Animal related

Second Chance Equine Association

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Relocate, and Re-educate

aka SCEA



SCEA was formed in 2006 with EIN 20-4865831 and became incorporated in 2017. We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and relocation of horses and other equine. SCEA is also committed to providing quality equine education for both members and non-members, and their horses.

Ruling Year



Paul A. Reed

Vice President

Glenn L. Robison

Main Address

PO BOX 193



Equine Rescue, Education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Single Organization Support (D11)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

1. Humane Society shelters in Southwestern PA do not have the facilities, finances, or staff trained to handle horses and other large animals. When humane officers face a horse related emergency they struggle to find places willing to accept the animals. 2. Many horse related cases of neglect and abuse are due to the lack of the owners knowledge about basic care of horses.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Equine Rescue

Equine Education

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of people who benefit from equine related seminars and clinics

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Equine Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context notes

SCEA believes that many instances of neglect are due to a lack of basic knowledge of proper care and management of horses. We strive to prevent this by offering numerous seminars and clinics.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goals are: 1. To rescue neglected, abused, and abandoned horses. 2. To rehabilitate rescued horses, both physically and emotionally. 3. To relocate the rehabilitated horses to new, caring homes. 4. To educate horse owners in the care and training of their horses.

Our strategy to meet our goals include maintaining a broad base of volunteers with a range of skills - from accounting to horse care experts (veterinarians and veterinary technicians), to horse trainers, to buildings and ground personel. We will maintain facilities to meet the requirements of the horses we care for. We will continue public education in horse care topics to try to prevent horse abuse and neglect. We will continue and increase our fundraising efforts.

We have a strong base of very dedicated volunteers who are skilled in horse rescue and rehabilitation. We own a 106 acre property and barn to help accomplish our mission. We have a pool of dozens of knowledgeable horse owners to confer with when problems arise. To meet our educational goals we have numerous vets and horse trainers that we are affiliated with that are very willing to provide free and low cost seminars and clinics.

We know that we have been making progress because the number of actual seizures by humane officers in our region has declined over the years since we began operation in 2006. We believe that it is the education component of our mission that is partly responsible for this decline.

Second Chance Equine Association has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed more than 140 horses since our inception in 2006. We have provided many (6-12 per year) educational opportunities for both members and the general public. These educational events range from 1 hour presentations by experts in horse care to 2 day horse training clinics. Our plan for the immediate future is to further develop the property that we recently purchased. Our vision is to provide a safe haven for rescued horses and to develop education facilities and programs that foster exceptional horse care and that promote safe horsemanship. Our goal are to: 1. Develop a public learning center to enable us to host seminars and horsmanship clinics. 2. Educate our community about horses, proper care and treatment of horses, and horsemanship. 3. Partner with higher education. 4. Work with the disabled, troubled youth, veterans and therapeutic riding groups. 5. Build a system of trails on our farm for use by members. 6. Construct an arena and obstacle course.

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