Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mrs. Milinda Kirkpatrick, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Jessamyn Farrell
Main Address

328 Whippoorwill Lane
Mt. Holly, NC 28120
United States

Shining Hope Farms - Charlotte Location
3701 Kidd Lane
Charlotte, NC 28216
United States

Shining Hope Farms - Conover Location
6347 St Peters Church Rd
Conover, NC 28613
United States

What We Do

Shining Hope Farms is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable children and adults to reach their full potential through the use of equine assisted activities and therapies. We currently serve 200 children and adults weekly between our programs (1) Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, 2) Therapeutic Riding), 3) Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 4) Saddles and Salutes Veterans Program at our three locations.

Interesting Info
  • We are the only provider of the Hippotherapy treatment strategy in the Charlotte region.
  • 36% of the families we serve are below 200% of the poverty line and we serve the majority of our participants for free.
  • 90% of our participants have made significant functional gains that help to improve their quality of life (and their family's) after receiving services.
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