The Hoofbeat: June 2019
Barn Dance Auction & Fundraiser
Hearts hosted its annual Barn Dance fundraising event on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at the Carriage and Western Art Museum in Santa Barbara. Guests enjoyed a live band, dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction.

Proceeds from the Barn Dance will underwrite the cost of therapeutic riding lessons for low-income children and adults, as well as benefit our veterans program, Equine Services for Heroes, and our at-risk youth program where we partner with Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara and CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation). 

A heartfelt thank you to all who attended in support of Hearts Therapeutic .

Read Gail Arnold's write-up in the Santa Barbara Independent here .
Thank you to our sponsors
Equine Services for Heroes
In the News
Hearts' Equine Services for Heroes program was recently featured on KEYT News. View the Equine Therapy for Veterans segment here .

Hearts Celebrates Veteran Treatment Court Graduates
Hearts was honored to welcome the successful graduates of Veteran Treatment Court on Friday, May 17. Judge Carrozzo, who leads the Veteran Treatment Court, hosted the celebratory barbecue after veterans graduated in a formal court ceremony.

The Equine Services for Heroes program has recently begun collaborating with Veteran Treatment Court of Santa Barbara County to offer alternative therapies for veterans who participate in the court appointed program. Eligible veterans are offered volunteer, community service, and riding opportunities.

For more information on the Equine Services for Heroes program contact Captain Shannon McGraw .
Thank You La Cumbre Country Club!
A heartfelt thank you to the La Cumbre Country Club for hosting Hearts Therapeutic. Members enjoyed an educational video presentation about our therapeutic riding and equine facilitated learning programs. Susan Weber and Andrew Wilson discussed the upcoming facility relocation and the Lifting Hearts Capital Campaign.

Thank you to Sandy Lovett for organizing the event!

Contact Lillian if your organization is interested in a presentation.

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Contact our volunteer program manager, Sarah for more information.

We are also looking for volunteers for upcoming Summer camp sessions. This is an especially fun summer opportunity for high school students!

Session dates:

June 24 - 28
July 8 - 12
July 15 - 19
July 29 - August 1 (4 day session due to Fiesta)
August 5 - 9

Contact our volunteer program manager, Sarah for more information.
Sponsor Lacey
DOB: 5/23/1996
Breed: Quarter Horse
Height: 15’2”

Lacey is one of the newest additions to the Hearts herd. She is a 23-year-old paint quarter horse from Paso Robles, California. Before arriving at Hearts, Lacey was a western trail horse in an equestrian community near Lake Nacimiento. Lacey is calm, cool, collected, and considerate with our riders.

Lacey enjoys trail rides, carrots and being turned out with her sister, Melody.

Contact Lily to learn more about our Therapy Horse Sponsorship Program.
Hearts 101: An Inclusive Tour
Come experience the heart and soul of our organization! Join us for Hearts 101: An Inclusive Tour on Saturday, June 29th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am.

Come to the Hearts ranch to learn more about our expanded programs, recent news, and to learn more about the amazing individuals we serve. There are many opportunities to bring friends and family throughout the year to see our mission in action!

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, June 29th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, July 13th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, July 27th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Nathaniel's Bar Mitzvah Project
Hi my name is Nate. As part of my Bar Mitzvah preparation, I am doing a mitzvah project to help improve my community. My goal is to raise $2,000 for Heart Therapeutic Equestrian Center here in Santa Barbara, CA. 

Hearts helps kids and adults who have difficulties in overcoming obstacles and helps to create a place of strength, confidence and inspiration for those with different needs, just like me. I have ADHD that I have been riding here for nearly four years, I have gained self-confidence, physical strength, improved my ability to focus, as well as developed an appreciation and rapport with the horses and staff. My big sister, Rebekah raised $2000 for Hearts, as part of her Bat Mitzvah project two years ago. I hope to match or beat that number for my Mitzvah project because I want to help more kids and adults at Hearts. The money raised will go towards improvements for the main arena, as well as to horse health care. 

Please help me in reaching this goal! 

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