"Where special kids and horses shine."

Our Mission

Shining Hope Farms is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve functional goals through the use of equine assisted activities and Hippotherapy.


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We are excited to welcome two new staff members into the SHF community. Janine Ell, a speech therapist who has joined us on Wednesdays at our Gaston Farm as well as Julia Baer, our new part-time office manager.

11 people participated in the AHA Level II Training workshop on March 6-9, 2014, including 2 Shining Hope Farms staff members!

Thank you to Push America and their Pi Kappa Phi members who came out this weekend (October 19-20) to help us construct our covered arena expansion and spruce up our farm. Thank you also to our sponsors--Northlake Chick-Fil-A, Sticky Fingers, Jim N’ Nicks BBQ, Lancaster’s BBQ, South End Einstein Bros Bagels, Food Lion of Dallas, Bobby Boy’s Bagels, SHF BOD member Beth Lippincott, the Home Depot of Gastonia, Costco, and Sally’s YMCA. Your help is invaluable.