All About Equine accepts any donation, but for those who prefer a specific purpose in giving or advertising your business, AAE has created several donor and sponsorship programs to give your dollars meaning. Select a program or work with an AAE volunteer to create one.
Our most important sponsorships are those that support our horses directly and enable us to keep them healthy and safe. The best way you can help is to adopt a horse, since our main goal is to find permanent, loving homes for all of our rescued horses. However, if you are unable to adopt a horse, you can still help a horse as a sponsor by contributing to the costs for care until a permanent home is found.
Welcome A Horse ($750): Our Welcome A Horse program gives you the privilege of rescuing a horse from the feedlot, when space is available. Although the “ransom” (or meat value) is typically donated by others before the horse comes to AAE, this sponsorship welcomes a horse to the rescue and includes six months of basic care costs (e.g. feed, hoof care, dental care, deworming, and vaccines) until the horse is adopted.
Basic Horse Care Program ($100/mo): Probably our most important sponsorship program is our monthly Horse Care Program. Sponsors allow us to continue our program and rescue more horses. Averaged over the course of a year, it costs the rescue at least $100 per month for basic care for a horse (more when hay costs are high, or when considering a senior or special needs horse). This program sponsorship includes horse feed.
Horse Feed Program ($50/mo) or Partial Feed Program ($25/mo): Probably our most needed sponsorship program is our monthly Feed-A-Horse Program. Our feed costs are our biggest expense. Averaged over the course of a year, it costs the rescue at least $50 per month just to feed each horse, including hay and senior supplemental feed.
Sponsorship put a dent in the feed costs for each horse, and one of our goals is to secure a sponsor for each horse we accept into our program.