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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: Jerry Rempe Senior Vice President of Operations, Data Center, Inc.
Rod Jones, First Wealth Management, 
 Kent McKinnis, First Wealth Management
David Harder, DVM, Prairie Vista Veterinary Hospital , 
Jamie Boggs, Dale Birney, Ginny Gregory
Greg McCurry, , Echo Blubaugh a
nd Jim Rhaesa

 

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.

Instructors

Jane Harder, Lillian Zonker, Andrea Morgan

 

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.

  • Riding and Weather

    Spring Sessions are subject to stormy weather. In the event of a "Weather Alert Day" classes will be cancelled.

    Summer sessions have a heat contingency.
    If we have a " Weather Alert Day" classes will be cancelled. If the temperature/heat index rises above 92 classes may be
    cancelled.

    Winter Sessions: Winter classes are on a WEATHER PERMITTING basis. Slick roads and frigid temps will be cancellation factors. All "Weather Alert Days" will be cancelled.

    We will have all updates
    on our Facebook Page
    Reins of Hope!

  • Dillons Plus Shopper’s Card

    REMINDER!!! Remember to enroll or re-enroll your Dillons Plus Shoppers card online at www.dillons.com/communityrewards after January 1 for 2016 giving. 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.

    REGISTER YOUR CARD TODAY!

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