Our foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the at risk Clydesdale Horse.
USACPF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is dedicated to the preservation of the Clydesdale Horse. through education, rescue, and public riding demonstrations. The Clydesdale Breed is classified as "at risk" by the Equus Trust Foundation and as "vulnerable" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Our mission is to educate the public about their "at risk" classification, history, abilities and difficulties affecting the Clydesdale Horse.
Helping educate our society about the versatility of the Clydesdale Horse will contribute to the Clydesdale's survival. These beautiful, majestic horses not only make wonderful hitch teams, but also can become very dependable riding mounts.
Our goals are to support an increase in the Clydesdale population through the promotion of the Clydesdale as a desirable riding horse. USACPF also provides educational resources for high schools and colleges that offer equestrian studies, FFA and 4-H programs. Additionally, we exhibit the versatile Clydesdale Breed through media and show presentations in a multitude of public settings. Through our foundation's efforts we expect to contribute to the preservation and promotion of the Clydesdale Horse, thus providing a place in today's society for them and for future generations to enjoy.
This foundation is not labelled on the outside and looks like a house. It is safe, but I do wish it was labelled for professionalism. Dirty work areas. They teach you a moderate amount about horses and will train even if you don't know much. Horses can be mildly aggressive. Organizing their unrelated personal belongings is something they should do on their own time, not for volunteers. Needs more volunteers to spread out workload. There is a long term commitment which you can schedule weekly. Though I wish there was enough volunteers for people to come in a shift whenever, my work schedule changed too much to commit same day every week. The low number of volunteers is due to the poor public relations and lack of community outreach. Top management can get demanding and unappreciative. They try to guilt you into coming to events and volunteer more because they are short staffed. It feels like being taken advantage of. Need to treat volunteers like potential donors
Volunteering here as taught me such things as how to feed, horse handling skills and I had no idea there is a Clydesdale population decline which could result in extinction – very scary thought for these gentle giants. There are many volunteer opportunities no matter your skill set; outdoor maintenance/repair, horse care, office help, etc. If you have time they’d appreciate your help, even if you can only commit to once or twice per month, every volunteer hour helps. Everyone I’ve met here is helpful and friendly which makes it an enjoyable place to come.
I have volunteered for this wonderful organization for over a year and a half. Even though I moved out of state, I volunteer here whenever I'm in town for a visit. The Director and volunteers are dedicated to the 6 Clydesdales living on site and to the mission of the Foundation - to educate the public about the at risk nature of this breed and to promote their worth in preservation. I have loved being with these gentle horses - the feeding, grooming, cleaning stalls(!) and education events this Foundation holds. It is evident these horses are loved and well cared for and the organization's mission is strong and true.