Gary, a Navy Veteran with dementia, was found, lost, and found again at Shining Hope Farms.Gary was one of the first participants in Saddles & Salutes, a special program we started about a year ago to help Veterans experiencing physical, emotional, and community reintegration challenges. Saddles and Salutes uses riding and working with horses to...
Shining Hope Farms Receives Goodie Award for its Board of Directors
Last week, Shining Hope Farms was fortunate enough to receive a Goodie Award from SHARE Charlotte–a nonprofit that brings together and works on behalf of hundreds of Charlotte area nonprofits. What the award was for was unexpected, but not all together a surprise.
Meet Charlie! As you can imagine from the pictures and videos, this handsome little man greets Shining Hope Farms staff, volunteers and equines with smiles, high fives and fist bumps every week! This enthusiasm, love and perseverance are true testaments of Charlie’s personality and attitude toward life, since doctors and therapy appointments have been frequent occurrences for Charlie in his 5 years of life.
First Ever Equine Trail Sports Event Held in North Carolina
Over the weekend of March 30-31 Shining Hope Farms hosted the first ever Equine Trail Sports event in North Carolina at the Conover farm. The event went off without a hitch and we are incredibly grateful for such an amazing event where we had the opportunity to meet some incredible individuals, beautiful and talented horses, and top notch volunteers.
What is Therapeutic Riding? Meet Amy and find out.
Meet therapeutic rider Amy, her sister Frankie, and her instructor Verena. You will see firsthand what a therapeutic riding lesson looks like at Shining Hope Farms and the types of impacts it can have on a rider.