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Boosting Horse Health with Smart Earth Camelina Oil: A Game-Changer for Shining Hope Farms

Boosting Horse Health with Smart Earth Camelina Oil: A Game-Changer for Shining Hope Farms

One year ago, a horse named Red came to us in poor condition. He needed some extra care and attention, especially before becoming a therapy horse, and so our barn manager Cindy started searching on the internet for a good oil supplement to help him. She wanted something to help him gain weight, be shelf stable and offer other types of supplements to help him be the best that he could be. That’s when she found Smart Earth Camelina Oil.

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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...

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.