Welcome to The Big Purple Barn in Bowie, Maryland!


We provide a permanent home with a lifetime of compassionate care for special needs horses, ponies, minis (all equines), as well as sheep, goats and pigs.

Our residents, in turn, provide opportunities in our community for people to make meaningful connections with our animals.

We are a nonprofit organization that is dependent on the generosity of our friends and donors; and with YOUR help, we can keep our commitment to the animals in our care.

Please come on in and explore the variety of residents that call us home and see the different ways YOU can help!

Help us Save a life!

Join us in making Christmas Miracle for this special pony! We pulled this pony, we have named Po, from a broker lot at an auction in NC. Po has arrived safely in our care and he needs daily intensive care. Every dollar makes a difference and with YOUR help, we can end this pony's neglect and give him the best years of his life.  You can click the DONATE button to give to our cause or click the FACEBOOK button to follow his Facebook fundraiser! 


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by Paul Gessler

Tuesday, December 12th 2017


Connecting 'retired' horses with veterans in need

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The Big Purple Barn, Inc
6407 Hillmeade Road Bowie, MD  20720
email: thebigpurplebarnbowie@gmail.com

We are an IRS approved 501(C)3 Organization FEIN #45-5022618