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: Vickey Bartel
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 Kueck, First National Bank
Beth Warden

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
Jamie Wohlgemuth
Karen Vogt

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!

    Classes will begin on January 1, 2014 and we will ride until March 30. We will ride on Monday through Friday during the day and Monday and Tuesday evenings. Please let Reins know if you are willing to volunteer!

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