Have you ever considered how welcoming your organization is to potential horse adopters? Are staff and volunteers easily accessible and willing to work with established and first-time adopters? Find out how two horse rescues, Nexus Equine and Hickory Hill Farm, appeal to and support a variety of equine adopters while ensuring good matches for their horses.
How to make your facility welcoming for adopters
How to conduct meaningful conversation-based adoptions
How to market your horses to make the best matches
How to collaborate with other adoption agencies and engage your community in your work
How to do effective follow-ups and create lasting relationships with adopters
Anyone affiliated with an equine adoption agency, including staff, volunteers and board members
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Rita Hoch is Founder, President and CEO of Nexus Equine in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has owned and shown horses most of her life and created Nexus as a resource and support for horses in transition. Rita is married to Will and has one son, William. There are 5 Hoch horses: Louie, Trudy, Boots, Gladys and Jelly Bean the donkey.
Rescue Director, Rescue Division at Hickory Hill Farms
Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Emma actually grew up in McKinney, Texas. She was riding her family’s horses and ponies before she could walk! She carried her love for horses with her when she moved to Lebanon, TN, in 2017 and began volunteering at Hickory Hill Farm (HHF). She is passionate about caring for every horse who comes through HHF and leads the Rescue Division as the Rescue Director.