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How Hippotherapy Helped Julian to Thrive

How Hippotherapy Helped Julian to Thrive

Meet Julian! Julian is a happy and outgoing 6-year-old boy. Julian began receiving in home therapy services including physical therapy as a baby. When he turned two and a half Julian and his family found Shining Hope Farms and began outpatient physical therapy...

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N Hickory Lowe’s Helps

N Hickory Lowe’s Helps

Thank you so much to our Lowe’s store #2370 of N Hickory and their team members for giving so generously of your time, talent and tithe. We will be able to offer our clients two new private sensory rooms before the end of 2022. This was only possible because of your...

Shining Hope Farms Celebrates 20 Years

Shining Hope Farms Celebrates 20 Years

Shining Hope Farms is excited to announce 20 years of service to children and adults with special needs, Veterans, and those in need of mental health services across our communities.

SHF Staff Member Attends ESMHL Workshop Thanks to Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grant

SHF Staff Member Attends ESMHL Workshop Thanks to Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grant

Shining Hope Farms is grateful to have received a Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grant from the Gaston Community Foundation. The grant made it possible for Shining Hope Farms staff member Cindy Demers to attend an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop. Attending the workshop has prepared Cindy to work in our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, sessions.

Gaston Community Foundation Funds Sprinkler System at Mt. Holly Farm

Gaston Community Foundation Funds Sprinkler System at Mt. Holly Farm

This past year the Gaston Community Foundation generously funded the installation of a sprinkler system at our Mt. Holly farm. It has made a world of difference in keeping the dust down in our arena and making the environment so much more comfortable for everyone...

Shining Hope Farms Receives Support from Local Belmont Nonprofit Mite

Shining Hope Farms Receives Support from Local Belmont Nonprofit Mite

Press Release: Shining Hope Farms is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000 pledge from local Belmont nonprofit Mite for Shining Hope Farms’ Therapeutic Riding Program. Mite’s mission is to join givers and charities in first-class, trustworthy humanitarian outreach. Shining Hope Farms was chosen after a thorough vetting process against a number of stringent criteria.

2022 Love Week at Shining Hope Farms

2022 Love Week at Shining Hope Farms

This past week was LOVE WEEK for the Outreach Team at Elevation Church. During the last week in July, members of Elevation Church go out into communities all over the world, to partner with organizations like Shining Hope Farms, to make a difference in the lives of those who are in need of hope.

Annual 2022 Tack Sale

Annual 2022 Tack Sale

Join us for Shining Hope Farms’ Annual Tack Sale taking place at our Mt. Holly farm on June 18, 2022.

Shining Hope Farms to Offer Group Mental Health Counseling

Shining Hope Farms to Offer Group Mental Health Counseling

We are acutely aware that mental health services are needed now more than ever. We are thrilled to be offering group equine assisted psychotherapy at our Conover farm this summer to meet this need in the community. We can also accommodate individual sessions if...

SHF Awarded Funds from NMWC as Gold Grantee

SHF Awarded Funds from NMWC as Gold Grantee

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Shining Hope Farms was awarded funds from the North Mecklenburg Women's Club (NMWC) as their Gold grantee at their 2022 All-Star Celebration and Evening of Gratitude. We were so honored to be selected as their Gold grantee in 2021 and now we can't...

Patrick O’Leary and Karen Yamasaki Made a Big Impact in 2021

Patrick O’Leary and Karen Yamasaki Made a Big Impact in 2021

Like many nonprofits, 2021 presented Shining Hope Farms with many obstacles to overcome. Some of those obstacles included two of our ATV vehicles needing major repairs including a transmission replacement for one and electric circuit problems with the other. We had to retire four of our equine friends, and the old 1984 tractor that we used at our Charlotte farm sustained a hole in the gas tank.

Shining Hope Farms 5k/10k Salute Trail Run

Shining Hope Farms 5k/10k Salute Trail Run

Join us for our Inaugural Shining Hope Farms 5k/10k Salute Trail Run at our Conover farm September 11th, 2021. We will be honoring veterans, first responders, law enforcement, and those we lost on 9/11. Come enjoy the beautiful 5 miles of trails on our sprawling 120...