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.

Board Members:
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.

Danette Chermak
Kristine Dean
Jane Harder
Diana Ramsey
Andrea Morgan
Brandy Gara

PATH Certified

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.

  • Winter Session at Reins of Hope!

    Winter Session starts November 30, 2015. We will ride the first three weeks then take a little break to celebrate the holidays!

    Winter Sessions: Winter classes for January, February and March are on a WEATHER PERMITTING basis. Slick roads and frigid temps will be cancellation factors. Instructors will advise riders and volunteers if scheduled classes will be canceled in a timely format. Please contact your instructor if you have any questions!!

  • Dillons Plus Shopper’s Card

    EXCITING NEWS!!! Effective immediately, you can apply for a Dillons Plus Shopper's card or enroll your current Dillons Plus Shoppers card on line at www.dillons.com/communityrewards. Select 10345 REINS OF HOPE as the organization you choose to support and you will be able to support our horses and riders with the purchase of almost anything every time you shop with your Plus Card!!!!

    Your support is WORKING!! Keep shopping and sharing the registration information to keep riders riding.


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