Saving Princess. A Hope Haven Love Story

Some of you may know Princess, one of our Norwegian Fjords, an incredibly patient, kind, and beautiful horse only 12 years old. She is a special favourite of many of our young riders.

Last year,  Princess contracted Potomac Horse Fever, a potentially fatal illness. Princess pulled through, with the truly heroic efforts of the team at Hope Haven. Due to the severity of Princess's condition, the financial costs to the charity were significant. We would like to thank our donors for helping us save Princess. It has taken 1 year, but Princess is back in the program and making our riders smile again. We could not make Hope happen without your support. 



Many Ways to Give

We have been the recipient of many generous donations from local service clubs, organizations, individuals and foundations and we are extremely grateful for the support. To view some of our donors, please scroll down. If you can help in any way ... we thank you.

Give as a Family

Set an example for your children on the importance of giving and let them experience the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference in someone’s life.

Give Personalized Donations

Donations given in an individual’s name are a great way to celebrate many occasions including weddings, birthdays, Christmas and many other occasions. A perfect solution for those hard-to-buy-for friends or family members!

Give as a Business

Many companies team build by working together to raise funds to give to charitable organizations ... get creative!

Create a Group Challenge

Challenge another group to match or beat a donation goal you set. This works with businesses, universities, service clubs, athletic teams ... the possibilities are endless.


Sponsor a Rider

Red Ribbon-$320/rider session for a season or 1 week of camp

Blue Ribbon-$160/ rider session

Yellow Ribbon-$ 120/ Modified rider session

Sponsor a Horse

Red Ribbon-$ 5,000 /year -Full care and training of a therapeutic horse

Blue Ribbon-$2,500/ year- Partial care of a therapeutic horse

Yellow Ribbon-$1, 000/year- Feed for a therapeutic horse

All financial donors will receive a charitable receipt for use as an income tax deduction on your next tax return.


Hope Haven

545747 Sideroad 4A, RR #2
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

(t) 519-986-1247


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Benoit Dube, Executive Director

Barb Sheperd, Development Officer

Robyn Allen, Program Manager

Holly Stiene, Volunteer Coordinator

Ann-Ida Beck, CanTRA Senior Instructor (CTRSI)

Gillian MacNeill, Horse Trainer