Hoofbeats impacts individuals, families, and communities. Watch and read our stories below.
At a Glance
Who we are and what we do
“Horses helping people.” It’s been Hoofbeat’s guiding principle since our founding in 1993. We offer accredited therapeutic horseback riding services to adults and...
Hundreds of volunteers and partners make Hoofbeats possible by contributing time, finances, supplies, and many skills. Everything we do is a team effort – and...
Hoofbeats takes great pride and responsibility in educating our community about chronic illness and disability. Our founder, Trish Cunningham (formerly Rogers),...
The Pebble in the Pond The freedom of riding a horse has many therapeutic benefits – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It’s just the tip...
What is Hoofbeats to you?
“A place for people who need a soft spot to land.”
“Pure enjoyment. My son loved every aspect of it.”
“A second home. It’s a place where you can always go.”
“Unique. Everything about it is special.”
“Fun. Because you can play and ride horses. It’s sort of like a playground, except it doesn’t have monkey bars.”
“Awesome. Because you get to play and hang out with the horses. You get to meet new friends, and not just people friends, but four-legged friends.”
“A fun place for riders, volunteers, and staff to grow.”
“Pride. Pride in your accomplishments. Kids have the opportunity for healthy competition on a level playing ground.”
“Kind. This is a place of immense kindness.”
See a Need - Fill a Need
Meeting people where they are, mentally, physically, emotionally
Family bonds are formed at the center
At Hoofbeats 5+ years
Drive more than 40 minutes to the center
Hoofbeats serves riders with a diverse range of physical, mental, and emotional needs
Mental Health Component
Your partnership helps to keep riding financially accessible
Riders Receiving Scholarships
Program Costs Covered by Riding Lesson Fees
Funded by public donations and fundraisers