Capital Campaign

From its inception in 1992 to the present, Stable Hands has offered valuable equine therapy that has enhanced the quality of life and health for special needs individuals by improving physical, emotional, cognitive and social development.

Until recently the program has managed to function within the confines of donated arena space in borrowed facilities, an all-volunteer staff, borrowed horses, and donated equipment.

With the requests for equine therapy services increasing each year, Stable Hands needs to expand and have consistent regular hours of operation in order to meet the demand.  A full-time facility will allow us to serve new populations including military veterans.  The program’s service area will also expand covering a larger area in Central Wisconsin where opportunities for equine assisted therapies are limited.

Stable Hands Equine Therapy Building Expansion

Building Expansion Plans


PHASE 1: Stable Hands has achieved its first goal of having a permanent facility.  Our new home is located at 10710 Evergreen Drive, Wausau.  It is a 28-acre horse farm in the Town of Stettin. 

PHASE 2: This step involves a sheltered arena for our program activities.  This phase seeks to raise the funds needed to build the shell of an indoor arena.  This will “put a roof over our heads.”  The program will use this shell and the existing barn and Activity Center to develop and deliver appropriate programming.  We have obtained the basic funding and have built the shell of the arena, but are still active in the campaign to raise the additional funds needed to install the proper footing for the animals and insulate and heat the building in order to provide year-round services.

PHASE 3: The final phase will bring the program to full-time/full-year operation. Plans include the completion of the indoor arena additions and other renovations – stalls, tack/feed rooms and community areas.

Your financial support of Stable Hands enables the continuation and expansion of the program.

Donate Online:

Or mail your donation by completing our capital campaign donation pledge form and sending both to:

Stable Hands, Inc. Capital Campaign
3501 Swan Ave.
Wausau, WI 54401

Every donation, no matter what size, is greatly appreciated and will be put to excellent use. Thank you for your willingness to support the efforts of Stable Hands, Inc. and make a difference in our community.