during sessions.


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    Music is generously funded by Mudsock Fest and Jody & Daniel Petts

    Music's stall is generously funded by BKD CPAs and Advisors

    16-year-old Thoroughbred

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: December 2020

    Get to know Music: Being a therapy horse is Music's fourth career! He started as a race horse, then moved to the hunter/jumper discipline. Finally, he served at an Equestrian Camp!

    Music's Impact: Music is a gentle giant! The therapists describe Music's movement as a "march", rhythmic and purposeful. 

     


     

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    Giuseppe

    Giuseppe and his stall are both currently funded by The Layton Family.

    18-year-old Paint Horse

    Joined Children’s TherAplay: August 2021

    Get to know Giuseppe: Giuseppe is a former eventer and hunter/jumper. He is the newest addition to our horse herd, and loves working with our sweet kiddos!


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