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Winchester, NH   |
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EIN: 47-2346625


Draft Gratitude gives senior farming horses a second chance and a place to call home.

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Rebecca Roy

Main address

148 Ashuelot Street

Winchester, NH 03470 USA

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Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info


NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

What we aim to solve

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Aged farming draft horses have spent years in harnesses working. Many end up at high risk auctions and ultimately slaughter. They deserve a soft landing and safe retirement.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rescue & Rehabilitation of Draft Horses

Draft Gratitude was established in 2014 to give unwanted senior working horses a second chance and a place to call home. Our primary focus is the rescue and rehabilitation of senior farming horses. Once rehabilitated, the horses are available for adoption to approved homes. Rescued horses that are not adoptable for various reasons will live out their days safely with us in sanctuary.

Population(s) Served

Rehabilitated draft horses may be adopted to approved, forever homes.

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Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

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Related Program

Rescue & Rehabilitation of Draft Horses

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Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to provide quality care that is timely, responsible, and reasonable, with a focus on quality of life for unwanted draft horses.

Maintaining relationships where these horses are coming from without judgement.

Maintaining our established relationship with our veterinarian.

Interacting visually and physically with every horse in our care twice per day to catch any needs or differences in behavior as early as possible.

Having funds available for acute veterinary needs so that appropriate care can be delivered without concern of affording it.

Maintain appropriate veterinary records in combination with regular health checks of our herd including timely vaccines, hoof care, and dental work.

We have developed a great team of care providers. Being proactive with regular health checks, appropriate hoof care, and appropriate dental care combined with a proven feeding program goes a long ways toward maintaining healthy draft horses.

Since 2014, (as of October 2020) we have saved 52 draft horses from slaughter.
We will keep saving the lives of unwanted draft horses within our means.
We have earned our Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Verification.


Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rebecca Roy

Rebecca Roy is the founder and president of Draft Gratitude. She grew up on a small farm with draft horses. In addition to taking care of unwanted draft horses, she runs a small farm stand, works in her husband's business, and is raising a 9 year old son. After its first two years, Draft Gratitude grew into a consistently self-supporting organization under Rebecca’s helm. This success was due her the integrity, transparency, work ethic, and willingness to learn. Rebecca brought a marketing degree, business management experience, and a love of senior draft horses to the drawing board. From there she spent countless hours studying nonprofit best practices for fundraising, acknowledgments, storytelling, bookkeeping, donor management, social media, and more. Rebecca takes pride in providing care, kindness, and compassion to the draft horses that are lucky enough to make their way to Draft Gratitude.


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/15/2023
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Board chair

Rebecca Roy

Rebecca Roy

Cathy Hartle

Jessica Beaman

Carissa Tripi

Alana Michaud

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/15/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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