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FREEDOM HILL HORSE RESCUE

Free To Live Again

Dunkirk, MD   |  www.freedomhillhorserescue.com

Mission

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue is dedicated to rescuing horses from neglect, abuse, abandonment and slaughterbound as well as owner surrender. We will help find a home for horses in need before they end up at auction.

Ruling year info

2006

President

Lori Harrington

Vice President

Katherine Sheridan

Main address

PO Box 606

Dunkirk, MD 20754 USA

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EIN

20-1933165

NTEE code info

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping horses in need and assisting owners in need before horses end up at auctions. Providing a job for the horses that cannot be adopted by participating in our equine assisted learning programs.

Our programs

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

Equine Assisted Learning

We have group visits of various organizations and provide equine assisted learning with the help of our horses.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Children and youth
Veterans

We provide training for our horses which includes groundwork, saddling, riding in arena as well as on trails

Population(s) Served
Adults

We invite elementary. middle and high schools for educational programs as well as boy scouts . girl scouts. 4H groups and more to earn their badges or community service hours.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults, Veterans

Related Program

Childrens Educational Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During 2023, FHHR had 4 adoptions, 5 fosters, 11 owner assists, and 3 intakes.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

As a group, all the volunteers at Freedom Hill Horse Rescue hope to make a significant impact on the problem of unwanted horses by providing a place for them to come and rehabilitate, learn ground manners, riding skills, trust and human contact before going on to their forever home. Our goal is to educate the public and horse owners the humane way to care for horses and to spread the word about responsible horse ownership. This includes education on organizations that can help if the horse owner has to give up the animal or if they need to humanely euthanize their horse to training seminars and how to develop a bond with their horse.

Our strategy in accomplishing our goals is to develop various teams within our infrastructure organization so that every volunteer has an assigned responsibility and carries forth with their own goals. Each team has a leader to ensure that their goals are met. We have a riding team, a training team, a show team, barn leaders, administration volunteers as well as our board members. Each team works with the other teams in formulating a successful pyramid towards our goal of finding a forever home for our horses and the right match for their adopters.

We work closely with a professional trainer, vet, farrier and equine dentist to make sure all of our horses have the utmost care for health, training and mental stability to develop into an exceptional commodity for the adoption market.

In the twenty years that we have been in existence, we have discovered various obstacles in which we have adjusted our strategies and still achieved our goals and objectives. Sometimes a horse has to be returned to the rescue for whatever reason and we have welcomed the horse back and assessed what the horse needs to continue their search for a forever home. We consistently educate owners on responsible horse ownership and believe our efforts have succeeded in formulating a horse community that respects the horse as the noble animal they are and treats them as such. We feel that our teams have helped build a foundation that will continue the work of the organization for many years to come. Having a team of leaders and committees, ensures continued success. We have found homes for over 400 horses in our tenure.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FREEDOM HILL HORSE RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 01/31/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lori Harrington

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue

Term: 2004 - 2024


Board co-chair

Katherine Sheridan

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue

Term: 2022 - 2024

Melody Parrish

Lori Harrington

Beth Meader

Terry Hurley

Katherine Sheridan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes