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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...

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Another Successful Love Week in the Books

Another Successful Love Week in the Books

This past week, generous volunteers from Elevation Church spent their #LOVEweek doing some amazing service work at Shining Hope Farms' Mt. Holly and Charlotte locations. Joan Rex, Outreach Liaison at Elevation Church LKN describes LOVE Week as "Not just a week long...

Inaugural Shining Hope Farms Service Award for Volunteerism

Inaugural Shining Hope Farms Service Award for Volunteerism

Last week we presented longtime volunteer Harvey Thomas with our first ever Shining Hope Farms Service Award. The Shining Hope Farms Service Award is given to an individual that loves the mission of our organization and is committed to seeing us fulfil that purpose.

Volunteer Celebration

Volunteer Celebration

Last week we were so thrilled to be able to celebrate our generous and selfless volunteers at our Volunteer Celebration, with the help of Elevation Outreach. Thank you to everyone who came out. Our volunteers are what make our programs run. Each year, the volunteers...

Full Metal Chicken Wins #BizGivesCLT Award for In-Kind Donation to Shining Hope Farms

Full Metal Chicken Wins #BizGivesCLT Award for In-Kind Donation to Shining Hope Farms

Shining Hope Farms has worked repeatedly with top notch digital marketing firm Full Metal Chicken over the past few years. They have been very generous to us and that is why we were thrilled when they won a #BizGivesCLT award for the Most Generous In-Kind Gift to a Charlotte area nonprofit on account of their work with Shining Hope Farms.

Shining Hope Farms Receives Goodie Award for its Board of Directors

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.

What We Did Over the Holidays

What We Did Over the Holidays

Shining Hope Farms was quite busy over the Christmas & New Year’s break. We often use this time while kids are not on horses to upgrade the facilities and have jobs performed that we cannot do during regular business days.

Meet Charlie

Meet Charlie

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.

Bryson’s and Odie’s Story

Bryson’s and Odie’s Story

We got the call in November, 2017, to foster a beautiful little boy named Bryson. He was at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital for dehydration, neglect, and scabies. He was about seven months old. It was love at first sight for us.

Feed A Therapy Horse for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Feed A Therapy Horse for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Mark your calendars, Giving Tuesday is around the corner- December 3rd, and YOU have GOOD to give! Last year you took our breath away with your efforts to help us reach our goal, and this year the same goal is back: To Feed All of the Gentle Giants Who Help Our...

It’s time to Shop for Good CLT!

It’s time to Shop for Good CLT!

Did you know that you could support our work by shopping for the items that we need most from our Amazon wish list on SHARE Charlotte’s Give Shop®? Shop for us and hundreds of other local nonprofits August 4th-9th at shopforgoodclt.org! In just a few clicks, items we...

First Ever Equine Trail Sports Event Held in North Carolina

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.

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.

Shining Hope Farms Hosts International Hippotherapy Workshop

Shining Hope Farms Hosts International Hippotherapy Workshop

We recently hosted an American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level II workshop at our Mt. Holly farm. Licensed speech, physical, and occupational therapists from all over the United States and as far as Northern Ireland were onsite for four days January 17-20 diving deep into hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.

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