October 12, 2016
Dear Partners of Haven’s Horses
Equine Therapy Centers exist because people like you believe that every person with a disability deserves an improved quality of life by bonding with and riding a horse. Thanks to your generosity, we are pleased to share that in 2016 over seventy children and adults have ridden weekly at the Haven’s Horses Equine Therapy Center! Our horses have helped individuals with disabilities thrive, even in the face of the complications their disabilities may cause.
In 2015, Haven’s Horses partnered with The Apache’s Angels Foundation to continue to provide Equine Therapy to the community. This partnership was natural, given that The Apache’s Angels Foundation was a Christian riding organization whose mission was to provide equine rehabilitation services and scholarships to equine therapy centers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth community. The original plans for this partnership changed in September 2016 when the Board of Directors at Christ’s Haven for Children announced that their program, Haven’s Horses would be closing November 2016.
We are confident that with the strengths of both organizations, we will be able to create a non-profit mission that will continue to impact our community in significantly positive ways! Because we understand the importance of equine therapy to our riders, our goal is to ensure that their therapy with our horses is not disrupted during this transition.
The Apache’s Angels Foundation Board of Directors would like to invite you to partner with us as we envision a new future for this essential program by giving a significant gift today. With your help, we are confident we can reach our $45,000 urgent funding goal and continue the tradition of excellence we have cultivated. By giving today, you are not only contributing to the lives of those already benefiting from our services, but also providing a pathway for many more to experience the healing freedom of equine therapy.
On behalf of the riders, volunteers, and staff of Haven’s Horses and the Apache’s Angels Foundation, thank you for your continued and generous support! Please contact me for details on ways you can make your gift today.
Director of Haven’s Horses
817.431.1544 ext. 1016(o)
P.S. Won’t you consider giving your largest gift yet by October 21, 2016?
Children need more than luck. They need encouragement, love, shelter and hope.
At Christ’s Haven, our purpose is to provide a safe, loving place for children to call home. And giving them the tools and skills they need to improve their lives, is a bonus. Our latest tool is horsemanship. The unique combination of the horse, the horse’s movement and a non-clinical environment involves all systems of the body. So along with the physical development, horsemanship also affects psychological, cognitive, social, behavioral and communication skills. Christ’s Haven has been given a unique opportunity to share this program with our community. So saddle up, bring the kids, and visit our facilities and our program. When it comes to the life of a child, hope is so much more powerful than luck.
Hippo Therapy, Therapeutic Riding & Able Body Lessons are in full swing!