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
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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 450 horses since our inception in 2001. More than half of those rescued and rehabilitated horses are thoroughbreds, and we are one of only a few organizations in the US to be fully accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, providing the best possible care for our retired thoroughbred athletes. 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!
Public Hours are 8-6 Monday thru Friday
by appointment contact
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 email@example.com.
Brook Hill would like to thank
Special thanks to our Accreditating Partners:
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the racing industry for their combined support of Brook Hill Farm based on meeting the code of standards for operations, education, horses health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries for full accreditation of our facility, management, and finances for our rescue work with horses.
PATH Premier Center, meaning Brook Hill has met the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program, and applicable special interest standards
Guidestar Platinum Level Member - Brook Hill has earned this leading symbol of our commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability from the premier source of nonprofit information.
Al Stroobants Foundation
Amy Saulter Memorial Scholarship
Bedford Community Health Foundation
Bedford County Pest Control
Bedford Women's Club
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
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Easy Boots, Inc
Eliza Mount Thomas Foundation
Epiphany Bay Farm
Fidelity Charitable Gifts
Forest Primary Care
The Hearing Aid Shop
Humane Society of the United States
Johnson's Wine Festival
Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Inc
Laura J Niles Foundation
Lynchburg Community Trust
Lynchburg Homebuilders Association
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
M.F. Moorman Foundation
Moneta Lions Club
Old Dominion Box Foundation
Peakland Baptist Church
Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church
Red Lion Foundation
Retail Merchants Association
Rotary Clubs of Bedford, Lynchburg and Philadelphia
Southern Air, Inc
Southside Electric Co-op
St Paul's Episcopal Church
Swimmer Family Foundation
United Health Care Foundation
William Charlotte Parks Foundation
Windhaven Equine Clinic
Woman of Epihany
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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