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:
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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!
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
saving horses from
abuse and abandonment
our rescued horses
have a bright future
help us rescue horses in need
by making a donation
SAVE THE DATE: 2019 OPEN HOUSE
DAYS TO OUR OPEN HOUSE
SAVE THE DATE FOR BFF's
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::
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
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THANK YOU, BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND
THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA
THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE ALLIANCE
THANK YOU, SPECIAL HORSES
THANK YOU, MICHELE AND AGNES CESTONE FOUNDATION
THANK YOU, WALMART
#1656, MEADVILLE AND #2597, CRANBERRY
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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