Adopt-a-Horse

What is the Adopt-A-Horse Program

The Adopt-A-Horse Program enables TREE House to defray the expenses of maintaining and acquiring horses used in our equine assisted therapy programs.

Who can adopt a horse?

The Adopt-A-Horse program gives foundations, corporations, organizations, individuals, and other charitable groups have the opportunity to support our equine partners by choosing the gift of adoption!

Which horses are available for adoption?

Visit our horses page to learn more about each of our horses and their adoption status.

Is adoption permanent?

Adopting one or more horse(s) is not permanent. It’s a 3-12 month adoption program. Adoptions are annual, semi-annual or quarterly commitments, commencing the date the donation is received. The donation or monthly pledge must be renewed yearly to remain in place.

In the event that a horse is deemed unsuitable for the program for any reason, the adoptee adoption fee will go towards the cost of acquiring a new horse and/or supporting another horse of your choice within the herd.

Will my donation be tax deductible?

TREE House of Greater St. Louis is a recognized non-profit organization under section 501 c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under most circumstances, your donation will be tax deductible; however you should always check with your tax advisor for specific requirements.

How is payment received?

You may pay your sponsorship fee all at one time, or it may be split up into monthly payments during the duration of your adoption period. Payments can be made through our website, in person, via US postal mail, or through direct withdrawal.

Where does the money go?

All of the money designated to the Adopt-A-Horse Program will be used for general maintenance of your horse as well as for special needs, feed or medical supplements, special training, the purchase of equipment such as blankets, saddles, and bridles, and special projects geared toward making our horse more safe and comfortable (such as fencing and run-in sheds) or more productive (such as round pen and other training equipment.) 100% of donations is used to cover the expenses that come along with caring for a herd of approximately 25 horses.

Can I visit the horse I adopt?

One of the benefits of being an adoptee is that you are welcome to stop by and visit your horse, but we do ask that you call ahead to determine when your horse is not providing life changing therapy. You will not be allowed to ride your horse due to insurance regulations; however in some circumstances, you may be allowed to groom your horse and assist with some of his/her daily care.

TREE House hosts an annual Horse Show (May) and Horse-a-Thon (October) year and during this time you are welcome to visit your horse and see him or her in action!

What is the cost of caring for one of our amazing equine partners?

The cost of maintaining an equine therapy partner is approximately $5,000 a year.

Full Year Sponsorship

Your $5,000 sponsorship will maintain one special equine therapy partner of your choice for one year.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Meet & Greet with your horse!!
  • Personalized halter with your sponsor name
  • Personalized blanket or sheet with your sponsor name
  • Certificate of Adoption for one year
  • Photo of your adopted horse
  • Recognition on TREE House website
  • Social media recognition
  • Semi-annual update on your adopted horse
  • 4 VIP tickets to the Derby Day Soiree
  • 2 VIP tickets to the Polo Match
  • Invitation to the annual TH Horse Show and Horse-a-Thon

Half Year Sponsorship

Your $2,500 sponsorship will maintain one special equine therapy partner of your choice for 6 months.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Meet & Greet with your horse!!
  • Certificate of Adoption for 6 months
  • Photo of your adopted horse
  • Recognition on TREE House website
  • Social media recognition
  • 2 tickets to the Derby Day Soiree
  • 1 carload pass to the Polo Match
  • Invitation to the annual TH Horse Show and Horse-a-Thon

Quarterly Year Sponsorship

Your $1,250 sponsorship will maintain one special equine therapy partner of your choice for 3 months.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Certificate of Adoption for 3 months
  • Photo of your adopted horse
  • Recognition on TREE House website
  • Social media recognition
  • Invitation to the annual TH Horse Show and Horse-a-Thon

Hay for a Day

You can choose the Hay for a Day option to designate your own amount of monthly support for the equine herd. Monthly donation options are available for as little as $10.00 a month and are greatly appreciated!

  • Recognition on TREE House website
  • Invitation to the annual TH Horse Show and Horse-a-Thon