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Direct Donation

Individuals may donate directly to us via Paypal on this website, or mail checks to us at our address: 733 Hill Street, Bristol, CT 06010. In an effort to attract a variety of individuals from the community, each year we have several fundraisers – some big and some small.  From our Annual Gala, Pie Sales, Holiday Open House, The Travelers Championship – “Birdies for Charity,” to “Movie Night in the Meadow,” there is something for everyone!

Donate Your Time

Whether you are a group that can help for a day, or an individual that is able to devote one or ten hours per week, your time and energy will always be greatly appreciated!  To learn more about volunteering at Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, visit our Volunteer Tab for an application.

Adopt a Horse

This is an annual donation of $10,000 to help offset all feed, bedding, health and wellness visits, medications, farrier, etc.  Plaques are updated annually to show support.  Please contact the Executive Director for further information on what the program entails and what horses are available for adoption.

Donate Your Horse

From time to time, we are in need of new horses to join our herd. We prefer horses from 10-18 years of age, with a height up to 16 hands. The horse must be sound at the walk, trot and canter, in good physical condition with a quiet and calm temperament, and without vices (biting, cribbing, etc.). If you have a horse that you would like to donate, please complete the “Prospective Horse Form” and email it to us!

Corporate Matching Gift Programs

For those individuals whose employers match personal giving, we will complete documentation to support either financial contributions, or volunteer hours. Please contact the Executive Director, or Volunteer Coordinator for assistance.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If you are interested in honoring a loved one, or becoming part of our endowment fund, please contact the Executive Director. There are many opportunities available to direct funding, including restricted funding.

Online Shopping (Amazon Smile)

If you purchase products on Amazon, you can support Shepard Meadow Therapeutic Riding Center with no additional cost by using AmazonSmile when checking out.  You eligible AmazonSmile purchases will provide a donation of 0.5% of the total cost which we can use to help maintain and grow our programs & services.

  • Step 1) Sign in from www.smile.amazon.com to make purchases from Amazon.
  • Step 2) If you have not selected a charity, please select “Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center Inc”.
  • Step 3) Continue to make your purchases and when you check out, a donation based on eligible purchases will be made to us by the AmazonSmile Foundation.  It’s that easy!

Special Events

Throughout the year Shepard Meadows holds special events at the farm. We seek sponsorship for these events, such as the Annual Gala, Annual Horse Show, or Movie in the Meadows. There are a range of price points to meet your wishes. Please contact the Executive Director for additional information.

Wish List

When cleaning out your garage, barn, tack room, or basement please consider donating your gently used items to Shepard Meadows.  We are always in need of certain items so we can directly focus our efforts on offering our programs and servicess.  The list of items below are only a few of the items we need but please feel free contact us if you have something that may be helpful that isn’t on the list.  New items are great too!

For the Horses

  • Gently used tack
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Saddles

For the Office

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Large flat-screen monitor
  • Refurbished laptop

For the Farm

  • Chainsaw
  • Lawnmower
  • Power washer