Call 845-242-2069   email: godspeedhorse50@gmail.com

  

“GODSPEED- A wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, journey, adventure or travel"

Godspeed Horse Hostel Inc. is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit horses rescue. We have verified status from The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). GFAS is the only world governing body for animal welfare practices and standards.  http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/

The mission of this rescue has many components. 

When we can, we purchase Premarin weanling horses from Canada and the United States that would otherwise be slaughtered and then transport, train, and donate them to NAHRA certified therapeutic riding programs and/or The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association accredited colleges.  We currently have three horses in service to the handicap.

 

The rescue invented and patented an internationally distributed horse treat called U-Bake Horse Treats.  When the treats are sold, all proceeds go to the rescue.  These treats were manufactured as part of the job site curriculum requirement by students at The Maplebrook School; a post secondary school for the learning disabled.  Students also have fulfilled their requirement by working a semester at the farm.  We have had five students thus far. We also have individualized programs for the developmentally disabled on a case by case basis.

 
The rescue's farm is home to unwanted horses that are rehabilitated and re-homed. We also have a program for  horse owners who need to re-home their horses. The Subsidized Horse Boarding Program is a low cost boarding situation and placement agency to help place your horse in a new loving home.
 
In 2015 our Hay Bank program for horses, farm animals and other hooved animals, donated 765 bales of hay, and in 2016, donated  985 bales of hay to other rescues, horse programs that service children or the disabled and responsible horse or farm animal owners who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship. Rather than re-home their animals, send them to auction or take a valuable place in a rescue for a truly unwanted, neglected or abused horse, the hay bank offers short term assistance. A site visit, interview and application are required.
 
Our Euthanasia Support Program takes in equines whose time is limited. We get them from auction or bad situations. Their mental or physical health are failing due to neglect or abuse and we show them kindness and respect for however long they have.
 
We have summer internships available for college students that includes housing. Call 845-242-2069 
  
We care for our horses in a manner that is consistant with the "wild horse" model and use feeding, pasturing and hoofcare systems that are the cutting edge of horse wellbeing and horse welfare education. The Director is a accredited Hoof Care Specialist and oversees and stays current on all these systems.
 

 
 2008, 2010, and 2012 ASPCA Grant Recipient.

 

 

Where, in this wide world,
Can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?

Here, where grace is laced with muscle, 
And strength by gentleness confined. 
He serves without servility.
He has fought without enmity.
 
There is nothing so powerful,
Nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick,
Nothing more patient.
 
America's past has been borne on his back,
All our history is his industry.
We are his heirs,
He our inheritance.
 
The horse.
 
-Ronald Duncan
     


Godspeed Horse Hostel, Inc.
PO Box 146
Amenia, NY  12501
845-242-2069