Healing Arenas awarded CARMA 2019 Grant!

We’re excited to partner with CARMA, California’s premier Thoroughbred racing Aftercare Organization!  Many thanks to volunteers and Director Anjuli Beckton for assistance with the Granting process, completed last September.  We’d like to thank CARMA for their trust in our organization, to help us with our Mission!  Learn all about CARMA and their Mission here:  http://www.carma4horses.org


Slycy goes National with gift from Equus and Platinum Performance!

Thank you to the Equus Foundation for rewarding us with the Transparency Grant for 2018, an annual contribution which this wonderful organization gives to non-profits that promote health and well-being for equines across the nation!  Your trust in our organization means so much!


We’d also like to thank Platinum Performance for their $500 Gift Certificate for their products for Slycy, our 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover contestant!  Slycy will be using #PlatinumPerformance for the next 30 days – we can’t wait to see the improvement in his conditioning!  Thank you Platinum Performance for your partnership!!


We are grateful to be a Platinum Guidestar Member!

Thoroughbred Adoption Network Article!

Thank you Diana Pikulski, Editor, for your time and interest in Healing Arenas!

Read this national racing industry article here:   https://www.thoroughbredadoption.com/retraining-ottb-with-julie-baker/

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Viva Pentelicus, winner of over $347,000 (running 96 times all over the US) with Maria working at the Oakdale Rodeo in 2014!

Spend Earth Day with the Horses!

Come celebrate Earth Day at Help A Horse Day 2017 !

In honor of our Stable Survivors Veterans Project, see the American Legion Post 74 Honor Guard raise the Flag at 11am!  The first ever Freestyle Competition for rescued horses and their handlers at 11:05, followed by an Adoption Showcase at 1:00pm.  Bring the kids to the “Paint the Pony” booth, get your picture taken with an ex-racehorse who won almost a million dollars!  Play Burro Bingo and visit all the adoptable  horses.  Visit Hope’s Chance Sanctuary and Oakdale Equine Rescue booths.  Food available by Crescent Supply’s Snack Shack – see you there!


FREESTYLE COMPETITION – Entries close April 15th!



ADOPTION SHOWCASE – Entries close April 15th!


Large Animal Rescue Tactical Training Feb 7-8, 2017

Healing Arenas is excited to host a Tactical Training (formal FSTEP) for our local first responder personnel (San Joaquin and Stanislaus County, Modesto and Escalon Fire Departments, Veterinarians and Techs, Animal Control, Sheriff’s Mounted Unit, law enforcement and EMS).  

Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale has been gracious to sponsor their venue for this important training!  Pre-requisite for registration and the registration fee is listed on the flyer below.  For more information on the professional trainers, the livestock Emergency Management organization, and important free Emergency Tips for livestock owners, please visit: http://www.halterfund.org/

**NOTE**  We also have the opportunity to offer the local equine community (owners, trainers, 4H leaders and students, FFA, horse clubs, etc) their own specific Large Animal Rescue Awareness training (LAR), soon to be a pre-requisite for the formal FSTEP class.  The registration fee for this 1 day only class (which includes classroom and demonstrations only – actual rescue equipment and tactics are usually performed by 911 services) will be $150 and require 15 students to be effective.  To get an idea of  the education provided at these trainings, again please visit:  http://www.halterfund.org/

**NOTE** If you are NOT a professional First Responder and are interested in this LAR Awareness Training AND/OR forming a Formal Central Valley LAR Team, please contact us immediately in order to schedule your training for 2017 (spots are almost taken for 2017) click here!  Contact Us.