Connecting horses and humans

Our True Passion

Saving Grace Farm Charitable Foundation was incorporated in 2009 and received 501(c)(3) designation in 2010. Our mission is to create high quality, violence-free lives for horses, with a home for all.  We hope to foster increased understanding of responsible ownership, humane care, and the need for non-violent interactions with horses.

Everyone Stays Happy

Time for A Change

Saving Grace Farm is registered as a Charitable Organization in the state of Pennsylvania.  The official registration and financial information of Saving Grace Farm Charitable Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.  In addition, Saving Grace Farm’s 501(c)(3) determination letter, Form 1023 and our recent 990 forms are available, upon request.

Sherry Deitrich

President and Founder

A life-long horse lover, she got her first pony as a child. She has studied with Lynn Palm, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon and Monty Roberts, and has completed coursework through the Penn State Agricultural Extension. Through her interactions in the equestrian community, she has developed a global network, with friends and supporters in such countries as France, Australia, Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. In addition to her role at Saving Grace Farm, Sherry writes a blog about the joys and trials of starting a non-profit equine organization for Equine Tourism. Sherry holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Administration and has completed Masters level coursework in Humane Leadership. She works as an HR Business Partner for a large global corporation.

Ray Ford

Vice President

Ray earned his BS in Electrical Engineering at Wilkes University. His career spanned work experience with RCA Corporation, GE, Harris Corporation, Intersil Corporation and Fairchild Semiconductor. He was a principle member of the management team that spun off Harris Semiconductor into Intersil Corporation and the resulting public offering in March 2001. He is o co-author the book, Leading the Way to Competitive Excellence: The Harris Mountaintop Case Study. Ray closed his career as Vice President of Worldwide Wafer Fab Operations for Fairchild Corporation. That assignment included operating facilities in Korea, Singapore, Utah, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Ray's strategic viewpoint and visionary thinking skills are his absolute strength. His extensive leadership experience and life-long love of animals (although he prefers canine and felines to equines) will help guide the growth and success of Saving Grace Farm.

Nicole Ford

Secretary/Treasurer

Nicole Ford is Saving Grace Farms Secretary/Treasurer. She has been riding most of her life and has studied with Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, in addition to the studying works of Sally Swift, Jane Savoie and Monty Roberts. She brings both knowledge and passion to Saving Grace Farm.

In addition to riding, Nicole’s other passion is her job. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University and works as a Financial Advisor and partner in the Mackey-O’Malley group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

The mission of Saving Grace Farm is to offer a program of equine rescue and education for physically or psychologically abused, neglected, or abandoned horses and to provide rehabilitation, retraining, and placement for horses into permanent homes. Our program is designed to educate individuals on proper handling, riding, and caring techniques for horses. In support of these efforts, Saving Grace Farm employs and promotes Monty Roberts Natural Horse Training methods by our certified technicians. Saving Grace Farm seeks to develop more rewarding partnerships between humans and equines through better understanding, adoration and education.

We build lasting relationships

The Horses We Serve

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Britney GHorse Owner