A capital campaign to secure a permanent home for the HOPE program changing the lives of kids and adults with special needs, at risk youth and wounded veterans through the healing power of the horse.
Hope has been in the Rogue Valley since 1988. Because we rent our facilities we have had to move several times. We are again at capacity at our current facility and we want to future proof our organization through buying our permanent home.
“The people, horses, and experience for McKenna has been nothing short of a miracle.”
- Approximately 10 acres
- Modest resident for Equine manager Barn and runs to house equine Equipment storage building
- Indoor arena
- Outdoor arena
- Therapy room
- Obstacle Course
- Within 20 miles of Medford area
Increase Veterans program to 28 riders
Add 10 riders to regular program
Build “A Visit with HOPE” outreach programs to seniors
Grow veterans and regular program 2 riders per session
Build “Education Days at HOPE” educational field trips to school age children
Continue growth at rate of 2 riders per session. Hire one part time employee to handle growth
Maintain programs and focus on final year of Capital Campaign
Maintain existing program: focus on locating new facility and moving in
Expand hours of operation and explore new programs in areas currently underserved ( Mental health, PTSD, Anxiety, Drug Rehabilitation program, Cancer treatment and survivor and
Our Campaign Goals
Raise $250,000 by the end of 2018
Raise $550,000 by the end of 2020
Raise $750,000 by the end of 2022
As our campaign gets underway we invite you to schedule an appointment to discuss naming rights, donations and to come witness our sessions in person.
Call Angie at (541)890-8156 or Ahome4HOPE@hopeequestrian.com
How will Hope pay for maintenance of the facility after the capital campaign is over?
Through growth of the program we will increase revenue, continue and expand our major fundraiser (Denim and Diamonds, Run4Hope) per year that currently comprise % of our operating budget and grant money.
Is HOPE an Equine rescue operation?
No, in fact we only own one horse. Our horses come from owners that offer their equine a second lease on life through the program that is low impact and focuses on the rider.
HOPE Equestrian Center is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals throughout southern Oregon. HOPE has been in operation in the Rogue Valley since 1988. For many individuals with disabilities, therapeutic horseback riding allows them opportunities to accomplish things previously considered beyond their capabilities. HOPE is a way to discover a whole new world of adventure, freedom, responsibility, dignity and excitement in a safe and therapeutic setting. Most importantly HOPE provides an overwhelming sense of accomplishment for everyone involved riders, volunteers, parents and instructors.
Impact and Facts
From 2007-2017 HOPE has grown from an annual total of 36 riders to 382 riders.
These 382 break down to:
- 12 Veterans (this number will rise to over 30 in 2018)
- 55 At Risk Youth
- 81 Kids in the Educational Horse Camp Program in partnership with KUA Charter School
- 234 Special needs/disabled kids and adults
This computes to 3299 hours of service provided in 2017.
Equine-assisted activities and therapies are gaining more attention as beneficial therapy options for people with physical, developmental, and emotional difficulties. Horses can perceive minute changes in people through body language, tone of voice, and even biochemistry.
A study done called “Effectiveness of Therapeutic Riding on Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” published in the Journal of Education and Learning concluded that horseback riding improves the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorder significantly.
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