We Care About Our Community

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Reaching Out To Groups

If your organization, school, or group would like an experience with horses, please reach out to Will Dean at 217-741-3086.  There are many experiences that we can offer:

  • Field Trips (with riding or without)
  • Scout Badge Programs
  • Nursing Home/Senior Center Visits
  • Corporate Retreats

Working With Community Behavioral Health Providers

Since launching our Veritas program for Veterans in 2016, we are now working with area mental health professionals to bring Equine Assisted Therapy to their individual practices to also help people dealing with various emotional or behavioral issues. Our program is called Polaris, and will be a wonderful tool for mental health providers who are innovative in their approaches to therapy.

The Difference Sanctuary Hill Makes

"My son lived in a world of relative isolation, feeling very disconnected from other children due to his autism. Thanks to this program, we found a place where he has gained self-confidence and social skills. The experience with horse therapy has opened up an entirely new world for him!”

~ S., Mother of a Sanctuary Hill Client

We're Grateful for Community Support!

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Our Recent Contributors

We are humbled to see how our Sanctuary Hill  friends want to help with the financial needs of our organization. Horses keep eating no matter what the bank balances are, and the consistent support of our community is integral to our existence! For more information about our campaigns, click at the link below. 

Donating Is Easy!

Past and Current Funding Partners

American Legion Auxiliary - Illinois | President's Project

AMBUCS (American Business Club of Springfield) | Community Grant

MDRT Foundation | Worldwide Grant Fund 

AMVETS  of Illinois | Community Grant

Springfield Fat Ass 5K & Street Party For Charity | Community Grant
Community Foundation for Land of Lincoln | Access to Recreation Grant
Community Foundation for Land of Lincoln | Community Grants
Archer Daniels Midland Corp. | ADM Cares Grant
Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs | Lottery Vets Cash Grant
Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation | Quality of Life Fund
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling |   Robert J Nedjelo Social Emphasis Grant (2 years in a row!)
Menard County United Fund 

Scheel's Sporting Goods | Day of Giving

Petersburg Vet Clinic | Equine Health & Wellness

Bright Star Equestrian Centre | Recreational Lesson Fundraiser

EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY IN ACTION

"The harnessing of fearserved different metaphors, such as, lessening the terror of recurrent nightmares, eradicating the trauma of feeling alienated due to one’s war experience, and shedding emotional armor in order to bring intimacy back into one’s life."

- Joseph Lancia, O.D. of Rochester NY