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When triplets Forest, Sky and Laurel first started riding at Shining Hope Farms, they were two year olds who were not yet potty-trained, speaking or responding to anyone. Recently, Laurel and Forest were able to join us again as spunky seven year olds and the benefits they gain now are just as great as when they started riding.read more
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Learn what we have been up to at the Conover Farm since opening our doors in the spring.
We are currently seeking a speech-language pathologist for all three of our locations and an occupational therapist for our Conover location. Read on to learn how to apply.
On Saturday July 8, 23 local athletes competed in our Invitational Equestrian Show at our Charlotte Farm.
Need in Charlotte doesn’t get a vacation. That’s what SummerSHARE is all about. This two-week event, which starts July 10 and lasts until July 21, will inspire our community to give much-needed products that we need RIGHT NOW. We are collaborating with a bunch of...
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 4 day course is an overview of the principles of hippotherapy, designed for therapists (PT, OT, SLP, PTA, COTA, SLPA) interested in utilizing hippotherapy in their practice.
Huge thanks to Pat Appleson for taking photos at the ribbon cutting for our new farm in Conover, NC.
Shining Hope Farms is pleased to announce that it is opening a new location for its therapeutic riding programs in Conover, NC.
Kennedy was small but her personality was big. She was cautious to get to know and trust you but once she did her love and connection was like no other.
Shining Hope Farms is excited to announce that we have received a Speedway Children’s Charities grant in the amount of $10,000. The grant will provide funds for our Hippotherapy Program.
The grant will be utilized to renovate an existing hayloft into a much needed multipurpose room.
Charlotte Bridge Home, The Independence Fund, and Shining Hope Farms came together for a day of serving.
Troop 2385 built and installed bird houses to earn their Silver Award.
Local Special Olympics Equestrian Show Gives Riders the Chance to Shine.
Hippotherapy Becomes More Accessible Thanks to $7,500 Grant from Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment
Community Foundation of Gaston County Gives Distinguished Service Award to Local Nonprofit Leader.
SHF’s Hippotherapy Program received a $1,500 grant generously awarded for serving Lincoln County residents.
On Thursday, March 24th, the 8th grade class at SouthLake Christian Academy presented a check to Paul Kirkpatrick and Shining Hope Farms for $2,500 to provide for the care and keeping of a SHF Program Horse for a year. The students have been fundraising since December...
Congratulations to our Riding Instructor Elizabeth Larson who officially became certified as a PATH Intl. Riding Instructor this past weekend. This is something she has been working very hard towards and will be a great asset to our programs!
Thanks to Schleich, USA, a company that makes toy figures, our kids now have beautifully hand-painted toy horses (even ones that look like their horse!) that they can take home. Thank you so much for this generous gift, and to Emily Birt who contacted us about making...
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