Hello friends,

Since 2005, with the support of our partners, Happy Hooves has been able to help children and adults with special needs by providing horse-centered programs. Participants ride and care for horses, developing exceptionally rewarding relationships that benefit mind, body, and spirit. 

Happy Hooves is an all-volunteer organization. All funding comes from donations, fundraisers and grants. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over 80% of our Happy Hooves riders receive therapeutic riding at no charge. 

Each October, Happy Hooves hosts our main fundraising event of the year, Wines & Equines. Unfortunately, due to the steady climb of COVID-19 cases in our community, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our event and keep everyone safe. We have rescheduled our Happy Hooves Wines & Equines to May 14, 2022. 

You might ask how does horse therapy benefit the members of our community? Please take a moment to read the special story below about one of our newest riders, Emalyn.

The effects of these difficult times have financially impacted our mission, that allows children with special needs like Emalyn to show the world that in spite of what her parents were told, she can and is confident and capable. We ask that you please consider making a special gift today to help us keep our programs going. 

All the best,
Becky Sweeney