About Us

a sanctuary for everyone

it's why we're here

A sanctuary- peaceful, safe and nurturing. In 2012, we found the perfect location for the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary in Deer Trail, Colorado, securing approximately 900 acres of beautiful rolling open meadows, stands of pine trees, arroyos and ponds. A magnificent place for the wild ones. 

The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary began with a vision and a life-long dream of Gerhard K Sander and since has evolved into an integral collaboration helping Mustangs in need, both on and off the range.

Our team is comprised of many dedicated individuals volunteering their time, energy and lives to the horses that need us so badly. If what we’re doing calls to you, please jump in and join us…it takes a village.

Meet the Team

Michelle Sander
Founder & Executive Director
Stephanie Linsley
Head Trainer
Petra Kadrnozkova
Programs Director
Dale Peters
Facilities Manager
Carson Sander-Ferracane
Caroline & Joe Roy
Board Members
Nicki Creasy
Board Member
Jay Ferracane
Board Member
Vicky Graham
Board Member
cost of ranch maintenance15%
cost of running operations15%
your donations that go directly back to the horses100%

Cost of Operations

Our ranch operations are just over $200k/year, we need your help!

Our budget includes:

  • veterinarian and farrier care (including chiropractic and dental)
  • ranch maintenance (including fencing and facility maintenance)
  • feed (hay, grain, supplements)
  • cost of running ranch operations and programs (including staff and utilities)
  • cost of training (including supplies, tack and staff)

The only paid staff within our total operations are for training, programs support, and ranch maintenance… everyone else on our team is 100% volunteer, including our Executive Director. Your donations go directly back to the horses, thank you for your support!

Help us help the wild ones.

Your support is the only way we can exist and do what we do.

Ways to Support our WorkMeet our Team
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cost of ranch operations per year
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