Equus Foundation Awards Grant to Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines

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Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an Equus Grant recipient for 2006. As a non-profit, charitable organization that receives no public funds, Ryerss Farm relies on a small trust and the generosity of animal enthusiasts to help cover the costs of the horses’ care.

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an Equus Grant recipient for 2006. As a non-profit, charitable organization that receives no public funds, Ryerss Farm relies on a small trust and the generosity of animal enthusiasts to help cover the costs of the horses' care. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and organizations like the Equus Foundation, Ryerss is able to continue in its 117 year mission to provide a peaceful, welcome retirement home for the many horses that have provided so many years of faithful service and enjoyment to their owners.

Ryerss Farm has been caring for aged, abused and neglected equines for more than 117 years. It is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the United States. Today in the picturesque landscape of Northern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Ryerss currently has over 80 retired horses. Once a horse is retired to Ryerss it is never ridden or worked again. On average it costs the farm $15 a day or $5,475 a year to care for and feed one horse. If a horse has special needs such as special shoeing, or medicines the amount increases. All horses, ages 20-24, are admitted by a one-time donation of $5,000. All horses 25 years and older require a one-time donation of $4,500. As the admittance donation does not cover even one full year of care, donations like those from the Equus Foundation are vital to Ryerss' continued mission.

Joseph Donahue, President of Ryerss Farm stated " it is the help of caring folks like the Equus Foundation that makes Ryerss work for aged or abused horses possible, and Ryerss is greatly appreciative of this help." All funds received go directly to care for all of Ryerss residents living out their golden years in peaceful retirement. For more in-depth information and directions to Ryerss please visit us online at http://www.ryerssfarm.com

About The Equus Foundation – http://www.equusfoundation.org

The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., awards grants to charitable organizations that have a beneficial impact on the community, with special emphasis on programs that: promote the positive use of the horse for the benefit of the general public, improve the quality of life of horses, contribute to the welfare of the participants in the equestrian sport, and elevate the equestrian sport and profession as a whole.

The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, operates on an all-volunteer basis without paid staff, and is a federally tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

Media Contact
Donna Locke
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines
Phone: (610)469-0533
Web: http://www.ryerssfarm.com

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