Equus Rescue and Therapy

A Noble Life Deserves A Second Chance

Equus Rescue and Therapy

Our Mission

Equus Rescue and Therapy is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Non-Profit organization. 

We rescue horses who are retired from the race track, horses in horrific conditions and kill pens on their way to slaughter. We give them a second chance at life, another chance at a career, new homes or a dignified retirement. 

Equus Rescue also gives back to the community through programs serving at risk youth through our Equine Angels program and we are developing a program to honor our returning war veterans.

We believe a noble life deserves a second chance.  

Our organization continues to grow and thrive due to the generous donations from our supporters and the countless hours worked by our dedicated volunteers.


Your donation supports Equus Rescue by providing medical care, hay, grain, bedding and helps keep our lights on.                              

  • $20 / bag of specialty feed
  • $20 / horse for hoof care
  • $50 / bale of hay
  • $100 / day for hay for all horses
  • $500 / 10 days for bulk grain
  • $4.50 / bag of bedding
  • $90 / 20 bags of bedding
  • $1,500-$2,000 Rent and Utilities

Donations are accepted through our PayPal account or can be sent to:

P.O. Box 1032 Columbia, IL 62236 


Without our volunteers, it would not be possible to care for the needs of our horses. Volunteers are crucial to our organization and we are grateful to each and every one of them.

We welcome you to join our motivated and committed team. If you would like more information about volunteering, please email us at equus.info@yahoo.com to get in touch with Beth, our volunteer coordinator. 

Prior equine experience is not required. 

(See below for the Volunteer Agreement)

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will fund our mission. Donations can also be mailed to:    P.O. Box 1032 Columbia, IL 62236

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Sponsor A Horse

Any idividual or business who sponsors a horse for 1 year will have a plaque hung on their horse's stall, be invited to lunch at the barn, be featured on our website and Facebook, receive 2 tickets to our February 10, 2018 Gala and we will provide Facebook live feed of your horse! 

The cost of care: 

  • 1 week $125
  • 1 month $500
  • Quarterly $1,500 
  • Semi-annually $3,000
  • Annually $6,000

(See our donation form below)

Adopt a Horse

Adoption info coming soon!

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Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:00am to 11:00am

Bluff Grange Hall - 8567 IL State Rte 163 Millstadt, IL 62260 

We're serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and sausage. Beverages include coffee, milk, chocolate milk, and orange juice.


Come hungry, but leave with a full heart knowing you're helping us fill our horses' feed bowls! Bring the family and help us raise money to buy much needed hay and medical supplies for our rescue horses.

$10 donation per person


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Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

If you love horses and would like to schedule a visit or get more information, please email or call us!


Equus Rescue and Therapy

P. O. Box 1032

Columbia, IL  62236


Equus Rescue and Therapy

8743 LePere School Rd. Millstadt, IL 62260



Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm