A Note from our Founder
and Executive Director
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. (HHEC). Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. is here to provide children and adults, with diverse needs, a solid foundation for developing life skills through equine assisted activities and therapies in a safe and caring environment.
Not only does HHEC provide hope and happiness to our riders, but HHEC inspires volunteers as well. It is because of the generosity, care and hard work from our volunteers that HHEC changes lives and provides hope and happiness to the people that we serve.
However you may become involved with HHEC, we hope that you will experience the wonder of the bond between horse and rider; there is nothing better than hearing a rider speak their first words while on horseback, or watching a smile come across a riders face with a nudge of a horse’s soft nose. At HHEC, obstacles are overcome everyday and we welcome you here to be part of it with us.
Please contact us if you have any questions about HHEC or the programs that we offer. We would love to have you out here! We hope to see you soon!
- Who Qualifies for Therapeutic Riding?
- The Benefits of Therapeutic Riding
- Ways to Volunteer
- How To Get Started
We accept participants from 4 years old and up. Our programs can benefit individuals with varying intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, emotional disorders, or behavioral disorders such as: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning or Language delays, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Cerebral Vascular Accident, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression.
Benefits include, Increased Range of Motion, Improved coordination, Improved fine motor skills, Flexibility and decreased spasticity, Increased muscle tone and strength, Improved posture and Balance and Increased self-esteem.
We have many different ways that you can help at HHEC including side walkers, horse leaders, feeders, groomers, and helpers to maintain HHEC!
To start the enrollment process, you must fill out the Participant Packet from this website. When the paperwork is completed and sent to us, a staff member will contact you to set up an initial assessment.