Center for Equine and Youth Rehabilitation (aka: Heal with a Horse) (New Era, MI)


  • Name:Mr. Daniel Snow
  • Title:Grant Administrator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Equine and Youth Rehabilitation (aka: Heal with a Horse)
  • Address:4506 W Park Rd
    New Era, MI 49446
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:231-861-6465

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  • Mission:
  • Center for Equine and Youth Rehabilitation provides equine assisted riding therapy to children with chronic and life threatening illnesses, and special needs kids, (Free of charge!). Our goal through equine therapy is to improve the quality of life for these kids. The bond that can form between child and equine is unmistakably powerful and has proven to give strength and clarity. We are not only here for the child but for the family as well. As an organization we and our horses become invested in the whole family from the first time we meet. We provide a constant support system that they can call on anytime and we will never charge them for our services. We are committed to their child forever in hopes of making a difference and are truly here for them. Proven Top 6 benefits; Increases in fine motor skills, Increases in gross motor skills, Balance and coordination, Core strength improvements, Social skills, Sensory Integration.

  • Overview:
  • The Center provides a safe environment for children and horses to heal together while improving the quality of life for these children. The bond that can form between child and equine is unmistakably powerful. Our hope is that this bond will give these kids undefeatable strength while giving them a much needed distraction. It will also allow these children to be caregivers instead of recipients. Families and siblings are encouraged to participate however and whenever they deem it appropriate.
    Horses also offer a variety of opportunities for projection and transference. A horse walking away, ignoring, being distracted by other horses, sleeping, wanting to eat at the wrong time and neighing are common horse behaviors to which patients respond. Patients can also often relate to a horse’s natural hyper vigilance and impulse to escape when the horse feels frightened or threatened (Vidrine et al., 2002).
    Horses can also give accurate and unbiased feedback, mirroring both the physical and emotional states of the participant during exercises, providing patients with an opportunity to raise their awareness and to practice congruence between their feelings and behaviors (Zugich et al.).
    A five year goal will be to develop this non-profit organization to be completely self- funding and partner with larger organizations like Make a Wish Foundation and the National Children’s Cancer Society. Additionally, a future goal will be expanding equine assisted therapy to a larger group of illnesses like cerebral palsy, ADHD and similar diseases.

  • History:
  • Founder Kimberly Patton started this venture in November of 2009. The loss of her best friend to osteosarcoma and their shared love of horses brought the idea together. We are the only equine assisted therapy program in the state of Michigan that does not charge the families. We believe that with all the costs and stresses of caring for a chronically ill or special needs child that this service should remain free of charge to allow all income brackets to participate. The benefit that this service provides is clinically proven both physically and mentally. We are growing at a rapid rate as the word has spread and must accommodate new kids coming in.

    Kimberly Patton has nine years of retail pharmaceutical sales experience, twelve years as a retail buyer and eight years with her own horses. In addition Kimberly was a board member of CANTER, a non-profit organization that rehabilitates injured former race horses.

  • Year established:2010
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:3
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:7


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:27-1727682

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:271727682
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% KIMBERLY PATTON
  • Organization Address:4506 W PARK RD
  • Organization City:NEW ERA
  • Organization State:MI
  • Organization Zip:49446-8110
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 2010
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2015
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:B90
  • Asset Amount:$60,859
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$93,745
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$93,745
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:06:15 pm

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