Our Board of Directors

Denali Jordan - Founder

Terri Sternberg

Mary Jacoy

Kelly Coleman

Rob Hodes


Rick Jordan - Treasurer

Dylan Coleman - President, Executive Director

Christine Greenberg - Director of Social Media

Kelly Coleman - Secretary

Laura Maddy - Equine Supervisor

Valdia O’Connell - Thoroughbred Supervisor

Dr. Tom Sampson - Advisory Board

Mandate for Humanity for Horses

Humanity for Horses has made a heartfelt decision to now also rescue the smaller breeds of animals. We took in 26 chickens who now live in a coop that looks like a mansion. We have built a home for 38 rabbits that will be taken care of and live off the sanctuary site. As well, we have built a cattery for 64 cats that will also be taken care of and live off the sanctuary site.

We welcome all these souls to our magnificent H4H family. We feel blessed to be able to do this because we truly believe that an animal saved is an angel secured.

Humanity For Horses of California is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries


Accreditation signifies that Humanity for Horses meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine and farm animal care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.

“Nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Shasta, Humanity for Horses stands out among a field of many wonderful equine and farm animal sanctuaries,” said Daryl Tropea, GFAS Senior Deputy Director. “Humanity for Horses has created an environment of nurturing providing a safe haven for so many animals in need. The people who work and care for the animals at Humanity for Horses, are the very definition of professionalism. Their attention to detail is commendable and their dedication to these animals is undeniable.”

“I am thrilled to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries,” said Denali Jordon, Founder of Humanity for Horses. “I believe that the unification and cooperation of animal sanctuaries around the world can only be of benefit to the safety of the animal kingdom. United we stand, divided we fall, surely rings true when it comes to any and all unfortunate beings. I look forward to being of greater service, where ever I can, whenever I can. My dream is to put an end to animal abuse and the ignorance that causes it. The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries is certainly an organization that can assist me in fulfilling that dream. For this reason alone, I am deeply grateful.”

We are an accredited sanctuary with Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) and an approved sanctuary for Off-Track Thoroughbreds with CARMA (California Retirement Management Account for Thoroughbreds). We partner with Sheriff and Animal Control Departments as well as Humane Societies to intake seized and surrendered horses.


The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has accredited Humanity for Horses as an official Thoroughbred aftercare facility. There are only a total of 23 TAA accredited facilities in the United States.  Stated James Hastie, TAA Executive Director: “We’re thrilled to grant accreditation to these worthy organizations in recognition of the great work they’re doing. Each of these facilities has undergone a rigorous review process to ensure that they are providing a uniform level of care for our retired Thoroughbreds.”


Humanity for Horses is among 21 thoroughbred aftercare organizations that have earned re-accreditation by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in 2015. 

The TAA requires organizations to go through a rigorous accreditation process to meet its Code of Standards, which includes areas of operation, education, horse health care management and facility standards and services.  Accreditation provides us the opportunity to apply for grants from the TAA to support our Thoroughbred aftercare operations

This is the 2nd time Humanity for Horses has been awarded this honor.  We are grateful to have been considered for this award and anticipate an excellent working relationship with the TAA.



Our Sister Nonprofits

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