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Giving to Therapeion

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Help us Raise the Roof!

We're partnering with Courage Rock to build an indoor riding arena so we can offer year-round programs and services for those who can benefit from therapeutic riding. Please consider a gift to our Raise the Roof Building Fund. We're thrilled to share that we are nearly one-third of the way to our $180,000 goal! COMING SOON...we will have a new page on this website to tell you more abou the building project! Stay tuned!

Most of our budget goes directly to our student programs, but student class fees cover only 30% of our expenses. We depend on donations and sponsorships.  That is why supporters like you are so important to Therapeion!

Thank you to all who have supported us in the past, and thank you for your future support.  

The DONATE (one-time gift)  button will allow you to give a gift through PayPal or by credit card. 


Currently, it costs approximately $4,000 per horse for one year of feed, board, vet care, and other expenses.  A full scholarship for a student for the summer or fall classes is $320 and a half scholarship is $160.  However, any amount is helpful and gratefully received!

Additionally, you can "give continuously" (and painlessly) when you shop at Amazon Smile or Pay Less (Kroger) supermarkets. Just sign up with them to link your information and free money arrives to support our programs!


Therapeion also welcomes gifts in kind of classroom and office supplies, and feed, treats, and gear for the horses. If you would like to make an in-kind donation please contact us to see if we can make effective use of what you might be able to provide.

Libby Marks-Shepard Equine Fund

Named for Therapeion's founder in honor of her dedication and passion to our programs and horses, the Libby Marks-Shepard Equine Fund will cover the costs associated with boarding and caring for our horses and is another great place to give that helps out our four-legged Therapeion family members.

Therapeion's Sponsorship Levels

Triple Crown

$10,000 and up

This is the highest level of sponsorship, for donors who want to make a long-term impact on Therapeion's programs.  Support at this level maintains multiple horses, finances scholarships for a whole year, and can even help to add new horses to the program as older horses retire.

Barrel Racer


These donors are making an impact each year.  At this level, a donor is supporting one horse for a full year, student scholarships for a full session, and some of the utilities (keeping the lights on!).

Full Gallop


Donors at a full gallop are supporting one of the ponies for most of a year, contributing to stable fees, or helping cover class space improvements.



These donors are helping us cover month-to-month operational costs, including veterinary fees, insurance, telephone, and emergency repairs.



Donors at a trot are providing horse care and food for 1–2 months for one horse.  Alternatively, these donors are covering four to six student scholarships in a class session.



These donors are helping us generally, to fund necessary expenses such as insurance, phone, farrier fees, care for tack, ...and helping to pay for this website! 


These generous donors have provided us with materials or services to support Therapeion's mission.  We greatly appreciate their support, and we encourage our friends to consider them for their own business needs!

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax deductible.  Help us make miracles happen in the lives of our participants and families with your donation!

Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center
5622 N. East Shafer Dr.
Monticello, IN 47960

Please include a note with your check if you wish your donation to be used to sponsor a specific item.

We can be reached by phone at 765-414-8066 or by e-mail at

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