Donations & Support

Rider horse using rampRainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is funded entirely by donations. Donations of money, material, and services are an integral part of Rainbow’s success.

Funds to support Rainbow come from a number of sources including private and business contributors, local clubs, and government and foundation grants. On certain occasions, we are the beneficiary of another organization’s fundraising events:  Azalea Charities Sponsors a major portion of our Wounded Warriors @ Rainbow program, serving recuperating military personnel from Walter Reed. Minnieland Academy entirely funds our Mane Experience program, serving students from Forest Park and Hylton high schools Monday-Friday during the entire school year. This program costs $70,000.  Rainbow is seeking corporate partners to serve other high schools in Prince William County.

We have various fundraising events throughout the year. The February Winter Dance and Silent Auction are lots of fun. Other opportunities to have a great time, meet the Rainbow family, and to help us financially are to participate in our March FUN Run, May Golf Classic and September Memorial Concert.  We are also at all of the Spend A Day in Haymarket events.

Some examples of how your money goes to work:

  • $100.00 helps provide 2 weeks of food, veterinary, and farrier services for one horse.
  • $200.00 helps pay for a Therapeutic Riding Instructor to provide 4 weeks of lessons to a group of disabled students.
  • $500 pays for a saddle.

The fully burdened cost of one lesson is $150.  $7,200 funds a rider for a full year. Partial scholarships are greatly appreciated!

Adopt – A – Horse!

Rainbow Center has a beautiful herd of 14 hardworking and loyal horses. The annual cost to care for one horse is more than $2500! You can adopt a Rainbow Center horse with a contribution of $2400 or more, which can be paid in quarterly increments of $600. Your Adopt-a-Horse donation helps pay for hay, grain, farrier, supplements and medication for our dedicated therapy horses. A plaque bearing your name will be placed on our mini barn, and you will receive a framed photo of you and your beloved horse! And, of course, to spend time with your adopted friend, we would be happy to arrange for visits.

If you are interested in adopting a horse, please contact Debi Alexander, at or by calling 703-754-6159.

Scheduled Donations
Student on horse

You can also donate to Rainbow on a regular schedule, through payroll deductions. Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is member #8958 of the United Way of the National Capital Area, the Prince William United Way, and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Just ask your payroll department and they will help you make a regularly scheduled contribution.

If you want to donate directly to Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center, send your contributions to:

Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center
P.O. Box 479
Haymarket, VA  20168


Emily's DadIn loving memory of David Abbott Sr., whose short 60 years on earth touched so many lives.  Through his daughter, Emily, he developed a love for horseback riding and the mission of Rainbow to help disabled men, women and children overcome their challenges in life.  David and his wife, Robin, dreamed of retiring and volunteering their time helping Rainbow out in any way that they could.  In his memory, we are accepting donations.


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Please help us help the special children and adults of Northern Virginia. Donating is fast, easy, safe, and secure!

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