Media Advisory: Invitational Horse Show Hosted by Shining Hope Farms

Jun 28, 2017 | Press Releases



Who:(1)   Shining Hope Farms, a local nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding program that serves children and adults with disabilities throughout the Western Piedmont Region.

(2)   Sponsor Special Olympics North Carolina, accredited by Special Olympics Incorporated, is one of the largest volunteer-driven sports organizations in the state. It is the mission of Special Olympics to provide children and adults who have intellectual disabilities or closely related development disabilities the opportunity to train and compete in Olympic-type sports.

What:Shining Hope Farms is hosting an Invitational Horse Show sponsored by Special Olympics of North Carolina on July 8 with athletes from Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union, Lincoln, and Catawba counties. This event allows participants to show off their talents with family and friends, to compete in various equestrian events, to bond with their teammates and coaches, and to have a good time. It’s something that riders and their families look forward to all year. Photo and/or video opportunities will be available of the show as well as interview with the parent of a participant and a Shining Hope Farms staff member.

Generous sponsorship help from the following businesses have made this event possible: Northwestern Mutual – The Worrell Network Office, Mountain Island Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Carolinas Rehabilitation, a part of Carolinas HealthCare System, Star Bright Pharmacy, Horne Heating and Air Conditioning, AcuCare Clinic, Omni Wellness Center, Helen Adams Realty (Angie Godley Bright and Judy Godley), BluHawk Wealth Management, Coulwood Tire & Auto, Century 21, Stanton McDonalds of Callabridge Ct. and Northlake, Edible Arrangements of Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd, Harris Teeter of Mountain Island Lake, and Whole Foods of Huntersville.

Where:Shining Hope Farms – 3701 Kidd Lane, Charlotte, NC 28216
When:Saturday, July 8 at 8 AM into the afternoon


To attend, please enter at the parking lot with the Shining Hope Farms sign at the end of Kidd Lane. Feel free to park anywhere. The media contact, Jean Penner will be stationed at the check-in desk at the front of the barn (visible from the parking lot).

Media Contact:
Jean Penner
Director of Development
(704) 641-9954

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