American Gypsy Horse Angel Foundation (Wellington, CO)


  • Name:Jan Cox
  • Title:Secretary/Treasurer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Gypsy Horse Angel Foundation
  • Address:
    Wellington, CO 80549
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:970-556-3930

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The American Gypsy Horse Angel Foundation has one mission: to place Gypsy horses for service in therapeutic riding centers. We work to raise funds to procure, train, and place Gypsy horses (an 'Angel') free of charge to select highly qualified centers for use in a variety of therapies for children and adults, including, but not limited to autism, cerebral palsy, post-traumatic stress syndrome, at-risk teens, and those with disabilities, and abilities at all levels.

  • History:
  • The American Gypsy Horse Breed Association (AGHBA) was formed in 2005 to promote, protect, and educate the public about the Gypsy horse breed, as well as place Gypsy horses for service in therapeutic riding centers. In order to focus on the primary goal of AGHBA, to place Gypsy horses into therapeutic riding centers, the American Gypsy Horse Angel Foundation (AGHAF) was founded and incorporated in 2008, and its 501(c)(3) was filed with the IRS in February, 2009.
    The AGHAF will place its first Gypsy Angel, Sir Gawaine, into his permanent home in May 2009. This recipient therapeutic riding center is highly qualified, highly trained, and will continue training Sir Gawaine as a therapy horse.
    The AGHAF has just purchased Angel #2. The Gypsy horse is still a relatively new breed to the United States, and is fairly expensive to purchase. Very few therapeutic riding centers would have the means to purchase a Gypsy horse for their programs. Having the sweet, docile temperament of the Draft horse, but the smaller size of the light horse, the Gypsy horse is the perfect choice for therapeutic riding.
    We are a totally volunteer organization. All of the day-to-day organizational work, as well as the boarding and care of the horses in training is done on a volunteer basis. We are limited only by funding; the number of horses we can buy, train and place into service is limited by the funding we are able to raise. We have much more demand for these horses than we are able to meet: our first round of applications included seven therapeutic riding centers, all of whom are very-well qualified. Of the seven centers, five would have been chosen to receive horses if we had had five horses to place.

  • Year established:2005
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:4

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Lynn Strauman
    Jan Cox
    Diane Harris
    Lisa Stehl
    Jill von Ilten

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Lynn Strauman, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Jan Cox, Secretary/Treasurer
    Diane Harris
    Lisa Stehl
    Jill von Ilten


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Applied For Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:00-0000000