2008 - Our founder rescues her first off the track thoroughbred.
2008 - Our founder purchases her first race horse and becomes immersed on the backside of the tracks.
2009 - Winter HAYven is born by observing the many thoroughbreds being retired, re-homed and the many not finding immediate homes and being sent to Canada and Mexico.
2009 - Receives first donations and support from Robby Albarado.
2010 - Donation from a private citizen allows WH to achieve non-profit qualification.
2010- Donations begin to grow and we help our first farm in need.
2012 - Official Nonprofit 501(C)(3) State of Kentucky.
2013 - Feeds 27 rescued and starving horses from a farm in Indiana.
2013 - Feeds 3 farms in need of hay.
2014 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Coburn Family, Owners of California Chrome (Triple Crown running horse)
2014 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Unbridled Eve
2014 - 3 successful fund raising events at BW3s
2014 - Accepted by EBay Charity - Giving Works
2015 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Unbridled Eve-
2015 - Assist Canter KY OTTB
2016 - Recognized as a beneficiary - Unbridled Eve
2016 - Give Local Louisville
2016 - Sophisticated Living's 2016-17 Charity Register
2016 - Giving Tuesday - through Facebook donations matched by Bill Gates Foundation
2016 - Fed Heartland Equine Rescue's 20 horses for winter 2016-17
2016 - Fed Canter Kentucky's rescues for winter 2016-17
2016 - Recipients of Bill Gates Matching funds through Giving Tuesday
2017 - New member of World Animal Day Movement
2017 - Fed 13 rescues from Bedford county for a month
2018-2021 Please request donation/Assistance guides directly
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Chinese proverb
mission & vision
No need is too small and those without voices are not too quiet to be heard. We will continue to devote our time and energy necessary to advocate, recognize and feed our horses in need.
Working in the equine/rescue was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, both in the horse and human worlds, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven equine people! No voice is too quiet to be heard....
Our outreach program, in Kentucky, recently got the attention of many local media arenas. Learn more about Winter HAYven and contact us for further information.
Many volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of needy horses and farmers. Find out how to become our partner and join the many causes that need you today!
Lori Dougherty "
TAMMY YORK DAY
TONYA YORK DEES