Through the support of BreyerFest guests and attendees, Breyer is able to support organizations like The Cloud Foundation, Return To Freedom, Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue, The Humane Society, and countless other non-profit groups. The funds raised through the BreyerFest Live and Silent Auctions and daily raffles go towards our support of numerous equine welfare organizations, children's charities and environmental protection groups. Over the last 23 years, Breyer has donated more than $850,000 thanks to the continued generosity of BreyerFest attendees!
We are pleased to support the following groups as BreyerFest Beneficiaries
PATH International (formerly NARHA)
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
Since 1969, PATH Int'l has provided Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers. Each year, dozens of new centers initiate new programs and more than 42,000 individuals with special needs benefit from activities which include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, equine facilitated psychotherapy and learning, driving, interactive vaulting and competition. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, PATH International's mission is to "change and enrich lives by promoting excellence in equine assisted activities." To accomplish this mission, PATH Int'l fosters safe, professional, ethical and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, research and standards. The association ensures its standards are met through an accreditation process for centers and a certification process for instructors.
Loss of open land has been identified as the greatest threat to the future of all equestrian sport, recreation, and industry. By educating horse people and encouraging partnerships with conservationists and other user groups at the local level the Equine Land Conservation Resource is mobilizing thousands of equestrians to work for land access and protection in their communities.
4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age. As the youth development program of the nation's 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, "learn by doing" approach with proven results.
The mission of FOSH, is to promote all sound, naturally gaited horses, with a specific emphasis on Tennessee Walking Horses. Importance is placed on education regarding the humane care, training, and treatment of all gaited horses for their emotional, mental and physical well-being. Through their efforts in education on sound training principles and working to end soring practices, FOSH has become a national leader in the promotion of sound gaited horses.