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Please consider donating now to help us expand our services to even more riders and participants in the Santa Barbara County. Hearts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that receives no state or federal funding. Our annual operating budget is $636,000 and only one-third of our income comes from lesson fees; the rest is raised through private donations, grants, and fundraising. More than one-third of the riders at Hearts receive a portion of scholarship assistance towards lesson fees. Donations are critical to ensuring that no one is turned away from our services due to lack of means.

Here’s how you can make a difference:

  • $25 helps fund our scholarship program.
  • $65 provides one therapeutic riding lesson.
  • $260 provides scholarships for a class of 4 riders.
  • $2,880 provides riding lessons for a student for one year.

Please contact our Development & Marketing Manager, Morgan Kastenek, for more information about donating to Hearts at 805-364-5202 or [email protected]. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 30662, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.

Tax ID # 77-0460907

Therapy Horse Sponsorship Program

Having happy and healthy horses is essential to providing safe and effective programs to over 95 participants each week. Not only does a sponsorship gift support an individual therapy horse, it enables our clients to benefit from our therapeutic services, and to experience the joy of our Hearts community. Because the care of our horses is covered by donations, Hearts is able to keep costs low for participants. By sponsoring a therapy horse, you are allowing more participants to have access to the life-changing benefits of our programs. It’s truly a gift that everyone can benefit from!

Sponsor benefits include:

  • A 100% tax-deductible contribution (your gift is restricted to the care of our horses)
  • Your name(s) placed on the horse’s stall
  • Recognition at Hearts events and on our website
  • Visits to Hearts to see your sponsored therapy horse
  • If you are an experienced rider, you may be eligible for monthly sponsor rides at Hearts. Please contact Morgan Kastenek for more information (contact info listed below).

The annual sponsorship amount is $3,500 which contributes to hay, supplements, medication, and veterinary costs for one horse. This amount can be paid once ($3,500), or in low monthly payments ($292 per payment).

Click here to see horses available to sponsor.

Horse Acquisition

It takes a very special horse to be a therapeutic riding horse, and Hearts is always on the lookout for new candidates for our program.   Hearts’ therapeutic riding horses need to meet the criteria necessary for them to be safe and useful in our riding program and to ensure that they’ll be happy with their job.

If you have a special horse that could work for our program, please fill out our pre-screening application to begin the screening process. Contact Susan Weber for more information 805.364.6238, [email protected].

Amazon Wish List

Hearts is always looking for additional equipment and supplies to make our riders and horses happy and comfortable.  We have currently partnered with Amazon to create a list of items that we need.

Click here to see our Amazon wish list!



Our work is made possible by our community of supporters. Please consider donating today.