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Peaceful Acres Horses

3740 rynex corners rd
pattersonville , NY , 12137
Phone: 518 887 3178
42° 52' 3.5076" N, 74° 5' 10.4964" W
Contact name: 
Rebecca Smalley
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Peaceful Acres Horses (PAH), is a sanctuary for formerly at-risk and slaughter-bound equines. A not-for-profit organization located on 156 pristine acres in rural Schenectady County in upstate New York. PAH was founded in 2003 and incorporated in 2007, with 501(c)3 status achieved in March 2009. At the sanctuary, rescued and retired horses are cared for and rehabilitated by PAH Volunteer CareGivers. PAH CareGivers are special people who are committed to offering their time, compassion and funding support to assist with restoration and sanctuary living.

Peaceful Acres Horses’ mission is to provide a therapeutic environment for people to resolve issues related to grief, loss, and trauma and to regain strength and trust. Peaceful Acres Horses offers Experiential Learning services to youth, adults, families, veterans and cancer survivors through equine learning programs and retreats.


 We are currently seeking referrals into our Youth Summer camp program. Peaceful Acres Horses’ Youth Summer Camp is offered to teens ages 12-17 years old, who have interest in horses & nature. All participants will learn how to provide proper care & train a rescued horse who is in need of a buddy to call their own.

Teens will also discover improved personal, physical, social and emotional wellness through Yoga classes, Meditation, Nature Walks, Nutrition Classes, and Equine Guided Experiential Learning. This program is open to 8 youth participants, Monday- Thursday (9:00am-3:00pm) for a two week duration.

Peaceful Acres Horses equine rescue organization is offering our Empowering Teens - Horse Camp (12-17yo). Participants will have a horse of their own and learn the fundamentals of horsemanship, building rapport, communication, handling, grooming and at-liberty sessions. This is a fun, empowering, engaging, active and nature-based program.

Camp is offered from 8:00-4:30/Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays/June-August.  Early drop off & pick up is available. Registration is limited to 6 participants per camp session.    

Contact Nanci Beyerl at to register.  PAH is located in Schenectady County.    

(518) 887-3178