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Bright Futures Farm Equine Sanctuary, Cochranton, PA

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

Join us Sunday, September 16th, from noon-4:00 pm for our Annual Open House. You've seen the beautiful photos of our rescued horses on our website and social media pages, and this is the day you can meet them in person! Everyone has their favorite...come meet yours!

 

There will be a raffle of over 30 gift baskets, 50-50 raffle, Pony Plop Bingo featuring The Girls Next Door, Buttercup and Leasha! Get your photo taken with your favorite horse and Fast Market, son of Secretariat (limited space available)!

 

There will also be a large yard sale and a huge sale of tack, stable supplies and supplements... all proceeds going toward the care of the permanent resident horses here at our sanctuary. If you're a 4-H or pony club member, or a new horse owner, there is something for everyone at the tack sale.

 

Bring a donation of horse food, cat food or cat litter and receive 25 tickets to use for the Gift Basket Raffle:

  • Purina Equine Senior Horse Feed (1 bag)
  • Legends Carb Care Senior Horse Feed (1 bag)
  • Clumping cat litter (2 jugs or 1 pail)
  • 16-25 lb bag of dry cat food (please, no 9-Lives or generic/store brands)
  • Case of canned cat food with gravy (24 count)

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!

Will you make the difference for one of our very senior seniors in 2019? We have three horses that are now over the age of 30, the youngest being 31. They are on a diet of pelleted feed, rice bran oil, soaked beet pulp pellets and chopped, soaked alfalfa. They receive 3-5 meals a day - it depends on how much they eat at a time and how long it takes them to eat. To feed one of these horses for just one day costs $9.60. To feed just one of them for a month is $288. Will you provide food for a day, a week or a month to one of our very senior seniors? Click here to learn more.

 

TRUSTWORTHY AND PROVEN

Bright Futures Farm has been a trusted 501(c)(3) charity since 2000. We are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and have been since 2014. Being accredited by TAA means that we have proven, through independent documentation, that we are a transparent organization, use our funds wisely and provide excellent care to the horses at our facility. The TAA inspects our books and our facility several times a year.

We receive no funding from state or federal agencies. We rely solely on donations for support. Your financial support provides the food, supplements and care each horse here needs to stay healthy in their golden years.

 

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!

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BFF's RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

From 2016-2019, Bright Futures Farm:

Rescued 29 horses, including 6 severely abused horses rescued from a place called "the hanging barn" in 2016. (Read about the hanging barn rescues here.)

Professionally trained 16 horses to give them the foundation they need to find a permanent home.

Placed 32 horses into new homes.

Cared for 17 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

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SAVE THE DATE: 2019 OPEN HOUSE

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2019 ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE

Save the date! Join us at our farm on Sunday, September 15th, from noon-4:00 pm, for our Annual Open House. You've seen the beautiful photos of our rescued horses and cats on our website and social media pages, and this is the day you can meet them in person! Everyone has their favorite...come meet yours... including Trusted Company, daughter of Secretariat!

 

Over two dozen gift baskets to be raffled off—a 50-50 Raffle—games, photo op with "Company," and get a chance to win the $100 Lottery Tree.

 

Bring a donation of any one of the following (be brand specific when noted) and get 25 tickets to use at the Gift Basket Raffle::

  • 1 bag of Purina Equine Senior horse feed
  • 1 bag of Purina Omolene 200 textured horse feed
  • 2 small or 1 large jug of clumping cat litter
  • 1 large bag of Purina or Friskies dry cat food
  • 1 case of canned cat food (Friskies, 9 Lives, Fancy Feast)

 

Parking in the arena

Snacks and beverages provided

No pets - they'll be happier at home

Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times

2019 GRANTS

 

THANK YOU, BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND

Catch This T (T) is a permanently disabled Thoroughbred gelding that was involved in a vehicle accident in 1999. The accident left him with little cartilage in one stifle and moderate neuropathy. In order to maintain pasture soundness, he is on a supplement, and receives regular massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. Over the years, his symptoms have varied from moderate to significant. Thankfully, we are always able to manage his condition with regular treatments which are funded, in part, by a grant from ​Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. We are honored and grateful to ​BEWF for providing funding to help with T’s ongoing treatment. This level of care would not be possible without the support of ​Brennan Equine Welfare Fund​ and individual sponsors. (Press Release)

 

Visit BEWF on the Web: BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND

 

THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA

In 2014, Bright Futures Farm established ​TARP (Thoroughbred Advocacy, Retraining & Placement) which provides professional training to off-track Thoroughbreds to provide them with a strong foundation for new careers. TARP ​utilizes professional trainers and our horses are reschooled on the flat, over jumps, in the arena, field and on trails. TCA raises and distributes money to charitable organizations in Thoroughbred retirement, retraining and rehoming; research; backstretch and farm employee programs; and therapeutic riding programs. This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals.

 

Visit TCA on the Web: THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA

 

THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE

How many people can say they look forward to an inspection? We can! For years Bev Dee, our founder, has talked about the lack of transparency in other animal "welfare" non profits - organizations whose focus wasn't necessarily 100% on the animals it vowed to care for. Bright Futures Farm always has been just that. And, Bright Futures Farm is proud to say they have been accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) since 2014. To become accredited is a long and meticulous process - and it is a process that involves not just one inspection - but at least two every year.

TAA accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.

 

Visit TAA on the Web: THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE

 

THANK YOU, SPECIAL HORSES

Special Horses has been raising funds to help organizations in need since 2009 and helping Bright Futures Farm almost as long. Their mission is to save horses in need. They provide fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities, and community outreach for registered 501(c)(3) organizations involved with equine rescue, rehabilitation, and retirement. We are grateful for their assistance and proud to be associated with such a caring, selfless organization.

 

Visit Special Horses on the Web: SPECIAL HORSES

 

 

THANK YOU, MICHELE AND AGNES CESTONE FOUNDATION

The Michele and Agnese Cestone Foundation has provided funds to assist with the care of our seniors. We thank them and appreciate their support!

 

 

THANK YOU, WALMART

#1656, MEADVILLE AND #2597, CRANBERRY

Walmart #1656 in Meadville, PA and Walmart #2597 in Cranberry, PA provided Bright Futures Farm with a grant to help us with the care of our senior horses and cats. We appreciate the support of our community businesses and their acknowledgment of our ongoing efforts. Thank you!

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TRUSTED AND VERIFIED

Since 2000, Bright Futures Farm has been a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a proven 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 Platinum status

with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Platinum status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.

Network for Good is a nonprofit donor-advised

fund that uses the Internet and mobile

technology to securely and efficiently distribute

thousands of donations from donors to their

favorite charities each year.

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 links 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. 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.

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