• Donate

    Your support allows us to offer services at subsidized rates that are affordable for families, and to offer financial aid to ensure that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. NCTRC is a 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID 56-1381694) and your gift may be tax-deductible.

    General Donations

    In Memory, In Honor, General Support, etc.

    These donations are what keep NCTRC operating - paying for care of the horses, staff salaries, financial aid, and facility costs. Donations may be designated in honor or memory of someone as specified by you. Click here to donate securely online. Donations may also be mailed to NCTRC, 4705 Nicks Road, Mebane, NC 27302.

    In Kind Donations

    Horse and Farm Equipment

    We welcome donations of used tack and horse equipment, and other items that are needed around the farm. Items that cannot be used directly by our program may be sold, with proceeds benefiting the organization. The sale of excess donated tack currently raises over $3000/year to benefit programming, so these donations are much appreciated. Click here for more information on in kind donations.

    Wish List

    Items that will make a difference

    These are items that are needed by our program, plus a few "wishes" that although not strictly necessary, would help us to deliver best in class programming.

    Other Gifts

    Ensure NCTRC's future with a planned gift.

    For designated gifts or funds, planned gifts, transfers of stock, etc, please contact us so we can work with you to meet your wishes.

  • Wish List

    These items will help us deliver high quality services to our clients.

    For the Arena

    • Storage Box for toys and games in the outdoor arena.
    • Replacement cover for our vaulting barrel.
    • New Props for the arena (these are custom ordered, please contact us for options).
    • iPads to be modified for use in the saddle.
    • Large outdoor wall-mounted smart board to be used by instructors to demonstrate position changes, exercises, etc.
    For the Horses
    • Pony Saddle, 15", changeable gullet or a wide/extra wide tree option to accommodate Bachelor.
    • Grazing muzzles - we prefer this type for comfort and safety, and our dream wish list type is the Greenguard. Horse and cob sizes are most frequently needed, or contact us for current needs.
    • Lead ropes - we use the navy/burgundy rope, and they do need frequent replacement so these are always welcome!
    • Rainbow cotton reins (these have been discontinued, so we would love to find a volunteer who was game to try dyeing white cotton reins for us as we really miss them!).
    • Turnout blankets/sheets - please contact us for current needs as brands/sizes can vary tremendously, so these are chosen for the best fit for each particular horse. In general, this is a great model for our horses' needs. Current needs include a 60" waterproof sheet, 60" waterproof blanket, and 68" waterproof sheet.
    • Replacement tail straps for blankets.
    • Lederbalsam leather conditioner to care for and extend the life of our tack.
    For the Farm
    • Medium size tractor with implements for maintaining the farm - bushhog, mower, arena drag, blade, etc.
    • Gravel, sand, and grading time to repair the path from the parking area to the arenas.
    • Grading time for maintenance of the paddock areas and paths.
    • Farm truck capable of safely pulling a horse trailer.
    • Kid-safe mulch for playground area.
    • Additional ground lighting for the path to the parking lot.
    • Fresh paint for pasture gates.
    For the Office
    • Computers capable of running Windows 10.
    • Large whiteboards are always needed.
    • Heavy duty shredder to destroy paper records that have been scanned and stored electronically.
    • Tables to be used for workshops, summer camp, meetings, and workspaces.
    • Plain white copy paper is always needed.
    • Fresh paint for the office interior.
    • Heavy duty vacuum cleaner.