How You Can Help

When we tell people about the mission of Exceptional Equestrians, they can’t help but be inspired, and they almost always ask "How can we help?"

As the only therapy services organization in Northeastern Wisconsin that serves all children and adults with disabilities regardless of their ability to pay, Exceptional Equestrians relies on the financial generosity of individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations.

You can support us in our commitment to help children, teens, and adults with special needs "experience the exceptional" with a gift of any amount. Your gift of $1,000 or more will be recognized on our Donor Wall.

Ways to Give

Donate Now
Make a donation online or by mail. Exceptional Equestrians appreciates gifts of any amount. A gift to Exceptional Equestrians is a wonderful way to honor a loved one. Donor recognition levels are as follows:

  • Triple Crown $125,000 +
  • Thoroughbred $50,000 - $124,999
  • Winners Circle $20,000 - $49,999
  • Blue Ribbon $5,000 - $19,999
  • Horseshoe $1,000 - 4,999
  • Supporter up to $999

Estate Planning

Planned Giving can provide tax benefits and even lifetime income. Exceptional Equestrians accepts deferred gifts, donations of stocks, bonds, securities, life insurance, private foundation assets, personal property, and real estate, and bequests by will or trust, Contact us at (920) 347-3174 or

Sponsor a Rider


We recognize that families of children with special needs face financial hardships. Time away from work and myriad extra expenses come with the territory. We are committed to ensuring that no one misses the opportunity to receive therapy due to financial burden.

Thanks to our scholarship program, our fees are on a sliding scale for those in need. Your gift of $5,600 sponsors a rider for one year and allows us to be able to continue providing access to affordable services.

To sponsor a rider, make a donation of $5,600 or more and note "Sponsor a Rider." You will be contacted about recognition for your generous gift.

Sponsor a Horse


A true therapy horse is rare and the connection they create, priceless. At Exceptional Equestrians, we consider our horses to be more than tools... they are partners. We take their health and well-being very seriously.

It costs $3,500 per year to feed, house, and care for each of our 14 therapy horses. When you sponsor an Exceptional Equestrians therapy horse, you are supporting a critical member of our therapy team.

A sponsorship plaque will be placed on your horse’s stall, and you will also receive a plaque commemorating your generosity. Your sponsorship will be recognized on our Web site and via social media.

To adopt a horse, make a donation of $3,500 or more and note "Sponsor a Horse." For more information about sponsoring a therapy horse, contact us at (920) 347-3174 or

In-kind Donations

We welcome donations of goods or services from individuals and organizations that support our mission. Please review our wish list of our most needed items.

Wish List

Please consider contributing something from this list of our greatest needs.

Item Cost
Sponsor a rider $5,616
Purchase a therapy horse $2,000 - 5,000
Sponsor a therapy horse (annual care) $3,500
Fuel assistance for heating riding arena $1,500
Work saddle $850
Therapy saddle $500
Industrial hose reel and hose to cover 150 feet + $450
Scholarship Program Sponsorship $350
Rider safety belts $160
Under-saddle pad $125
Pay for hay for a horse for a month $75
Riding helmets $50
Fleet Farm gift card any amount

Exceptional Equestrians is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides equine-assisted therapies to individuals with special needs.

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