After 23 years, Hunkapi Programs has secured a forever farm in Scottsdale.
For the past six years, Hunkapi has held a long-term lease on its current location, a 10-acre farm on the Cactus Corridor. After months of fundraising, the farm has finally secured the funds necessary to make it their permanent home.
The farm was originally owned by the Conroy Family Trust. To ensure the legacy of Rod Conroy and his love of horses, the trust was committed to transitioning the property to Hunkapi as the next “stewards” of the land. In October 2023, Hunkapi will launch a capital campaign to raise enough funds to complete the purchase.
Despite the popularity of the Cactus Corridor and developers acquiring most neighboring ranches, Hunkapi is committed to keeping the 10 acres an equine facility that provides therapy and hosts community events.
“We are humbled to have such a beautiful piece of property to continue sharing the healing powers of our horses with the community and to continue in our mission to ‘teach the world to fear less and love more’,” shares Terra Schaad, founder of Hunkapi Programs. “It was important for us to stay close to the people we serve. We couldn’t be more thrilled to call Scottsdale home and to help preserve the western spirit and cowboy ethics of the West’s Most Western Town.”
The farm is now home to 35 retired and rescued horses, two donkeys, two Holstein cows, two potbelly pigs, a flock of chickens, and a pack of rescued farm dogs that are integrated into a wide variety of therapeutic services. Hunkapi provides equine-assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic riding and equine-assisted life skills. Each week, Hunkapi serves between 250-300 clients and provides opportunities for 75-100 volunteers.