This mission of this site is to promote the fundraising effort of Rising Hope Farms to build an indoor riding arena so our special riders can enjoy the benefits of therapeutic riding year-round.
A special letter from our Steering Committee:
Miracles happen at Rising Hope!
Rising Hope Farms is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) therapeutic riding facility that provides three programs: Therapeutic Riding serves children and adults with a variety of special needs. Hoofs for Hospice offers therapy and emotional healing for children and teens that have lost a parent or sibling. The Horses for Heroes program serves the needs of disabled veterans.
Each year at Rising Hope, the volunteers observe a great deal of progress in their riders throughout the season. For example, a child with cerebral palsy is able to increase his range of motion noticeably each week as he comes for his ride. Autistic children who do not speak at home will talk to their horse. One little girl sang a song for her deceased father while riding a therapy horse. These are just a couple examples of the miracles we see each year.
Unfortunately, these physical, cognitive, and emotional gains are limited by the weather. Because we have only a small outdoor arena that leaves our riders exposed to the elements, our therapy sessions can only run from April to October and are often canceled due to inclement weather. Therefore, the steering committee of Rising Hope Farms is seeking your help to build an indoor riding arena.
Since we are a non-profit facility and do not charge a fee for any of our services, we depend on the donations of generous people like you. The land is in place and the plans are being made for an indoor arena. The horses and volunteers are chomping at the bit. The riders are excited. All that is left is your donation to make this mission of fun, hope, and healing succeed all year long!
Will you please consider donating to this wonderful cause? We need to raise $80,000 to finish paying off the land we purchased for the new arena, and the facility will cost $557,000. Every donation, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated. You may also make a donation in honor or memory of someone. Please make the check payable to the Rising Hope Arena Fund. All donations are acknowledged and tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
The Rising Hope Steering Committee
Please send your check made payable to "Rising Hope Arena Fund" to:
Rising Hope Farms
3775 Bethany Church Rd.
Claremont, NC 28610
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