Sunset Lake Horsemanship strives to provide consistent and competent care to every horse in our herd by providing ferrier care, veterinarian care, and good quality forage, supplements, and additional feed support. On average, it costs nearly $3,000 a year per horse to cover basic needs, like hay, grain, pasture maintenance, replacement of worn out tack, preventive veterinarian care, and farrier visits.
We would like to invite you to become a part of our community up at the barn by supporting the ongoing care of the horses.
By becoming a part of our community, you will be invited to horse focused events held several times a year up at our barn. With a monthly or yearly sponsorship, you will be invited to sponsor only trail rides and family barn days with fun activities with our horses! For our other sponsors giving single donations, tack donations, or simply donating your time helping with the mountain of daily barn chores, we will be holding special events throughout the year that you will be invited to. We are looking to expand our community and share with you the wonderful things horses offer to us! It is amazing how therapeutic it is to groom a horse and spend time with them.
Sunset Lake Horsemanship began purchasing horses in the spring of 2009 because they saw the benefit of having a consistent herd on site full time. This spring, we retired 2 of the horses from that first herd of horses to wonderful retirement homes after 11 years of steady service. As time goes on and our herd continues to mature, we have made a commitment to give our horses who are ready to retire, the absolute best retirement a horse can have! It is important after their years of service to camp to have their absolute best rest of their life after camp. As long as they are happy and in good health to be ridden, we keep our senior citizens as long as possible because they make the best babysitters for their human riders. Our oldest horse is 27 and she still has quite a bit of pep left in her!
We currently have 13 horses that are kept on site full time of varying ages and breeds. They are picked for their patience with both children and adults and they encompass skill levels from beginner all the way to advanced riders.
We would love for you to become a part of our Sunset Lake Horsemanship family and to enjoy these wonderful creatures that God created! Our immediate needs are: 13 horse size lycra fly masks, 1 size 78 sweet itch flysheet, 10 grain pans, 2 water trough floats, and store credits at Buckley Feed & Farm Supplies.
Our sponsorship program gives you the opportunity to support Sunset Lake in a very special way. When you sponsor one of our horses, your generosity will directly and positively contribute to the care of Sunset Lake Camp’s most precious inhabitants. Your donation is tax-deductible and is also a wonderful gift giving opportunity for a child or spouse. In return, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to care for a very special creature of God.
Benefits of Sponsorship:
1. With staff present, enjoy scheduled free-ride opportunities(Customized to your level of riding skill that is assessed by our Horsemanship Director)
2. Invitations to Horse Sponsor Program events such as trail or arena rides
3. Invitations to Horse Sponsor Retreat weekends with reduced food and lodging rates
4. A photograph of your adopted horse Certificate of sponsorship
5. Sunset Lake Merchandise
6. Updates on Sunset Lake horsemanship program
$250/month, $750/quarterly, or $3000/year
Select your horse (if you have no preference the Sunset Lake staff will select a horse for you).
Partial Sponsorship Option 1
$125/month, $375/quarterly, or $1500/year
You will share your horse with another person/family and together your donations will be used toward that horse's expenses for a year.
Partial Sponsorship Option 2
$83/month, $250/quarterly, or $1000/year
You will share your horse with 2 other people/families and together your donations will be used toward that horse's expenses for a year.
Partial Sponsorship Option 3
$50/month, $150/quarterly, or $600/year
You will share your horse with 4 other people/families and together your donations will be used toward that horse's expenses for a year.
Partial Sponsorship Option 4
$25/month, $175/quarterly, or $300/year
You will share your horse with 6 other people/families and together your donations will be used toward that horse's expenses for a year.
If adopting a horse is not your preference and you would still like to give, we also accept single donation and additional gifts of any amount, or donation of equipment, tack, and equine items.
To see our horses available for sponsorship and their pictures and profiles, check out our facebook page: