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 founded in 2002 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 hundreds of children and adults weekly between our three programs:

  1. Nature-Based Clinical Therapies (including Physical, Occupational, and Speech, and Mental Health Therapy)
  2. Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  3. Saddles and Salutes Veterans Program at our three locations

We have three locations: 

  1. Charlotte
  2. Mt. Holly
  3. Conover
Interesting Info
  • We are the only provider of the Hippotherapy treatment strategy in the Charlotte region
  • We have an emphasis on ensuring our services are accessible to low-income families
  • We are an industry leader in terms of our safety, expertise, and affordability

5K & 10K Salute Trail Run
Repeats daily, 7:03am - 9am for 365 times
Duration of 1 hour 57 minutes
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Summer Intensive Nature-Based Therapy Camp
Repeats daily, 9am - 1pm until Friday, August 9th, 2024
Duration of 4 hours
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Shining Hope Farms Charity Golf Tournament
Duration of 8 hours
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Nature-Based Speech Therapy
Nature-Based Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy in Shining Hope Farms' Mt. Holly clinic
Occupational Therapy in our Charlotte Farm clinic
Physical Therapy utilizing the hippotherapy treatment strategy
Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Veteran Program Saddles & Salutes
Physical Therapy Session
Therapeutic Horseback Riding