Nexus Equine Inc
PO BOX 54572
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Facilitate options for horses through innovative opportunities and outreach.
Nexus Equine: Connecting People and Horses
Contact Information
Contact Name Rita Trammell Hoch
Contact email
Address PO BOX 54572
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73154 1572
Phone (405) 640-0153
County Oklahoma
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PO Box 54572, Oklahoma City, OK 73154 USA
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Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $336,886.30
Projected Expenses $254,727.84
History and Background
Supported Organization Nexus Equine
Year Founded 2016
IRS Ruling Year 2016
State Registration Expiration Apr 2020
Mission Facilitate options for horses through innovative opportunities and outreach.
Background Nexus Equine was founded in 2016 with the primary goal of providing options to horses. At Nexus, we believe there are times when horses find themselves in at-risk situations and need outside support and resources. Quite often, these are younger healthier horses who have a great potential for a second career or new chapter in their lives. Nexus provides assessment and training to every horse in our adoption program. As a result, all horses have a specific individually designed program that promotes the highest potential of each horse. The final step in our adoption process is matching the right person with the right horse, creating positive outcomes for the equine community. Horses need resources and support when they are no longer appropriate for current discipline or environment. Nexus provides those option either by putting horses in our adoption and transport programs OR by providing assistance to horse owners with veterinary and farrier care so that horses can remain at home.
Nexus Equine was created in 2016 with a mission to facilitate alternatives for horses and horse owners through innovative opportunities and outreach. Nexus collaborates and partners with other equine organizations, veterinarians, horse and breed organizations and horse enthusiasts on a local and national level to create programs that lead to positive outcomes and brighter futures for horses. Nexus also focuses on innovative programs that provide community resources and support horse owners in need. We have been able to launch the following Nexus Programs:
  • Adoption Program - Nexus focuses on getting horses into the right homes. We take our horses back at any time for any reason. 2018 adoptions: 36 horses. 2019 adoptions: 64 horses.
  • Transport Program - This is a partnership between Nexus and other equine organizations across the country. We receive and send horses to other partners in order to give horses more options for placement into the right home. Working together allows all the partners to be able to accommodate more at-risk horses. We exceeded our 2019 goal by transporting 57 horses.
  • Care Connection Fund - This program was created in 2018 to provide horse owners with financial assistance with veterinary and other health services that otherwise might not be financially feasible. The assistance offered through this program allows horses to receive the care they need and the safety of being able to remain at home in a healthy condition. Horses become at-risk when they require veterinary care that is too costly to their owners. As of February 2020, Nexus has been able to assist 91 horse owners with veterinary care that otherwise would not have been feasible.
  • Oklahoma 4H Equine Makeover - This program is a collaboration between OK State 4H and Nexus. This is an opportunity to showcase Nexus horses over a 90 Day period allowing horses to receive training and learn new skills by the 4H kids. At the end of the 90 Days, each team presents the progress they have accomplished during the time period. The winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.
Creativity and innovation in programmatic development increases the Nexus impact for horses and people in our communities.
Nexus Equine was founded in 2016 and is the only adoption-focused multi breed equine transition organization in OK.
Nexus has increased in performance with each passing year.
Increased funding for operational support, will allow us to not only surpass our impact for 2019, but also expect continued growth in 2020.
By allowing Nexus to perform at a greater capacity, we are strengthening our community’s ability to assist at-risk horses. In addition, Nexus will be entering a capital campaign to support the build-out of a recently acquired property.
Our goals for our sustainability plan are to engage more people, create broader brand awareness and, of course, increase financial contributions. These financial contributions will be used to increase Nexus’s capacity to re-home more equines for 2020.
Nexus must generate new donors on both a monthly level, and an annual level. This is a continued investment in our effectiveness and long-term sustainability, with the end goal to continue to increase the number of horses we can help annually.
Simultaneous fundraising in areas of programmatic support and eventually capital campaign is the biggest need for Nexus at present time. Support helps us carry out our Vision: Connecting People and Horses. Mission: Facilitate alternatives for horses and owners through innovative opportunities and outreach.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Alongside our work to serve horses in Oklahoma, we collaborate with equine welfare partners in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Kentucky through our Transport Program.
Description Through adoption, we strive to match the right horse to the right person. We provide professional training to each horses in our program and provide necessary veterinary care to all of our horses. We work with each adopter throughout the lifetime of the horse.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description Nexus Equine has partnered with Dumb Friends League’s Harmony Equine Center, in Franktown, Colorado. Harmony Equine Center has an expansive adoption program and needs adoptable horses to accommodate their waiting list of potential homes. Nexus provides the horses, Harmony finds the right fit in an adopter, and this provides even more options for Oklahoma horses, keeping them out of an at-risk situation.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description The Care Connection Fund was designed to financially assist Oklahoma horse owners with the provision of veterinary care and other health services that are not financially feasible. This program will allow horses to receive the necessary care and the option for horse owners to keep their horses in their home. Nexus collaborates with equine health professionals in formulating a team approach for the well-being of the horse. **Admission is by veterinary referral only.
Population Served General/Unspecified
This program is a collaboration between Oklahoma State 4-H and Nexus. This is an opportunity to showcase Nexus horses over a 90 Day period allowing horses to receive training and learn new skills by the 4-H youth. At the end of the 90 Days, each team presents the progress they have accomplished during the time period. The winner receives a $1,500 scholarship. Creativity and innovation in programmatic development increases the Nexus impact for horses and people in our communities.
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Population Served General/Unspecified
Description We created “Take Two” to be a resource for higher value horses and their owners who might need an alternative when a horse hasn’t sold but needs to transition to a new owner. Horses are accepted into this program and then leased so that a new person can have a wonderful opportunity that they might not have had otherwise.
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rita Trammell Hoch
Start Date May 2016
Experience Rita is a native Oklahoman, growing up on a small horse farm in Edmond, Oklahoma. She earned her BS and MS degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and practiced in health care for 11 years. Rita was a founding board member of the Oklahoma Humane Society and currently serves as a Director. She has owned and ridden horses all of her life. She showed extensively as a youth and amateur in 4H, AQHA and PHBA, with the highlight of earning national high point and reserve high point awards with her palomino Quarter Horse. She understands and recognizes the value that horses are in her life and wants to see others be able to benefit as well. She currently owns 4 horses and is still involved in riding. She has two miniature horses that she uses for therapy at nursing homes and schools. She is married to William H. Hoch and has one child, William, and lives in Oklahoma City.
Senior Staff
Jessica GleasonProgram Director
Rita HochCEO and President
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 15
Staff Retention Rate 72
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2018
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
ASPCA Resource Center, This Old Horse, American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, Humane Society of North Texas, Morgan Safe Net, ad Harmony Equine Center/Denver Dumb Friends League.
Board Chair
Name Mr. Tim Lindsey
Company Affiliation President of Central Glass
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mary ArbuckleVoting
Laura DawsonVoting
Corrie GraybillVoting
Rita HochVoting
Shelly JohnsonVoting
Tim LindseyVoting
Cathy Sconzo-BlackburnVoting
Kevin TrimmellVoting
Kendall WindhamVoting
Lee YoungVoting
Whitney Zeka-McFaddenVoting
Board Term Lengths 0 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $336,886
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $254,728
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$200,626$96,366$23,413
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.351.876.83
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$291,696$220,662$136,597
Current Assets$286,832$214,748$136,597
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$291,696$220,662$136,597
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $271,456Contributions $180,431Contributions $160,010
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $204 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose The purpose is to build out and develop the property that was gifted to us with barns, fencing, arenas, and equipment so that Nexus may carry on its mission and continue to serve more horses.
Campaign Dates Jan 2020 to
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments These figures are 2019 income and expense projections for daily operating and programmatic support only. Nexus Equine received a donation in August 2019 which was designated by the funder for purchase of a property. This donation has increased our income but is a one-time donation and will not reoccur.
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
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Address PO BOX 54572
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73154 1572
Primary Phone 405 640-0153
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Rita Trammell Hoch
Board Chair Mr. Tim Lindsey
Board Chair Company Affiliation President of Central Glass