SPCA Stables at Indian Springs is no longer operated by the SPCA for Monterey County. You can reach the new Indian Springs Equestrian Center operated by the nonprofit group Hope Horses and Kids at 831-455-5040.
For the past five years, the SPCA for Monterey County operated SPCA Stables at Indian Springs as an auxiliary part of our nonprofit. On Friday, March 1st, the SPCA handed the reins over to local nonprofit Hope Horses and Kids.
Last April, after careful consideration, the SPCA informed the Indian Springs HOA and all owners boarding their horses at the stables, that we would not be renewing our lease for operating the stables when it expired February 28, 2019. The SPCA chose to give boarders and Indian Springs ten months’ notice to help provide a smooth transition. This provided Hope Horses and Kids, an organization that operated at the stables during the SPCA’s lease, the chance to take over operations of the stables.
“When we took on this venture, it was a reclamation project and the stables were in danger of closing and leaving horses without a home,” says Scott Delucchi, SPCA Executive Director. “Now that the stables are safe, we will step out and continue our focus on rescuing and protecting all animals in need, including homeless, abandoned, and neglected horses. We believe in Hope Horses and Kids mission and will be handing them a thriving stables full of wonderful boarders, horses and friends.”
Hope, Horses & Kids is an equine assisted learning program dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit of kids through the quiet strength of the horse. Lori Tuttle, the Executive Director, is excited and honored to be taking over management of Indian Springs Equestrian Center. “We thank the SPCA for all they’ve done to improve the stables, and are excited for this opportunity to expand our mission of touching lives one hoofbeat at a time.”