DRIFTER'S HEARTS OF HOPE INC

aka DHOH   |   Franktown, CO   |  http://www.driftersheartsofhope.org/

Mission

Drifter's Hearts of Hope is a horse rescue and rehabilitation center that strives to circumvent the slaughter pipeline. Horses at our facility are rehabilitated, evaluated, trained and eventually adopted out to forever, loving homes.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Jacqui Avis

Main address

PO Box 888

Franktown, CO 80116 USA

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EIN

47-2171682

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Drifter’s Hearts of Hope works to address the problem of at-risk horses here in Colorado. We receive messages from the community on an almost daily basis about horses that are in need of care, and these numbers continue to rise as the cost of living increases. Many horse owners are finding it difficult to afford their horses. The dude ranches are businesses and if a horse doesn't fit what they need, they work with us to help them find a better fit. The need here is for another option for these horses, and we provide that option.

Our programs

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

Annie Project

The Annie Project was created to offer Dude and Guest Ranches a new option for retiring horses. The Annie Project was born in June, 2017, through the relationship between Drifter’s Hearts of Hope, C Lazy U Ranch and The Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our organization seeks to circumvent the slaughter pipeline through proactive intervention. There are many horses that are looking for new endeavors for a variety of reasons right here in Colorado. We intervene to assist, which is why we work directly with their current owners. These owners range from private individuals to guest ranches. In order to help these horses, we pull horses from auctions, accept owner surrenders, and founded our very own Annie Project. Our overall goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome at-risk horses, giving them the opportunity for a life with a forever family.

Our strategies to make this happen include rehabilitation, training, and our Annie Project partnerships. For many of our horses, they require farrier and dental care, as well as a feed program suited to their needs. Once we restore the horses to good health, we begin working with them through our evaluation and training programs. Our training program is top-notch, and we only adopt out safe horses. From there, we are able to assess what kind of family would be the right fit for the horse. In addition to this, we are also the founders of the Annie Project, a program in which we partner with local dude and guest ranches to accept their retiring horses. These horses go through the same care as any others, and the majority go on to be cherished kid horses. These strategies also include marketing, fundraising, and event planning, as all of these endeavors require support from the community.

Our organization is capable to make positive change due to our community support. We are well supported by local ranches and rescues, as well as the general community. Through our close-knit family of passionate horse lovers, we are able to transform horses’ lives for the better. We have dedicated volunteers with decades of experience in the horse community, talented riders and trainers who assist in getting the horses ready for their forever homes, and a team of dentists, farriers, vets and chiropractors who help get our horses as healthy as possible. All of our efforts take an extensive amount of time and effort, but seeing the look on a child’s face as she gets to take her dream horse home from the rescue make the early mornings and late nights worthwhile.

We are incredibly proud of our Annie Project initiative, as we have been able to facilitate positive transitions for over 70 dude ranch horses. However, the accomplishments don’t come from the numbers, they come from the stories of happy adopters. Our adopters have said that their adopted horses are “a dream come true,” that adopting from a rescue was, “by far, one of the best, most life changing decisions I have ever made,” and that they are “the lucky family who received a fantastic new friend.” Each successful adoption creates room to change another horse’s life, and that empowers us to continue. We seek to expand our Annie Project to dude ranches across Colorado, and already have 9 on board. We also continue to partner with other organizations to be able to expand our reach, and have also added another rescue to our Annie Project team. We wish to have Drifter’s Hearts of Hope’s legacy of the Annie Project continue for decades to come, which is why we are laying the foundation of a true community between the ranches and the rescues. Helping another person bring happiness to another horse, and vice versa, that is always what will be next for us.

Financials

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Operations

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DRIFTER'S HEARTS OF HOPE INC

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jacqui Avis


Board co-chair

Rachelle Nye

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Danielle Ross

Rachelle Nye

Amanda Hudec

Sally O'Donnell

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No