Thanks to Our Donors

Our generous donors have helped us keep the smiles on the faces of our riders for another year. Thank you for your support!

Running our Ranch and providing valued services to our clients is an expensive task. Equi Star, Inc. relies heavily on donations to keep costs low for our clients, provide scholarship opportunities, and make sure the amazing ride never ends. All donations are tax deductible.

Our Donation Wishlist

Equine Needs

  • A circular riding pen
  • Toys for riding games: balls, rings, hula-hoops, etc.
  • Snacks for volunteers
  • Riding helmets
  • Mosquito spray and sunblock
  • Horse tack & halters
  • Hand tools
  • Plexiglass for window replacement
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Equine first aid supplies
  • Paper Products: tissues, paper plates, etc.
  • Ingredients for homemade fly spray: blue Dawn dish soap, blue Listerine mouthwash, apple cider vinegar
  • Dried minced garlic (for fly control)
  • A large pony (14hh to 15hh)
  • Hay (bales or rounds)
  • Carrots and apples as treats

General Fund

As Equi Star, Inc. continues to grow, so does our financial need. A donation to the General Fund keeps all the behind-the-scenes work going to ensure a fantastic finished product. Gifts to our General Fund help us pay for utilities, insurance, training, Special Olympics, work experience programs for special needs individuals, and administrative needs.

Sponsor a Horse

An ongoing, annual donation of $2,000 to our Horse Support Fund will help us to care for our wonderful horses. To commemorate your gift, an attractive plaque with your name(s) will be displayed on the stall of the horse you've sponsored. You can also co- sponsor a horse with an ongoing, annual donation of $1,000.

In Honor

Make a gift in honor of a beloved family member or friend.

In Memory

Memorialize a loved one with a gift in their name.


Bottle & Can Redemption

Equi Star, Inc. has teamed up with local bottle redemption centers in Lockport, enabling you to donate your bottle refund directly to us. Just drop off your bottles and let them know you would like the refund donated to Equi Star, Inc.  You'll receive a slip with the number of bottles returned. The centers are:

Niagara County Bottle Redemption Center
4022 Lake Avenue  |  Lockport, NY 14094
We receive 5.5 cents per can or bottle

Fast Cash Bottle and Can Redemption Center
5714 South Transit Rd.  |  Lockport, NY 14094
We receive 6 cents per can or bottle

In the summer months, we also collect bottles at the Ranch and we will drop them off at the center for you.


Help us reach our goal

We are currently testing our online donation form which will be available shortly. If you would like to make a donation today, please use our contact form or call Peggy at (716) 602-6185 for information on how you can help us help others.


$2,175 of $60,000 Raised

Donation Form

Select your donation amount, fill out the required fields and then click the "Donate Now" button. You will be redirected to PayPal.com where you can make a secure payment with either a PayPal account or any major credit card.

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