Reins of Hope is a not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding program. Our mission is to enhance the lives of students with disabilities. Click on the video above to learn more about the program & therapeutic riding
What We Do
Therapeutic riding, above all, works to provide individuals with disabilities with a better quality of life. The true therapist is the horse, as its gentle motion stimulates muscles and increases circulation, balance, strength, and control. In addition, the rider’s emotional skills are improved, such as concentration, patience, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships. Therapeutic riding truly creates a special bond between horse, rider, instructor and volunteers.
Who We Are
The Reins of Hope Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the policies and procedures to ensure the success of our program. They are a working board, logging countless volunteer hours to make our events and programs successful.
Executive Director: Jane Harder, Harder Farms
President: Kent McKinnis, First Wealth Management
Treasurer: Ward Davis, Ward Davis Builders
Jerry Rempe, Senior Vice President of Operations, Data Center, Inc.
Dr. Gerald Schrater, DVM, Apple Lane Animal Hospital
Don Keuck, First National Bank (retired)
The program is a success each and every day because of our instructors. They work diligently to create lesson plans to challenge each and every student, and provide unparalleled one-on-one attention and instruction.
Reins of Hope is certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Reins of Hope consistently strives to create a safe, professional, and ethical environment for its riders. Our instructors are either PATH-certified or working to become so, to provide the best experience possible for our students.