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Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center


EIN: 75-2272026
Founded: 1988
Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center
P.O. Box 5932
Longview TX 75608
903-797-2414

Physical Address:
593 Windridge Road
Gilmer,TX 75645


Last Updated 2018-07-21

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center of East Texas, Inc. strives to enhance the quality of life for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities or mental health needs through equine-assisted activities and therapy programs and to impact the therapeutic horsemanship profession regionally and nationally in areas of science and education.


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 and shelter of horses.

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

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


Volunteer Opportunities


Program Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Program volunteers are the lifeblood to Windridge's programs. Volunteers assist instructors with horse care, preparation for a participant's class time and aid the participant throughout their class time as a leader or a side-walker.

Training sessions are provided to further volunteer's knowledge and skills.

Special Projects
Minimum Age: 14
Windridge resides on 35 acres and with this is the responsibility for fencing, erosion control and facility maintenance. Windridge's special projects include building a section of perimeter fence; fix an area to improve drainage, and finish our covered bridge in our sensory trail. As a result of the drought last summer Windridge has lost several trees. We need someone with the equipment and skills to cut down and remove the trees.


Wish List Items


Back Hoe For A Kubota Tractor

Rider Scholarships
High medical costs, lack of insurance, and high gas costs strap a families budget. 68% of those who participate in Windridge's equine assisted activities and therapy programs cannot afford the minimal session fee. Scholarships are needed to support a participant's involvement.
Fall Scholarships - $650
Winter Scholarships - $650
Spring Scholarships - $520
Summer Scholarships - $520

Equine Sponsorship
Each horse, that is a part of Windridge's equine staff, has been donated. Each horse receives specialized training to aid and support the children and adults who participate in one of five programs offered at Windridge. Windridge needs sponsors to support the annual care of the horses. An annual sponsorship is $1700 a year.


*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.