Supplement Horse Expenses:
Your donation will help to keep our horses healthy and able to do the work that is required of them. Horses need to be be well nourished, well trained, quiet, gentle and accepting of a variety of rider abilities. To ensure that the horses are cared for and maintained YOU can be a part of our Horse Maintenance Program. Each horse cost is $408.75 for month.
For the 6 horses used for programs that is $2452.50 per month or $29430.00 per year
Currently Special Abilities HorseManShip is operating in an outside pasture with no indoor arena.
Our client base is Central Alberta. Our programs are directed at helping people who have special needs and people who may be at risk due to emotional issues. Our organization is passionate about providing opportunities for any interested parties to enjoy the benefits of engaging with horses. Our goal and mission is to ensure that all who wish to benefit by participating in a diverse range of equine related activities are not hindered by lack of funds or limited access. Many of our clients are unable to participate during inclement weather due to their very special needs and weather has a great impact on their ability to be with the horses. Other programs require a covered arena to be used for clients in order to gain the maximum benefit.
Subsidize Rider Cost
Current costs for lessons is $55 / session. Gaitway wants to ensure that any individual, regardless of age or ability, is able to participate in a variety of equine activities, suitable to their needs. In order to offer these beneficial experiences we need to subsidize our riders. . YOU can participate in ensuring that the programs are available to all those who desire to be a part of the world of horses. The rider also participates in paying for their riding sessions. You can help provide funding for our Bursary Program. For Each rider the cost for a year of riding, once per week is $2600. For 4 riders the cost is $10,400
Driving Cart and Horse(s)
A unique aspect of the program offered is learning to drive a cart and horse. Currently the program offers a miniature horse and cart. We would love to see large cart and team donated where the horse can also be ridden by some of our adult riders. Costs of this can vary. Raising funds for the purchase of these or donations of money towards the purchase is appreciated.
Equine Consultant. HorseSense HorseManShip, and Special Ability HorseManShip. Training horses, clinics and providing horsemanship lessons for 50+ years. The past 15 years has been working with children and adults with special needs. As well as using horses with people with special needs he provides sessions with able bodied riders.
Birdies for Kids is a program designed to help raise funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament, and provide matching funds for each charity involved. The program itself acts as a partnership builder between donors and charities, as all money will flow through the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation towards Alberta charities. All administrative costs and efforts for the program including website administration, credit card fees, promotional materials, invoicing, etc. will be covered by the Shaw Charity Classic tournament. This means that 100% of all donated funds through the Foundation will go directly to the charity selected. On top of your donation, the most exciting part of BFK is the matching pool. For your generous contribution, up to 50% will be matched and the funds will go directly to your chosen charity.
Thank you to those who have supported us so far!
$200- Craig & Jennifer Salahub, Red Deer
$200 - Jordan & Deanna Hand, Red Deer
$250 - D & M Brakes, Red Deer
$1000 - Beltone Hearing, Red Deer .
$1150 - Chev Right to Play, Particpaction
$5000 - Millar Family, Red Deer
$2500 - ME Global D
$2500 - Millar Family, Red Deer
$1000 - Trottier Family - Red Deer
$ 500 - Burden Family - Three Hills
$ 200 - Jordan Hand - Red Deer
$ 938 - Ed Bruno - Innisfail
$1000 - Kelleigh Kulcsar - Sherwood Park
$200 - Sharon Olson
$100 - Jill Ginter
$3150 - Shaw Birdies for Kid's
Shaw Charity Classic
Promotion and advertising is an ongoing expense! We would like to have 3 large free standing banners made to be used around Central Alberta to promote Gaitway and what it offers. The current cost if about $1500.00. Of course if your company wants to donate the banners the is GREAT too! Expenses also come up for brochures, business cards, trade show entry fees and more.
Donate a Car Canada
Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Gaitway to Equine Experiences Foundation. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Gaitway to Equine Experiences Foundation through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Gaitway to Equine Experiences Foundation will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!
Coverall Arena Set up:
We are raising funds to help make this happen. Our client base is Central Alberta. Our programs are directed at helping people who have special needs and people who may be at risk due to emotional issues. Our organization is passionate about providing opportunities for any interested parties to enjoy the benefits of engaging with horses. Our goal and mission is to ensure that all who wish to benefit by participating in a diverse range of equine related activities are not hindered by lack of funds or limited access. Many of our clients are unable to participate during inclement weather due to their very special needs and weather has a great impact on their ability to be with the horses. Other programs require a covered arena to be used for clients in order to gain the maximum benefit.