PROFESSIONAL REHABILITATION, RETRAINING AND PLACEMENT FOR HORSES

We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization for horses.

We are not funded and rely solely on donations from the public and from our business sponsors and organizations. We thank them for supporting our initiatives.

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Meadow Creek Rescue, is to improve the lives of horses during transitional times in their life. Our rehabilitation and training program specializes in giving horses the proper care and quality training they need to succeed in something new. We work hard to ensure the public is educated and the riding community knows about the level of commitment a horse requires.  These are importance steps to a successful transition with the horses. We work with the horses for the time it takes to get them solidly started in a new career before placing them for adoption.

ABOUT US

Meadow Creek Rescue is made up of volunteers who are active in other areas of the equine industry. Many are horse owners, barn managers, trainers and some just love to work with the horses. We strive to be a first rate quality program that is fiscally responsible. Our funding goes straight to the care of our horses. We welcome our adopters and donors to visit our facilities at any time.

Donations are used to cover expenses including board, farrier, health care, and retraining for those horses who are ready. Due to our limitation on space, we try to only take in what appear to be sound, sane, serviceable horses. We will network for other horses and do our best to help provide contacts and placement options for those that we can’t take on our farms.

We are an all volunteer program and always welcome VOLUNTEERS with experience in fundraising and a passion for helping horses, as we work toward our goal to develop a financial base of support to care for more horses.

Our groomers, board members, barn managers and management team. We hope to inspire others to volunteer their time with us. We need volunteers to help in many different capacities, including hands-on with the horses, fundraising and networking. We also need Adoption Counselors to go over applications, call references, and set up visits for potential adopters. Thank you to all the volunteers working to make it all happen. Please inquire if you too have a talent you can share with Meadow Creek Rescue.

Meadow Creek Rescue thanks all our generous individual and business donors of money, horse supplies, gift cards and services! 

We are always looking for feed, including grain, hay and treats.

Run In Sheds and Shelter is a necessity, especially with cold winters in the North East.

Fencing is required in our paddocks, either to replace and maintain existing fences or to create new ones.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

    • Donate tack, equipment, or supplies to help us care for horses as we prepare them for adoption.
    • Sign up with the link at left to donate a small amount monthly.
    • Sponsor (pay the expenses) for a Meadow Creek Rescue horse at our facility.
    • Help us finish ongoing improvements on our property and around the farm.
    • Volunteer your professional and business products and services.

We can pick up donated items locally, or you can mail to:
Meadow Creek Rescue, 321 Skidmore Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

DONATE

Our goal is to educate the riding community about the needs of caring for a horse, general riding for the horse owner and any transitional needs. Our training program can help decrease the transitional time for horses. We are proud of our horses, our adopters and our donating owners. We would like to thank each and every one of you and appreciate your continued support. Together we made a difference in the lives of so many horses.

We ask for donations to cover expenses including board, farrier, health care, and retraining for those horses who are ready. Due to space limitations, we try to only take in what appear to be sound, sane, serviceable horses. We will network for other horses and do our best to help provide contacts and placement options for those that we can’t take on our farms.

We always welcome VOLUNTEERS with experience in fundraising and a passion for helping horses, as we work toward our goal to develop a financial base of support to care for more horses.

VOLUNTEER

We always welcome VOLUNTEERS with experience in fundraising and a passion for helping horses, as we work toward our goal to develop a financial base of support to care for more horses.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet Our Board Members

Our Board Members
Helaina Ricciardi

Helaina Ricciardi

Founder

Helaina Ricciardi has over thirty years of knowledge, understanding and a variety of tools and techniques in the Equestrian Industry. As a Junior, Helaina showed successfully in the Junior Hunters and the Medal and MaClay finals.

Brooke Nestor

Brooke Nestor

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Brooke brings her love of horses and a wealth of knowledge to Meadow Creek Farm. She has loved horses throughout her childhood and began riding when she was eight years old.

Jacie Cupertino

Jacie Cupertino

Secretary

Jacie makes sure we are where people need us.

Janie Egan

Janie Egan

Board Member

Board Member

Allaire Coffin

Allaire Coffin

Vice President

His background in rescue groups helps us reach people one tweet at a time.

Melissa Hawley

Melissa Hawley

Board Member

Board Member

Kimberly Manzi

Kimberly Manzi

Board Member

Board Member

Shaun Herrmann

Shaun Herrmann

Board Member

Board Member

Rachel Penny

Rachel Penny

Treasurer

Rachel spends her free time teaching children to read.

Shaun Herrmann

Shaun Herrmann

Board Member

Board Member

FAQ’s & INFORMATION

CONTACT US

Have a question or want to learn more about our programs?

We can be reached at (845) 363-6000 or email at meadowcreekrescue@gmail.com.

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COME AND VISIT

Have the urge to drop by for a visit? We love visitors!

Our address is:

321 Skidmore Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

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KEEP IN TOUCH

Want to stay up to date with future events, fundraisers and opportunities?

Leave us your email address so we can keep you in the loop!

Don’t forget to visit us and like us on Facebook!

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ADOPTION PROCESS

Adoption Information

The adoption application should be completed to obtain approval as soon as possible. Ensuring your adoption application is on file will simplify the process when you find your horse. All horses are adopted on a first come, first serve basis, with priority to those with approved adoption applications on file.

  • There is an application fee of $20. Application and adoption fees are subject to change.
  • We accept all major credit cards for application fees, adoption fees and donations through PayPal.
  • Adoption Counselors will go over applications, call references, and set up visits for potential adopters.
  • We check phone messages once a day and try hard to return calls within 48 hours.
  • You may get a quicker response to your inquiry if you email us at meadowcreekrescue@gmail.com.

 

Other Terms and Conditions

Due to the nature of equine adoptions, NO adoption made with Meadow Creek Rescue has a refundable fee, warranty period, or any obligation to accept previously adopted horses in exchange or trade-in free of charge. We try hard to provide as much information as possible about each horse’s physical and mental state prior to adoption to help ensure that it is suitable for the adoptive home.  We are not liable for any known or unknown defect in an adopted horse.

  • Horses will be accepted into the program if space is available and all requirements are met.
  • We will help network for horses in need if space isn’t available or if requirements can’t be met.
  • Monetary donations are encouraged but not required for acceptance of a horse into the program.
  • Please note that we track adopted horses to make sure they do not ever show up in any future circumstances.