"Where special kids and horses shine."

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Donate By Mail

Please send donations by mail to:

Shining Hope Farms
P.O. Box 1036
Mount Holly, NC 28120



Wish List Items

Help us Fill our Needs by Shopping our Amazon Wish List

Go shopping on our Amazon Wish List (and please make sure to leave your name and address in the gift message so we can thank you!). You’ll be helping us obtain much needed items for our kids, horses, and farm.

Cleaning Supplies

Do you have some extra household cleaning supplies lying around? How about tack cleaning supplies? If so, please check out the wish list for our Charlotte Farm. You can view our ongoing cleaning supplies wish list here. Please contact jessamyndib.shf@gmail.com about making a donation of one of these items, or if you are a parent of a participant feel free to drop it off at your next session at either farm.

Wish List

Here are some items we could currently use help with across the board. 

Program and Capital Improvement Sponsorships

Please consider a making a significant contribution and investment in our programs and our riders. These opportunities will help ensure that our programs will be able to continue offering life changing experiences.

  • $30,000 Mobile Equestrian Outreach
  • $30,000 Horse Trailer for trailing between locations and to Special Olympics Horse shows.
  • $30,000 Mt. Holly Indoor Arena Naming Rights
  • $25,000 Finish Office Space Upstairs
  • $20,000 Farm Maintenance Fund Sponsor – Repair pasture barns and sheds for additional stabling
  • $15,000 – Name Outdoor Ring – Mt Holly
  • $15,000 Technology – computer updates, printing costs, website administration, phones and office machines, copying expenses, newsletter publication
  • $5,000 - $10,000 Tack and Equipment Sponsor – saddles, bridles, helmets, adaptive and therapy equipment
  • $5,000 Naming Opportunities –horse stalls, tack room, classroom, indoor therapy room, outdoor run-in stalls
  • $5,000 for poles for outdoor lighting for 3 arenas.

Sponsor a Horse

Our hard-working program horses require considerable care to ensure they are always ready for service to meet our busy lesson schedule. You can sponsor one of our amazing four-legged heroes and make a life-changing difference for their students! You will be invited to come out and meet your preferred program horse or pony and see their hard work during a lesson. Sponsorship is $2,500/year to cover costs associated with their care; including feed, hay, medical and farrier services. For more information about sponsoring a horse today, contact us a 704-827-3788.

Recurring Donation

You can make a difference every month through a recurring donation. Simply click on the donation link above and follow the instructions. It’s fast, safe, secure and it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Donate Your Used Tack

Donate your Horse Tack and Supplies
SHF is always in need of gently used horse tack and equipment. Preferred items include English saddles, bridles, girths, horse blankets, bits and saddle pads. Your tax deductible donation of tack and supplies can be made at one of our facilities Monday-Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

Donate Your Horse

Our amazing therapy horses provide an invaluable service to our students. If you would like to donate your horse to support our program, please contact Milinda Kirkpatrick at 704-827-3788.