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Regional Training Center for Horses in Transition

Colorado State University Foundation

Award Date: September 12, 2017
Awarded: $508,080

Building on the success of the initial pilot program Colorado State University’s (CSU) Temple Grandin Equine Center is piloting an expansion of the Regional Training Center model. The partnership with CSU will work in collaboration with the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center and Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and will focus on training transition horses for placement in equine-assisted therapy, beginner horsemanship programs or other placement opportunities. The goal of this project is to create an infrastructure in which transition horses receive the care and training required for them to be prime candidates for non-traditional adoption or placement opportunities in therapy and/or beginner riding programs. With replication on a national scale this model has the potential to move a large number of horses through transition, allowing adoption agencies to increase their capacity to help more horses in need.