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Horse Sanctuary Finds New Home in Grand Central Park

Henry's Home Board Member Jay Novak with Henry.

Henry’s Home Board Member Jay Novak with Henry.

Master Planned Community Offers The Organization Approximately 10 Acres

A local charity is getting a new home in Grand Central Park, Montgomery County’s newest master-planned community. However its inhabitants won’t need a gourmet island kitchen or luxurious master suite – just plenty of grass and lots of tender loving care.

Henry’s Home, a sanctuary for rescued horses, will move into its new home in Grand Central Park once volunteers remove tree stumps and install perimeter fencing on about 10 acres along the north side of Grand Lake. Two covered pavilions on the property will be used for feeding, hay storage and for volunteers to assemble.

The organization has been caring for its horses on a two-acre site near Highway 105 in Conroe, about 15 minutes from its new home in Grand Central Park at Loop 336 and I-45.

“We were really at a loss for where to go,” says the organization’s founder, Donna Stedman. “Other places were either too small or too far from many of our supporters in The Woodlands.”

Stedman named the organization after the first horse she adopted from the Houston SPCA. The new property in Grand Central Park allows for volunteers and supporters to care for about 10 horses.

Individuals over the age of 18 can care for the horses of Henry’s Home by enrolling in a training and safety orientation class and three horsemanship classes where certified professional teachers provide instruction of basic horsemanship.

“We’re certainly delighted to provide a home for these very special animals,” notes Shannon League, Grand Central Park marketing director.

Henry’s Home also provides opportunities for veterans to participate in special no-cost therapies with its horses.

“It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience,” adds Stedman. “We’re grateful to Johnson Development and the team at Grand Central Park.”

Henry’s Home will soon initiate a fundraising effort, Planks of Thanks, whereby financial supporters can be recognized with a plaque on the property’s perimeter fencing.

To learn more about Henry’s Home, go to HenrysHomeHorseSanctuary.org.

For more information on Grand Central Park and to download a homesite map go to GrandCentralParkTX.com. While at the website, individuals can sign up for e-mail updates from the community.

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