Where does the name "Epona Farm Sanctuary" come from? Epona is a Celtic deity and the protector of horses, donkeys, and mules. She is also known as a goddess of fertility, as she is often portrayed with cornucopia's and in the presence of foals.
At the heart of what we do is advocacy for the humane, ethical, and protective care of horses, donkeys and mules. Through the rescue, rehabilitation and re-training of equine in need, we have created a sanctuary for both horses, and the humans who care for them while they participate in rehabilitative and educational services such as Equine Assisted Learning and Wellness, Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Recreation and Therapeutic Horticulture.
In November 2014, we created Epona Farm Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization to help us expand our advocacy and educational efforts for the humane and ethical treatment of horses, and to further research and community outreach for equine assisted therapies and equine assisted activities.
The foundation is a 100% volunteer project and we welcome your participation. Please contact us at 607-658-3285, or email us for more information.