THE HORSE PROTECTION LEAGUE

Mission

The Horse Protection League rescues neglected abused horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. We accept equines from owners who no longer want them or can care for them. HPL provides any necessary veterinary, farrier rehabilitative care, and then strives to place these animals in caring homes. HPL maintains a connection with each animal after adoption to ensure that they continue to receive proper care. We promise a life long commitment to every equine taken in under our care. Sanctuary care is provided for any horse not suitable for adoption. HPL works with law enforcement areas to ensure prompt recognition and response in cases of neglect and abuse. HPL also reaches out to the community through education by participating in and conducting classes and clinics in proper horse care.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Kelsey Fraser

Barn Manager

Margaret Blaha

Main address

Po Box 741089

Arvada, CO 80006 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

84-1280550

NTEE code info

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

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

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

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Horse Protection League's aim is to protect equines by building a community around them that includes education and advocacy. By way of education we are able to teach our community how vital equines are and how they can be loved and when to identify if the animal is being abused, neglected and how to get involved. We have a partnership with our local Animal Control and work tirelessly to get horses out of slaughter auctions and rehab them into a promising future and loving stable and home.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Youth Equine Program

The program begins with an orientation that explains the responsibilities for participation in the program. The program in intended to offer an honest approach to horse ownership, the expenses that occur, the care and handling of equines and the what being a responsible owner is. this is an educational program designed to teach youth about how to measure out food, decide on what is good quality food and nutrition, recognizing injuries and how to care for them and when to involve the vet. We hope to offer youth an option of seeing first hand what horse ownership is about. The program is divided into two months, with weekly responsibilities. Once they graduate the program, they may adopt their horse for a waived adoption fee, and program donation for any amount. There are two written tests for entry and graduation of the program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Some of our rescues are in such a way that training is vital to being adoptable and able to live their best lives. Training on average is anywhere from 3 weeks to several months depending on the horse. At HPL we believe in natural horsemanship and follow the foundations and principals associated with this. We have worked with our trainer for several years and have an extensive network of trainers who may be needed for special cases. Our Training Tigers program has been responsible for saving the lives of a dozen or more horses and has had an incredible impact at our ranch. The average cost per month per horse is around $1400.00.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with psychosocial disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Members of Unwanted Horse Alliance 2012

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

We realized that horses are largely abandoned due to a lack of understanding how to care for them, as well as economic factors, resources and awareness. Through our education programs we allow the horse and the potential new owner a chance to get to know each other and experience hands on care with our equines.

All of our equines are cared for during and their adoption process to ensure a good fit and if at any time or reason the horse is neglected, abused or in dire medical needs we take the horse back into our care in order to fix the issue or provide assistance and guidance. We do routine visits to the new home to ensure the care for the first year and follow up with the new family over the next 3 years to ensure our equines are in the best homes possible.

We are able to do this by providing a fully functional horse ranch with access to medical needs, food supply, a large volunteer pool and a supportive community. Our Ranch Manager is top of the line and works with families, youth, individuals from all walks of life in order to share in the same mission of loving horses and all equines. We have an educational program targeted just for our youth that shows the ins and outs of horse ownership. Through education guidance and straightforward approach to working with equines we feel that we have been able to save more horses and have a higher adoption rate due to our follow through and supporting approach to ownership.

We have rescued horses in the Arvada Colorado community since 1994 and continue to work on the goal of no horse left unhomed. We have been able to introduce and Youth Equine program into the community and have developed a working relationship with partner vets, organizations, law enforcement and animal control. This is a newer role for us and one that is painful to witness but a much needed role for us to play in saving horses lives.

Financials

THE HORSE PROTECTION LEAGUE
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

THE HORSE PROTECTION LEAGUE

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kelsey Fraser


Board co-chair

Lauren Roberts

Tiffany Wilhite

Christine Taliga

Vera Antonucci

Hilary Peterson

Katherine Pitts

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/7/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data