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Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center

EIN: 38-2905599
Founded: 1990
Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center
1223 Brauer Rd.
Last Updated 2017-05-01

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center has been established to better the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic equestrian activities. The Center provides the opportunity for each student to develop to his or her greatest potential. Through training and involvement of volunteers, Banbury Cross also hopes to strengthen understanding toward people with special needs.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Therapeutic Riding Center Office Help
Minimum Age: 12
OUr volunteers not wishing to work directly with the horses can assist in the office with general light filing, computer work and phones. No talent is too small or too large. We will find a useful spot for all interested.

Therapeutic Horse Riding Volunteer
Minimum Age: 12
Volunteers are the backbone of our program. With their efforts, our riders are able to achieve their goals. Some duties include but are not limited to: Grooming and tacking, leading and sidewalking, cleaning tack, assisting instructors in class activities, assisting in horse care, greeting riders and families and general clean up.

Derby Day Benefit Volunteer
Minimum Age: 12
On the first Saturday in May, Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center holds our annual Derby Day Benefit. Many volunteer opportunities are available during Derby and and the week before. From setup and tear down to waiting and bussing tables, Yard clean up, greeting guests, assisting on the computers and other necessary task we can find a spot to use almost any talent.

Wish List Items

Auction Items To Be Used At Fundraising Raffles
Items that appeal to the general public or equine enthusiasts are greatly appreciated. Our largest benefit takes place on the first Saturday of May and alway runs simultaneously with the Kentucky Derby.

Home Depot, Lowes Or Menards Gift Cards
We are continually attempting to improve and maintain our facility in order to provide the safest and most appealing atmosphere for our clients, horses and employees. Gift cards help offset the costs for these and other improvements.

Gasoline Gift Cards
As with any farm operation, fuel costs can be overwhelming at times. Any assistance is as always, is greatly appreciated.

Rubber Arena Surface.
Our indoor arena is surfaced with rubber material that breaks down or disappears into the dirt after a period of time. Replacement bales would be greatly appreciated.

Wintec All Purpose Saddles
Our saddles are a vital part of our equipment. Wintec saddles are able to be cleaned and return to work immediately.

Tractor Supply Gift Certificates
We are in need of Tractor Supply Gift Certificates to help offset the costs associated with the everyday items that keep our herd happy and healthy.

Fly Spray
As with all herds, flies are the enemy. Fly spray is a vital component of any barn.

New Waterproof Horse Rain Sheets And Blankets
Our herd remains on pasture board. Although there are run ins to allow each horse shelter and indoor stalls in the case of extreme weather, our herd is comprised of mostly senior horses and appreciate winter blankets and rain sheets.

Automated External Defibulator
This portable electronic device automatically diagnoses the life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and is able to treat them through defibrillation. This device would give our employees, volunteers, riders and families the peace of mind to know that we are able to deal with such an emergency.

Senior Horse Feed
Our herd is comprised of mostly senior horses. As with most facilities, feed comprises a large part of our annual budget. Any assistance in the form of a donation would be greatly appreciated.