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Become a Supporter

We invite you to learn about us, and to understand the benefits our programs offer to our special riders. There are so many ways one can be a CTRC supporter. Further, by giving your support you will receive the deep satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make a profound difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs! 

If you have questions or would like more information about any of the giving opportunities, please email , our Executive Director, or call her directly at 303-652-9131. CTRC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization so nearly every gift can be tax deductible.

The Paint the Pony Annual Campaign
Our Paint the Pony Annual Campaign helps to support all of CTRC programs, services, horses and riders. These are unrestricted monies used to meet the daily program operating expenses at CTRC. Stock donations are also accepted and appreciated.
>>Learn more at PtP

Special Events
CTRC holds several special events each year with the proceeds benefiting our programs. You can help sponsor, or take part in, these fun events and help support CTRC programs and services.
>> See what’s happening at CTRC

Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events, from benefit dinners to horse shows. CTRC works with Corporate Sponsors to customize their involvement in order to best meet the corporations’ specific philanthropic, marketing and employee interest and involvement needs.

Capital Projects
Trailers, tractors, trucks, equipment, barns, sheds, fencing, footing, as well as ongoing maintenance and repairs, are realities for a 39-acre horse facility like CTRC. Ensuring that the facility is maintained appropriately is critical to our ability to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our participants and we have ongoing needs for financial and in-kind support in this area.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Donations can be made in memory of a friend or loved one – two and four legged. Gifts can also be made in honor of a special person or event in your life. If the donor wishes, CTRC will notify the designated person, or family, in whose name the gift is being given.

Some people prefer to make a pledge because it enables them to spread a gift commitment over a defined period of time. If you are interested in making a Pledge, we can work with you to determine a pledge amount, pledge period and whether or not you want to restrict your pledge for a specific use or apply your pledge unrestricted, where the need is greatest.

Horse Donations
CTRC’s therapeutic horses serve as unique vehicles for inspiring positive changes in the lives of our participants. CTRC maintains a herd of 24 horses – and every one has been donated to us! Clearly, without people in the community donating horses, CTRC would be unable to operate. If you donate your horse to CTRC you can be assured that your horse will receive exceptional care, unlimited love, and constant attention and appreciation.
>> What we are looking for in a therapy horse

Matching Gift
Many corporations, over 500 in the United States, have matching gift programs where they will match the charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, even spouses. Check with your company or organization to see if they have a matching gift program. If they do you may be able to double your gift to CTRC. (Because policies vary check with your company’s or organization’s human resource contact about enrollment forms and match gift guidelines.)

Stock Gifts
Gifts of stock and appreciated securities are certainly welcomed and appreciated. If you are interested in making such a gift please contact us for our stock transaction information.

Planned Giving
Making a planned gift is an excellent way to help ensure the long-term future of CTRC. You can make a difference that will last beyond your lifetime by naming CTRC as a beneficiary in your will, on an insurance policy, or in a retirement account. There are many ways in which supporters can create a legacy at CTRC.

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Donate Online:
It’s even easier to be part of the CTRC Team by donating online. Our online donation site is secure and allows you to donate quickly and easily. 100% of your contribution will go directly to supporting program services.


Sponsor a Rider:
At CTRC we are acutely aware of the financial demands with which many of our families are struggling. Individuals with disabilities typically incur substantially greater expenses related to medical care, education, transportation, recreation, and even daily living. Consequently, our lesson fees cover less than 40% of our lesson costs. By sponsoring a rider, you are ensuring that the power and benefits of therapeutic riding remain accessible!

>> Learn More about who we serve


Be a HORSE HERO. Sponsor us!


Exceptional therapy horses in our program have been granting wishes and bestowing miraculous changes to our riders and volunteers. Our horses are heroes everyday and we invite you to be their hero. CTRC has three ways in which you can become a Horse Hero.
>> Meet the exceptional herd at CTRC
>> Want to Sponsor, Adopt or Foster a horse?


In-kind Giving:
We welcome and graciously accept in-kind giving year round. These donations help to ease the financial load of our programs in many ways. As the donor, you place the monetary value on such a contribution for tax purposes.

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Online Shopping:
Shop, Save and Help CTRC. You can make a real difference in someone's life every time you shop! Goodshop provides supporters with coupon codes that both save you money and help us offer our programs to our riders.

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Goodshop works with thousands of stores and donates a percentage of what you spend back to the CTRC! So, the next time you buy a sweater using a Gap coupon codes or some supplies with a Walgreens deal or a computer with Dell savings or anything at thousands of other merchants, you can feel good knowing that with every order you are also providing funds that will be helping children and adults with disabilities.

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