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Kai’s Journey: Triumphs and Transformation at Shining Hope Farms

Kai’s Journey: Triumphs and Transformation at Shining Hope Farms

Explore Kai’s inspiring journey from overcoming challenges to scoring unexpected triumphs through therapeutic riding at Shining Hope Farms. His story highlights the transformative power of our program, revealing the profound impact it has on individuals like Kai. Join us in celebrating these remarkable stories at Shining Hope Farms!

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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 (clients, staff, and equines alike). Thank you so much Gaston Community Foundation!

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...

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...