Hello Happy Hooves friends and family,
|The Corontzes Family (George, Lesa, Matt, Christine), Founders of Helen's Hugs, with Amy and Gary Goudelock and Helen's beloved horse, Tonka.
Helens Hugs also made
a heartfelt video
that tells their story and the children they support through Happy Hooves' School at the Barn program. If you take a minute
to view this video
, you will see the power and impact of therapeutic riding in action!
Happy Mothers Day and we can't wait to see you soon,
"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
~ Hebrews 12:1-3
13th Annual Happy Hooves Charity
Thank you to all players and sponsors who participated in the 13th Annual Happy Hooves Charity Golf Tournament held on April 30 at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville, SC. The weather was perfect and it was a fun day!
Happy Hooves is grateful to everyone who helped make this tournament a success, including Fox Run Country Club and our Long Ball Hitter Mike Byrley. There were 14 teams and over $13,000 was raised to help children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges through the power of the horse!
Cameron Construction Co.
Williams Wealth Management
Table & Tee Sponsors
Palmetto Family Orthodontics
|Table & Tee Sponsors con't.
Crockett Pediatric Dentistry
Providence Wealth Advisors
Tedeschi Auto Repair
Fuller Consulting Engineers
BB&T Barnes Insurance Agency
1st place team: Auto Q
2nd place team: Advanced Door Systems
3rd place team: PCC Paper
Longest Putt: Gary Goudelock
Closest to the Pin: Jim Dwyer
Longest Drive: Thomas Macintosh
Please Welcome Our Newest Employee, Emily Vazquez!
I joined Happy Hooves and Eden Farms as an intern, and prior to that, I studied psychology while working as a teacher's aide for 2 years at a school in the inner city of Milwaukee. During this time, I became interested in equine therapy as a viable option for special needs and at-risk youth.
After moving to South Carolina, I began searching for an internship that would allow me to personally observe and experience all that equine assisted therapy has to offer. I was thrilled to discover that Happy Hooves would be able to help me along in my journey! My plan is to complete my internship and, thereby, my B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University this spring, and will continue with Happy Hooves as Feeder/Caretaker/Camp Leader.
I love staying active both mentally and physically, and am happiest when I can engage in both simultaneously. Working at Eden Farms and with the Happy Hooves program has been an enormous blessing because it allows me to do that! I love how engaging every moment is and that I am constantly gaining new knowledge through meaningful interactions with my coworkers, the students, parents, and teachers who visit us every day, and even the horses!
Read more about Emily and our other team members here!
Save the Dates!
Like us? Love us? Please review us!
Your online reviews will help others find out about the horseback riding we offer here! It's free and easy!
For Eden Farms (able-bodied riding):
Please click here to review us on Eden Farms' Facebook page
For Happy Hooves (therapeutic riding):
Please click here to review us on the Happy Hooves' Facebook page
Workplace Giving - Employee Matching Program
Many employers also have programs designed to match their employees' charitable giving, and this is an easy way to double your impact! You can ask your employer if they have an Employee Matching Gift program and you may be surprised to find out there are many companies who offer this.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Goudelock and she will be happy to help you at
Supporting us just got easier, every time you shop on AMAZON!
Every time you SHOP on Amazon, you can be donating to Happy Hooves at no extra cost to you. Just start your shopping here AmazonSmile and register Happy Hooves Inc. as your charity so all of your eligible purchases will benefit Happy Hooves!
And, SHARE this with everyone you know! We are a 501c(3) organization and would LOVE your support!
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
- First Presbyterian Church of Greenville
- Cameron Construction
- Systems Specialties
- Pam and Robbie Cole
- Mike and Ellen Johnson
- Mark and Kym Klapperich
- Diane Smock
- Amy and Gary Goudelock
- Bob and Melinda Hoover
- Helen and Eric Graben
- Debra Spear
- Marilyn and William Jones
- Bob and Mary Anne Inglis
- Dan and Monique Gillen
- Steven Herrara
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.