Centaur Rising help

This non profit organization is located in Pine, CO. Recently they have had a rough go of things financially. Centaur Rising has been a home to me and many other people/horses over the course of 25 years. Kris Cooper, the executive director of Centaur Rising is trying very hard to make ends meet. 

This is past week their truck broke down and needs a new clutch which is $2,000+. This truck is essential to get hay and bedding to these horses so they can survive and live comfortably. Then today (January 25,2018) their main SUV broke down with no diagnosis or cost yet but the tow truck alone was a lot of money for them. 

Over the the past couple of months Kris, her husband Jim, and their son Doug have been riddled with illnesses and unable to teach lessons to riders which is their main source of income and keeping the horses fed. 

The business and the horses are everything to them and to every one who knows them. We would be heart broken if we had to give the horses away for free (this would most likely be a death sentence) and sell the ranch. I basically grew up on the ranch and have learned how to train horses and teach students. It is my second home.

I ask for $6,000.00 to pay for the truck repairs, car repairs, and to help catch them up on other bills they may need desperately paid. Please help these wonderful people keep their livelihood and keep the horses safe, warm, and fed. 

“Centaur Rising seeks to restore Man’s connection with Nature through the teaching of classical horsemanship; thus instilling, confidence, communication, commitment and compassion for all living things.”

Also please note all donations are tax deductible  and are greatly appreciated.


  • E Edward Upchurch
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs


Sarah Gates
Colorado Springs, CO
Centaur Rising
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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