A Note From Becky
Hello Happy Hooves friends and family,
We have had an amazing (but HOT) summer at Eden Farms! Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and Helen's Hugs, over 40 at-risk youth and special needs children received week long scholarships to come to Eden Farms summer camp! They were able to spend a week of their summer with children from all walks of life making new friends, taking care of and riding horses, and getting away from it all on the trail. Each week ended with a horse show for friends and family to see what they had learned and receive their certificate of completion and show ribbon. The at-risk children who received these scholarships are hand-picked by their school guidance counselors. One of their school principals came to watch the show and remarked, "This is something these kids will remember for years to come. Spending time with the horses will be a highlight, if not THE highlight of their summer!" We are very grateful to Helen's Hugs for their years of supporting Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center. If you love golf, Helen's Hugs is having a Golf Tournament on September 29
! Please consider signing up for this worthy cause: Helen's Hugs FaceBook Page
Also, be sure to mark your calendars for
Saturday, October 21
st for our 6th annual fundraising event,
Wines & Equines (see link below in Upcoming Events for more details). It promises to be an evening of delicious food and wine, live music, horse riding demonstrations, and so much more, all for just $35 per person. All proceeds go to support Happy Hooves, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Lastly, we ask that you keep in mind the people and their horse friends who are victims of the flooding in Texas. Our hearts are heavy with all they are going through, and we're praying for everyone to stay safe and strong.
Becky Sweeney, Barn Manager
In Memory of Landy Long
Landy was one of Happy Hooves' earliest and most eager supporters. She would often be found at Eden Farms preparing horses for therapy lessons, greeting new therapy students, and pitching in wherever needed. For many summers she volunteered to oversee our summer camp horsemanship classes. Landy taught school in Greenville County for years, and her enthusiasm showed when teaching about the wonderful world of horses! Her great laugh and warm smile was infectious, and she helped so many riders feel special and welcome at the barn. Landy loved so many of the horses at Eden Farms, but Hannah was closest to her heart for many years. Children still ride Hannah in therapy lessons, and it's comforting to know that the horse that brought Landy such joy continues to help special needs children. We are truly grateful to Landy for remembering Happy Hooves in her will.
By leaving a gift to Happy Hooves in your will, you can make a positive impact for many special needs children and adults. We appreciate your consideration and will be happy to provide more information about this important decision.
Tootsie Rolls Help Happy Hooves!
Have you ever bought some Tootsie Rolls from a gentleman in a yellow vest? The Knights of Columbus Council # 9576, a Fraternal Christian organization based out of Pickens, SC, asks for donations in exchange for Tootsie Roll candy in order to support programs geared to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Happy Hooves was honored to be chosen as one of their charity recipients this year! Their generous donation will go to help children with disabilities (like autism, Down syndrome, and Fragile X syndrome) benefit from the healing effects of therapeutic riding.
The Knights of Columbus have volunteered with our therapeutic riding program as far back as 2005 and were instrumental volunteers at the inception of Happy Hooves' "School at the Barn" program. Their financial support and volunteering with Happy Hooves has had a direct impact on the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and a meaningful contribution to the Upstate South Carolina community. Thank you, Knights of Columbus!
Thank You, Golfers & Sponsors!
Thank you to all players and sponsors who participated in the 12th Annual Happy Hooves Charity Golf Tournament held on May 17 at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville, SC.
Happy Hooves is grateful to everyone who helped make this tournament a success, including Fox Run Country Club who is always a pleasure to work with. There were 18 teams, and over $13,000 was raised to help children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges through the power of the horse!
Golf Tournament Sponsors
Cameron Construction Co.
Carolina Acoustical Co.
Palmetto Family Orthodontics
Fuller Consulting Engineers
Providence Wealth Advisors - John T. Lady, Inc.
Satterfield Woodworking Inc.
Advanced Door Systems
Dixie Rubber and Plastic
Golf Tournament Donations
Greenville Health System
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects
Advanced Door Systems
Happy Hooves Upcoming Events!
6th Annual Wines & Equines! Watch your email for details on this special event coming up on Saturday, October 21 at 4:30. Enjoy a superb evening of fun and entertainment and support a tremendous cause! Click here for more details!
Christmas at the Barn...save the date! Sunday, December 10, 2pm to 5pm
Happy Hooves episode on Scaly Adventures...save the date! The episode airs on November 18th on the DayStar TV channel. Here is a teaser for the series:
Friends of the Farm
Special thanks to our recent donors for making a difference in the lives of special needs children and at-risk youth through equine related therapies:
- Helen's Hugs
- Dabo and Kathleen Swinney's ALL IN TEAM Foundation
- Knights of Columbus of Pickens
- Piedmont Natural Gas
- First Presbyterian Church of Greenville
- Cameron Construction
- System Specialties
- Pam and Robbie Cole
- Mike and Ellen Johnson
- Mark and Kym Klapperich
- Diane Smock
- Amy and Gary Goudelock
- Bob and Melinda Hoover
- Sam and Jane Wyche
- Janet Masters
- The Tack Shop
- Myra Green
- Schwab Charity
- Sandy Miller
- Helen and Eric Graben
- Debra Spear
- Marilyn Jones
- Greenville Evening Rotary
- Dacusville Cowboy Church
- Mary Anne Inglis
- Chip & Patti Holmes
Did You Know?
Happy Hooves has been a PATH International Premier Accredited Center since 2005. In fact, we are one of only six Premier Accredited Centers in South Carolina, and the only one in the Upstate. This accreditation is a rigorous process requiring centers to meet stringent requirements for staff, facilities, and programs. A program must be re-accredited every five years.
Your contribution helps special needs children and adults, as well as at-risk children and teens.
Happy Hooves is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.