Urban Stable – serving Winnipeg and surrounding communities since 2001

Urban Stable (legal name The Horse Connection Inc.) is a registered charity that provides equine programs to youth who face challenges – and we can’t do it alone. When you donate to Urban Stable, you are donating to an established organization with programs that have a proven track record of helping youth re-engage with their education, themselves and their community.

Our incredible, unique programs can only continue and grow with your support. Change lives and help youth unbridle their potential by donating today!

Urban Stable has partnered with CanadaHelps to make online giving secure and easy. If you wish to complete your donation offline please print and complete the donation form and mail it along with your cheque to our office. If you need further assistance contact our office.

Ways to Support Urban Stable

There are many ways you can support Urban Stable:

  • Make a One Time Donation
  • Sponsor a Student
  • Donate Monthly
  • Donate Securities and Mutual Funds
  • Leave a Legacy – Bequests and Endowment Funds
  • In-Kind Donations

Make a One Time Donation

All donations, no matter how big or how small, support Urban Stable’s unique, life-changing programs and help youth unbridle their potential. Make a difference in the lives of youth and in your communities by donating to Urban Stable today.

Donate Today

Sponsor a Student  

Help raise the funds to match our partners’ contributions to sponsor a student to attend Urban Stable’s unique programs.

$1,400   sponsors a student for one year
$ 700     sponsors a student for six months
$ 350     sponsors a student for three months
$ 120     sponsors a student for one month
$ 30       sponsors a student for one week

Sponsor a Student 

Become a Monthly Donor

Make a big impact with a monthly gift. Why become a monthly donor? It’s good for you and for Urban Stable!

  • Offer a steady and predictable source of funding to Urban Stable – Helps you and Urban Stable plan ahead
  • Make tax time easier for you– Receive one tax receipt at the end of the year for all your charitable donations to Urban Stable
  • Feel good– Once your donation is set you can feel good knowing you are making a difference every month

Donate Monthly

Donate Securities and Mutual Funds

Make a bigger impact by donating securities and mutual funds – the most efficient way to give charitably! With a donation of securities or mutual funds, capital gains tax does not apply, allowing you to give more and get more.

CanadaHelps makes it simple for you to donate securities and mutual funds to Urban Stable. By donating shares directly, you get a larger tax credit and give more to Urban Stable, making a bigger impact. Learn more about donating securities and mutual funds.

Donate Securities or Mutual Funds Today

Leave a Legacy 

There are many reasons to consider leaving a legacy gift. It is a great way to ensure your memory lives on. It is also a way to acknowledge Urban Stable, the impact it has made in your life, the lives of those who are important to you, and those in your communities. A legacy gift will help continue Urban Stable’s important work. Plus, there are financial benefits.

Leave a legacy with Urban Stable!


Bequests or leaving a gift in your will is a simple and thoughtful way to leave a personal legacy, representing your life and values. Whether it is a set dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, a bequest in your will to Urban Stable allows you to help unbridle youth potential for years to come. Making a bequest is simple. If you have already prepared your will, you can update it with a Codicil, a supplementary paragraph added to the existing will, describing your gift intentions.

If you have not yet prepared a will, this is a good time to think about your estate planning. This is an important first step to ensure that your intentions for your estate are documented and that your family and loved ones will be properly taken care of. It is important you consult with a professional when drafting your will. The information provided here is general in nature. It is important that our supporters seek independent counsel before making a planned gift.

Endowment Funds

Endowment funds leave a legacy by supporting Urban Stable now and in the future. Endowment funds are an investment fund established by a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital, providing funds for Urban Stable in perpetuity.

Endowment funds are typically funded entirely by donations that are deductible for the donors, providing tax advantages now. Funds are invested for growth for a period of time and then the income from the principal is used by Urban Stable to help support the efficient running of our programs. Add a gift to the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund that has been created for Urban Stable or establish your own endowment fund for Urban Stable.

Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund

Lloyd Jensen and Sue Werner established the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund in memory of Sue’s parents. Lloyd and Sue have a passion for supporting youth and programs that help youth reach their full potential. They wanted to honour Walter and Joan with a fund that would provide support for youth for generations to come.

Your gift to this fund will be pooled and invested, with the generated income distributed annually as grants to Urban Stable, to support our mission. As the original gift remains invested, your contribution will continue to benefit youth in your communities in perpetuity.

Contribute to the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund here or create your own endowment fund.

For more information on endowment funds, we suggest contacting The Winnipeg Foundation. Their website is packed with helpful information and you can schedule a consultation with one of The Foundation’s knowledgeable Donor Service Specialist Advisers.

Leave a Legacy – What will be yours?

In-Kind Donations

We accept in-kind donations of:

  • Program equipment – see donation policy below
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Time & expertise in an area that would benefit Urban Stable

Donation Policy for In-Kind Donations of Equipment:

  • Items must be cleaned (and oiled if leather) before donating
  • Items must be in good, usable condition (no excessive wearing, holes, etc.)
  • Please send pictures of items you are wanting to donate by email
  • Urban Stable may decline the donation of items
  • Urban Stable will determine fair market value for donated items and issue a tax receipt accordingly
  • If items are in good condition, but Urban Stable is unable to use them in the program they may be sold by Urban Stable with the proceeds going directly back to support Urban Stable’s programs
  • Donations must be dropped off to the Urban Stable office or program location at a time that suits Urban Stable as well as the donor
  • We cannot accept riding helmets as a donation

Contact us by email at if you have any in-kind donation that could be used by or benefit Urban Stable.

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