After years of leasing at Little Apple Stables we moved into our forever home in Clay, NY in May 2018.  A facility of our own will allow us to pursue accreditation with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries which will make us more eligible for grants, as well as allow us to become even more involved in our community. Our new home is more centrally located, making us more accessible to local groups and allowing us to extend our educational and volunteer reach.   


Sunshine Horses, Inc. has been growing since we started in 2003. Our first years saw only a dozen horses at any given time. Now in 2019 we have over 30 horses in our direct care.  In 2018 we found new homes for 10 horses. Our alumni network includes more than 200 horses.

Our program receives daily inquiries from owners and trainers who wish to send their horses to us, but due to limited space and funding, not all horses can be accepted. We also make sure our adopted network of horses is safe.  We only adopt to owners within 300 miles of our barn and take back any horses who can no longer stay in their adoptive homes. In 2016 alone we had 16 previously adopted horses returned to us. While we are glad to know these horses have soft places to land for the rest of their lives, it does take a toll on our funds.

Please help us continue to help horses by making a donation towards reaching our goal. No amount is too small.

Our New Home:

  • More pasture space with grass and better soil

  • Solid fencing

  • 35 permanent stalls

  • Wash stalls

  • Heated tack room and bathrooms in the barns

  • An indoor riding ring for year round training

  • Closer location to the city of Syracuse, for easier access for f our volunteers, local community groups, hospitals, colleges, veterinarians, etc.

  • Exterior hay and bedding storage, as well as manure storage further away from the turnout pastures.  

  • Safe electricity and water lines to well water

  • Easy access in and out of the property for all volunteers (including Wheelchair accessibility)

3721 Verplank Road

Clay, NY 13041

Tel:(315) 456-9380

© 2017 by Sunshine Horses, Inc. 

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