saving horses from
abuse and abandonment
our rescued horses
have a bright future
help us rescue horses in need
by making a donation
Bright Futures Farm is a trusted, well-respected 501(c)(3) equine rescue
and sanctuary located in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.
Since 2000, our mission has been to save horses from abuse, abandonment, and slaughter.
Once a horse is rescued, we provide medical care, rehabilitation and schooling and then adopt many of them into
loving, forever homes. Our rescue also provides a permanent sanctuary to elderly and disabled horses that have
been callously discarded because they are "too old," "too sick," or unwanted.
MAKE A DONATION
START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!
Help Bright Futures Farm save horses this year by making a donation during our 2017 Donation Drive. Bright Futures Farm is dedicated to saving horses...we NEVER take shortcuts on a horse's medical care and we NEVER deny a horse in need, even when there is no room on our farm and we have to help a horse at another location. Our adoptable horses receive a good foundation under saddle before going to a new home and once adopted, we keep track of every horse by requiring regular updates. Even when our rescued horses are elderly or cannot be adopted due to an injury or illness, we make sure it has a loving home for the rest of its life.
SEVENTEEN YEARS OF TRUST
Bright Futures Farm is a trusted 501(c)(3) charity in its seventeenth year of helping horses in need. We have the highest accreditation an equine charity can achieve - accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. We receive no funding from state or federal agencies and rely solely on donations for support, so we need your help.
HELP US DO WHAT WE DO BEST
AND GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
Making a donation will allow us to continue to do what we do best...save horses that are suffering, abused, and neglected. The horses we rescued from the hanging barn in May were with us just five months and because of their dire condition, it cost over $18,000 to make them healthy again. Medical expenses for the six horses from the hanging barn alone were over $10,000 and funds raised for their care totaled $8,500...well short of what was needed. Will you join us and make a one-time donation? Better yet, will you become one of our wonderful monthly sponsors? (You can also check with your employer to see if they will match donations to 501(c)(3) charities and double your donation!)
The before and after photos of Cider from the hanging barn say it all. They tell the story of what we do. Please donate now, because your gift is truly the gift of life and we need your help!
BFF's 2016 RESCUE STATISTICS
In 2016, Bright Futures Farm:
Rescued 19 horses, including 6 severely abused horses rescued from a place called "the hanging barn". (Read about the hanging barn rescues here.)
Professionally trained 10 horses to give them the foundation they need to find a permanent home.
Placed 21 horses into new homes.
Cared for 15 elderly or disabled horses on-site at Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton.
Boarded 6 additional horses because they needed a soft landing and Bright Futures Farm was full.
CIDER FROM THE HANGING BARN
THANK YOU, BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND
THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA
Over the years I have been involved with many horse rescue organizations, but the one constant has
been Bright Futures Farm. They have a reputation for being professional and they always have
the horse’s best interest at heart. Bright Futures Farm is top notch!
I have helped Bright Futures Farm by volunteering, fostering, and pulling horses out of dire situations.
This rescue makes a difference in the lives of so many horses, and places them in loving homes.
I am proud to be associated with such a fine organization!
I’ve fostered Bright Futures Farm's horses, and it was the best decision I’ve made. I speak highly of
this non-profit to anyone who will listen, and I would recommend it to anyone
looking for a way to make a difference with these beautiful creatures.
Bright Futures is always willing to step up in whatever way they can, keeping the best interest of the
horse in mind, always. They are totally transparent, forthright, and honest, and an asset to the
community they serve, as well as the animals that they help.
I was looking for a forever home for a retired draft horse and pony, and Bright Futures Farm helped
place both in a timely and very sympathetic manner. I receive updates on both horses, and I am very
pleased with the homes provided for both of them. It was a great experience.
Bright Futures Farm is dedicated to the horses, and they even send me pictures of the horse I’ve sponsored for 2 years. They let me know when they’re traveling to visit Sweet Lips and give me
updates on how he’s doing. Bright Futures Farm does a wonderful job!
HEATHER MEHAL DRESSAGE
BIG DOG STABLES
WEST SALEM, OH
TRUSTED AND VERIFIED
Bright Futures Farm is a a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a fifteen year history
of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from
state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Please consider making a one-time donation to help us
save horses in need or provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents.
Bright Futures Farm is Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and focuses on providing a life after racing to Thoroughbred racehorses by providing training and helping them find a new home and career.
Bright Futures Farm has achieved Gold status
with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Gold status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.
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Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the link for GuideStar and Network for Good. We have been Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (click the links to see our status). Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian. Click on the “Credentials/Testimonials” tab on the left to read more about our certification, ratings and testimonials.
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