Encouraging You to Donate on Giving Tuesday

As we move into the holiday season our thoughts turn to the many businesses, large and small, as well as the nonprofits that are struggling during these uncertain times. Amongst the hard-hit have been horse rescues. One such rescue is the River Pines Horse Sanctuary (RPHS) in Missoula, MT which is operated by Eponaquest Instructor Shari Montana. On Giving Tuesday, December 1st, we encourage you to reach out and support RPHS or any horse rescue near you in need of assistance so they can continue to provide care for these beautiful animals.


Message from Shari Montana RE: #GivingTuesday Fundraiser Information for River Pines Horse Sanctuary:

We have the very special honor and privilege of representing the horses at River Pines Horse Sanctuary, and the responsibility that attends that special honor – to campaign and fundraise for their rehabilitation, their continuing care, and the special work they do helping people.

Christina and Shari’s Giving Tuesday Fundraiser for River Pines Horse Sanctuary

Fundraiser by Shari Montana, Founder and Christina Carruthers, Vice President for River Pines Horse Sanctuary

About the Fundraiser:

Want to help support a unique cause that and double the impact of one donation? First, one that gives end of life care for 25 amazing horses and second, one that helps bring these horses to their mission of community support through classes providing suicide prevention strategies, resiliency skills and emotional fitness?

This #GivingTuesday we’re raising money for River Pines Horse Sanctuary to be able to continue both of these important causes. Your contribution will provide a two-for-one impact on the wellbeing of our community in these unusual times of COVID 19 by…

  1. Helping to provide a safe and caring environment for a herd of amazing horses.
  2. Providing year-round security for the space and place these horses need to give back with their whole hearts and indomitable spirits helping people!

Act now!


or wait for midnight on #GivingTuesday to make your donation double through Google’s matching funds!

Without these horses and their unique mission, we cannot support our friends and neighbors suffering from suicidality, trauma or those in need of resiliency skills and emotional fitness during these trying times…

You can help preserve a place for these horses and support their important mission by making a donation now.

Whether you donate $5 or $500 every bit helps. Monthly donations are especially supportive as they are sustaining and demonstrate to granting agencies just how important River Pines Horse Sanctuary is to our community.

Thank You for your support.

Below you will find a link to information about River Pines Horse Sanctuary as a nonprofit organization – our mission, budget, how we rehabilitate horses, and then provide opportunities for these horses to:

  • improve the lives of individuals in our community who experience suicidality
  • help those in need of resiliency skills and social and emotional fitness
  • develop leadership techniques, strong core values and build character for those in need of help

Remember, you can help preserve a place for these horses and support their important mission by making a one time or monthly donation now.  Thank you again for your support!

Shari, Christina and our amazing Herd of Horses

River Pines Horse Sanctuary


Shari Montana, Founder
River Pines Horse Sanctuary, 406 207 6105


Shari Montana Art Studios
120 River Pines Road
Missoula, Montana 59804

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