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Morendo Hanover, a six year old brown Standardbred gelding, was donated to The Harness Horse Retirement and Youth Association in December of 2000. Morendo did race, but only 14 times. Those 14 races won him over 30,000. So when he raced, he raced with all his heart. He had developed severe osteomyelitis in his left front and had a 1% chance of survival. Morendo Hanover changed Sunshine Horses founder, Kate Starr's, life forever.  


Named EQUUS Foundation 2018 Guardian

We are proud to receive this designation again this year.  The EQUUS Foundation supports organizations that:

  • Provide shelter for America's horses at risk for abuse, neglect and slaughter


  • Rehabilitate, retrain and re-home America's horses in transition with careers as athletes, companions, teachers, and especially healers


  • Offer retirement opportunities for aged horses that ensure that they are able to live out their lives in comfort and receive a peaceful and humane end of life


  • Provide opportunities for horses to change people's lives, especially in the area of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) for people with special needs.

Thanks to our grant writer Sara Derycke and to Sunshine volunteers for all the hard work you have done to help us achieve this rating.

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Proud Member of The NYSHC

The New York State Horse Council (NYSHC) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. The NYSHC is the central agency for information on horses and horse-related activities within or affecting the state of New York.


NYSHC have proudly served the New York State horse community since 1966. The NYSHC is the official representative voice for New York horse owners. We are proud to be members of this organization that aims to create a strong, unified voice for all interests toward the preservation of a future for horses in New York State.

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