“The perseverance, confidence, and grace of the horse are a fitting escape for every man and a suitable dream for all mankind.”
~ Peter Yunghanns
Founder’s Welcome Letter
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am Peter Yunghanns. My family has been in polo for over half a century, and I have been riding horses for well over a decade. My great great-grand father was a prominent philanthropist who has inspired me to engage in charity. I have merged both these elements-of horses and charity-under one umbrella and founded this educational and charitable non-profit, 501(c)3, organization, Horses Give Hope Education Foundation. My wish is that this foundation will enhance people’s lives through the benefits gained from an equitable and close relationship between humans and horses. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation connects humans and horses while fostering education, building character and encouraging equestrian career opportunities for foster care youths and orphans, disabled and disadvantaged children, and any student from cradle through college.
Please help me to make my vision a lasting reality.
Peter Yunghanns, Founder and CEO
What We Do
Horses Give Hope Education Foundation strives to enhance the lives, first and foremost, of young people, by ensuring that they are socially responsible and aware while leading and guiding them to stay on the best possible path. We have evolving and comprehensive programs which reach out to the hearts and consciences of the people of the equestrian and equine world to make our mission with our vision, possible. Our organization caters to orphans, foster care and underprivileged children by educating them to acquire aspirations they never imaged; we promote literacy among children and young people; we serve students, going to college and away from their family for the first time and who may be experiencing loneliness and anxiety; we are there to support youths looking for an opportunity to learn to serve their community through volunteerism; we support the mentally and physically challenged youth, and we offer certificates and certifications related to and in support of our mission. We also support organizations that have the same or similar programs. We are not alone with our mission; we explore the concrete concept of a cooperation with horses who give us hope such that we might achieve our vision.
This program focuses on Orphans or Foster Care Youths ages 6 to 15 where the participants practice reading to Miniature horses. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education…
This program focuses on Orphans or Foster Care Youths ages 6 to 15 where the participants practice reading to Miniature horses. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, about 20 percent of high school graduates have not developed basic reading proficiency by graduation. Horses offer a perfect example of how animals inspire children to be interested in reading. Reading to animals fosters a non-judgmental environment so children can simply have fun reading. Children then equate the positive experience with animals to reading, which reinforces that reading can be a fun, and interactive experience. Animals, such as the horse, help children connect to their books. Young people also improve social skills by talking about what they read to the Mini Horse. Children establish a relationship with the horses, while building social skills. This also helps children and youths improve their literacy. The mini horses receive special training to work with children. Experiential reading activities can reach students who understand best through active engagement. Additionally, horses have the potential to help young people overcome fears and develop confidence that can be translated into real-life situations. Horses can also help put people at ease because they are unbiased and non-judgmental, thus responding only to people’s intent and behavior. Furthermore, horses have individual personalities, and interact with people in such a way that results in the building of a relationship with them.
This program offers Educational Enrichment and Outreach Services by focusing on orphans, foster care and under-privilege children and teenagers whereby participants receive educational services,…
This program offers Educational Enrichment and Outreach Services by focusing on orphans, foster care and under-privilege children and teenagers whereby participants receive educational services,. The Horses Give Hope Education Foundation forms partnerships, with various orphanages, foster care group homes and churches. Staff members go out into the community, educate and interact. In addition, our organization ensures that these children and teenagers attend equestrian events, and visit a variety of equestrian related venues. Attendance at equestrian events helps to boost their aspirations. These youths are given an opportunity to pet horses after events when possible. The interaction, between horses and people, helps develop confidence, communication and trust. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation will provide funds for orphans and foster care youths who aspire to ride horses after experiencing the various escapes.
This is a leadership program targeting young people during their Gap Year as well as students Studying Abroad. The program focuses on Horses Give Hope Education Foundation core values of respect and caring…
The student and Equine interaction Program focuses mainly on first year college and transfer students who are away from home for the first time and attending universities with horsemanship programs or equestrian programs…
Horses Give Hope Education Foundation Scholarship Program offers Scholarship opportunities for every rider in equestrian sports. Riders include the recreational rider, the newcomer rider…
The Horses Give Hope Education Foundation provides scholarships to assist special needs youths who attend various equestrian or summer camp programs…
Horses Give Hope Education Foundation Equine First Responders program certifies and educates mainly university student volunteers in disaster preparedness for the hazards…
Definition of Young Social Impactor:
A Young Social Impactor is a young person who believes that service to our communities is of critical importance. The Young Social Impactors, believes in doing whatever he or she can to build better communities. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation has given him or her a platform and opportunity to Challenge him or herself for charitable purposes. To this end, the young social impactors who have selected Horses Give Hope Education Foundation, as their Charity to support, are racing to raise the largest amounts of funds that they can while being honored by those who know them.