Community Participation

Whether you are horse-curious or horse-savvy; interested in volunteering, learning about horses for the first time, or wishing to take part in programming, there is a place for you in the Pony Up Rescue Collective. We are just getting started!

Start here.

Visit the farm, meet the rescue ponies and get a feel for the Rescue Collective. Whether you are interested in volunteering, looking for a recreational visit, know a lot, a little, or nothing at all, this is a good place to start. Free of charge. Supervised children are welcome. We tailor visits to each group.

Consider Volunteering!

A wonderful community of volunteers assists with AM & PM feedings, farm chores, horse handling and group teaching. You can sign up for General Volunteer spots or if you are interested in doing feeding slots you can sign up for the Feeding Shadowing session before signing up your own feeding spot.

Other Ways to Support

We are always looking for people that can help us with media, grant writing, marketing, design, photography, finance, and fundraising - even gardening! If these are skills you have and want to get involved, please message the page and we will be in touch directly.

Donate, Sponsor, or Become a Sustainer

You can directly impact the wellbeing of these horses and ponies by contributing as little as $10 per month. We rely on sustainers and donors and are 100% fiscally transparent. 93% of all monies go directly to the rescues, while 7% are retained by our parent 501(c)(3), Chappy & Friends, for administrative costs.

person touching brown horse
person touching brown horse

Share Ideas & Suggestions

We are listening! Pony Up Rescue Collective welcomes partner programs that expand horse access and benefit-in particular- at-risk youth, underserved populations and survivors of trauma. We provide the horses, learning environment, and guidance to visiting groups. Volunteers suggested adding a gardening program to the farm, for instance, and we are working on setting that in motion.

Learn About Existing Programs

Living Resources Programming

We have partnered with Living Resources Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP) and are hosting sessions at the farm. Contact them through the above link to get involved.

Ulster County 4-H Animal Whisperers Club

The Animal Whisperers are actively involved in our Rescue Collective. They "adopted" and named Penny From Heaven, visited her for a grooming and horsemanship clinic, and fundraised over $700 towards her medical bills. Learn more here.

Addiction Prevention Programming

We are working on putting together addiction prevention programming through Equine Assisted Learning this Spring/Summer at the Rescue Collective. Details to follow. Check out this article.