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Equine Welfare Network Messenger

We are a 2017 Messenger!

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Messenger and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.



Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Nickers N' Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center aka Stoneybrook Foundation



Nickers N' Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center aka Stoneybrook Foundation
260 Mountain Trails Lane
Acme PA 15610
724-613-3312

Tax ID/EIN: 20-4543496
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2017-05-16

Public Charity


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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.


Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Nickers 'N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the lives of children and adults with special challenges through a therapeutic partnership with horses.

Horse-related programs:
Nickers 'N Neighs therapeutic riding riding programs encompass therapy; education; sports; recreation; and leisure. Services are offered to adults and children in a 4 county area. We also provide specialized services to area veterans. Our current student population covers a wide range of disabilities, including but not limited to paraplegia; autism spectrum disorder; Down Syndrome; spina bifida; pervasive development disorder; non-verbal disorders; visual and hearing impairment; developmental and learning disabilities; at risk youth; persons experiencing abuse; cerebral palsy; and muscular dystrophy. We have a mini that we take to offsite events in the community. "Speckles" is able to go inside buildings wearing special sneakers and her therapy vest." We currently have a waiting list of 77. We are a Premier Accredited Center of PATH, Int. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Riding, Int.)

Non-horse-related programs:
Not applicable.


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers Needed
Minimum Age: 14
Without help from our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to bring this experience to our special students. With your continued time and support, we can grow and provide services to more and more students. No matter what your area of expertise, we can always use your help! No experience is required. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Side walking with students
Leading horses in lessons
Facility repairs, Grounds
Barn Chores
Special Events
Fundraising, Grant writing
Public Relations,Marketing
Photography, Video, Newsletter
Volunteer recruitment
Budget and finance
Future planning

Wish List Items


Color Printer
Our current printer is B&W only and will not print envelopes. We are need of a modest color printer that will also do envelopes.

Grooming Supplies
Mud brushes, hoof picks, body brushes, curry combs, mane and tail brushes

Flat Sided Buckets
Flat sided buckets for stalls.

Office Supplies
Printer paper envelopes, calculators, scissors