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Upcoming Events

October 17 and 18:  Hay is for Horses mini photo shoot - register now - slots are filling quickly.  (The Holidays are coming, these photos would make great gifts!!)

October 22:
  Level 4 Parelli trained Ania Knapinska will visit ERAF to introduce you to Horse personality traits and behaviors. 

November 1: Lunch and Learn program features Jeff Goran discussing Equine Dentistry at 11

November 15:  Art in the Barn

For more information, to make reservations or order tickets click here or go to our Events and Fundraisers page

New online resources available NOW!!!

Art in the Barn Reservations and Tickets


Hay is for Horses Mini Photo Shoot


Help Kevin Help ERAF
These animals are breathtakingly beautiful now as a result of the care they received at ERAF.   But,
it is not the way they arrived.

ERAF does its magic and the best thing of all happens, a rescue is  TWO RESCUES ARE ADOPTED within 3 months!!!

October 9, 2014  Mancha found her new forever home in Jupiter and the Peanut Gallery gave this tiny survivor a royal send-off.

July 24, 2014 TESSY has found her new forever home and leaves ERAF for her new adventures with her new bff Angie.

8-27-14 Update - In just 1 month, Angie is riding Tessy with a bitless bridle.  Incredible!!!  (images 11-14 below). Then watch the video here.


That is what ERAF does

Welcome to our website

The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF) is a not-for profit 501(c) 3 tax Exempt Corporation devoted to the rescue,retraining and rehabilitation of abused, abandoned and neglected horses in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We work closely with Sheriff’s Departments and Animal Care and Control Departments to identify these animals and remove them from dangerous and potentially lethal environments.  Our dedicated professional providers, supporters and volunteers work diligently to rehabilitate and care for these magnificent animals to bring them to a healthy and socialized state. 

Since its inception in 2000, ERAF has been totally dependent on donations, grants, wills and bequests to support our programs and services.  ERAF has received multiple awards, citations and grants from organizations familiar with our outstanding work and are eager to show their support.  These companies and organizations include, The Knopf Foundation, Palm City Chamber of Commerce,  Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, The ASPCA, Petco, The Board of Martin County Commissioners and The Home Depot of Stuart to name just a few. Please take a moment to view our complete list of supporters here.

 100% of all contributions are used to fund the foundation’s mission.   To date, ERAF has rescued over 110 horses and completed over 100 successful adoptions while keeping to their core objective:

ERAF’s mission is to find a fully qualified forever home 

for each equine that successfully completes our rehabilitation program 

and to provide a loving, healthy and comfortable home for those that cannot.  

Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF)  

 6400 SW Martin Highway, Palm City, FL 34990             PO Box 1199, Palm City, FL  34991                  (772)  220-0150   

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Download any or all of our informative and helpful publications:
  • ERAF Volunteer Application
  • Barn Operation Manual
  • Disaster Preparedness Manual
  • Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Owning a Horse

Just click HERE

Last update  10/7/14

What's new:
10-9-14 Mancha adopted, Blondee on Adopt a Community Horse page
10-7-14 New programs on the calendar:  Horse personality and Equine Dentistry talks
10-2-14 New Online!! New Volunteer onlineRegistration, online Volunteer Activity and online Volunteer Shift Sign up forms,  4 horses on Community Horse page
9-28-14 New and improved Volunteer Time Tracker form
9-25-14 Revised Organization Chart
9-22-14 New postings on Community Hoof Prints page
9-14-14 Eagle Scout project video on Build Fences page, wonderful donations from Nibble Nets and Marsha Sharpe of Sharpe Farms, NC. new life at the barn photos
9-9-14 Dawson on Community Hoof Prints page
9-8-14 Art in the Barn announcement
9-7-14 New Annie and Flash photos, added Life at the Barn page for beautiful candid photos you'll enjoy, new photos on volunteer page
9-4-14 Lunch and Learn time change, Natural Horsemanship Demo details
9-1-14 Added new Thank You from ERAF page and ERAF forms page, Updated Calendar
8-29-14 Barn Clean-up reminder
8-27-14 Hay is for Horses Fundraiser, GuideStar recognition, Kevin's Eagle Scout Project, Great news from Tessy
8-23-14 New Soda video-Soda Bio page, Updated Organization Chart, introduction to Erica Polvan, new Barn Coordinator-Organization page, updated equine bios
8-15-14 New Soda photos on his slide show, new Rupert In Training Photos, Updated Barn Manual-FYI & FAQ page, Added Mischief-Community Hoof Prints page
8-13-14 More "save the date" items on the Calendar, new Diva training photos, Tinkerbell adoption cancelled
8-11-14 Updated Volunteer Application, Updated Disaster Recovery Document
8-5-14 New Disaster Preparedness Document on FYI & FAQ page, new volunteer photos, Wine glass donation drive announcement
8-2-14 New call for help on Community Hoof Prints page 
8-1-14 Updated Supporter page
7-29-14 Tinkerbell adoption photos
7-24-14 New Diva, Emmy and Joey training photos, Tessy's adoption, Orientation and Lunch and Learn announcement
7-19-14 New training photos, added Volunteer application to FYI, How Can I Help pages, added contact information for Sheriff's Department and Animal Control to FYI page, added Google Site Search to help you find things here, new pictures of Flash and Annie
7-14-14 New photos in the slideshows for Logan, Tessy and Emerald.  New training photos of Rupert
ERAF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Pursuant to the requirements of Florida Statute Florida 496.111 the following information is provided:  A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida.  Our registration number with the Fl Dept of Agriculture is SC-12409.  100% of all the contributions received go to the foundation.