WE ARE HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Who We Are

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.

Programs

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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 with an opportunity to learn to be respectful and unpresuming with a sense of commitment. Students,  who are accepted to this program,  stay on equestrian family properties and learn to care for horses. The student  must be prepared to  endure a rigid, yet flexible schedule which includes early and late hours. For example,  students must awake at dawn to care for horses; may have to take care of horses during holidays, and students may need to check on the horses during evening hours. The student must respect the estate where they are assigned. Students must be prepared to listen to and respect those who are more knowledgeable about the horses. Students must care for the horses and the stables seven days a week. This is not only a humbling experience but definitely a learning experience. This experience does not guarantee students any  luxuries of the city. Students must understand that this is true dedication and commitment. However, depending on the estate, there are opportunities for informal riding and other equestrian practices as well as opportunities to attend on-site equestrian competitions and activities. Students must also understand that riding lessons are optional when available and made available by Horses Give Hope Education Foundation. Whereas on some estates, students will have an opportunity to complete various levels of training and development of equestrian services and activities and receive certificates of completion from Horses Give Hope Education Foundation. All students will be expected to take an exam,  at the end of the course,  on Respect 101 and Caring 101 for leadership as set out in the core values manual of Horses Give Hope Education Foundation.
 
Emergency Incentive
In addition, Horses Give Hope Education Foundation offers incentives for students in return for prior community service hours and weekly services rendered for  horse care  in return for emergency assistance as needed when away from home. Amounts available to students may vary based on need and community service hours rendered. Students Studying Abroad work with Gap students and have different requirements for incentives. Their incentives are based on partnership guidelines developed between Horses Give Hope Education Foundation and their particular University.

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…

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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. This therapeutic program fosters a partnership between horses and students to benefit, empower and facilitate positive change in the lives of first year college or transfer students. This program is also designed to prevent  loneliness and isolation or intervention  among college students experiencing loneliness or isolation. The goals are accomplished by providing therapeutic activities such as riding, caring for the horses, feeding, grooming, petting and connecting with the horses. This is also a way for students to enhance their soft skills or interpersonal people’s skills, social skills and communication skills. These skills allow students to learn to build healthier relationships, in order to maneuver better in their environment, work well with others and achieve set goals while complementing their hard skills. These changes, as products of working with and spending time with horses, should project a higher level of emotional intelligence and greater harmony with other people. This therapeutic program implements a team approach and an evidence based interaction process. The former is geared to forming a path to success and balance while the latter is structured to helping the student develop his or her best self. This program offers students an opportunity to conduct research; furthermore through this program, grants are available to do research on the effects of the team approach and students   working with horses and humans on the prevention of loneliness, anxiety and/or depression. The research will also focus on  the management of loneliness, anxiety and/or depression and change in behavior or attitude. At the graduate student level, Research Grants are made available to study the effects of the horse on alzheimer’s and the alleviation of loneliness and depression.

Horses Give Hope Education Foundation Scholarship Program offers Scholarship opportunities for every rider in equestrian sports. Riders include the recreational rider, the newcomer rider…

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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 most committed amateur rider, and the aspiring professional rider. This scholarship program allows students opportunities not only to engage in equestrian sports, but also to support equine careers and student leadership. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation offers also offers scholarships to help students with boarding and academics. In addition, this program allows students to coordinate with respective equestrian programs in order to plan and organize horse shows and other equine events. Alternatively, students can coordinate with respective programs to become student leaders, whereby organizing a variety of activities including community service projects, orientation and open house events along with a variety of social and recreational events. Students are offered an opportunity to receive education and an opportunity to educate about the various equestrian sports, make trips to local competitions, make trips to equestrian museums and prepare horses for competitions and tournaments. These scholarships are available for all equestrian sports, at all levels.
Horses Give Hope Education Foundation offers various certificates of completion on Respect, Safety, and Character building through certificate of completion programs such as..
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Horses Give Hope Education Foundation offers various certificates of completion on Respect, Safety, and Character building through certificate of completion programs such as Horsemanship 101, Character Building and Protocols for the equestrian life.
 
A. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation Equine First Responders certification and certificate.
 
B. Horsemanship 101
 
The overall purpose of Horsemanship 101 is to ensure that horses are respected while students learn how to work with them through cooperative means.  Cooperative means would promote a calm, confident, trusting horse who would understand through targeted communication. Horsemanship 101 is the understanding the safety of horses and riding a horse safely. Horsemanship 101 provides the building blocks for a strong foundation. A foundation that youths use in order to build and achieve things that perhaps one thought only possible in dreams. Horsemanship 101 aims to ensure that the student is in equilibrium with the thoughts, emotions and abilities of the horse, while knowing how to respond to the horse’s state. This will result in a special partnership and understanding between the student and the horse. Students will learn to teach the horse what they expect. Horsemanship 101 allows one the opportunity to build a relationship based on mutual trust and respect with a horses while increasing self-esteem and confidence and overcoming fear. Whether you are new to horses or it’s been awhile, this course will give you the basics and allow you to understand the way a horse thinks and ultimately why they act the way they do. This course will increase your confidence, safety and build trust.
 
C. Leadership Character Building Certificate Program
 
This character building program focuses on building strong character among students from
cradle to college. The purpose is to encourage equestrian volunteerism early, empower and
develop growth of students as scholars, leaders, athletes and community contributors by providing programs that support the students and by using an approach that is trusted by students and staff. The character building curriculum will be a way for students to focus on horses, their community and the art of caring and equestrian volunteerism. This will be called
a Total Care Education Curriculum and will be designed to address the student’s four essential needs which include academic, social, emotional and physical or “ASEP”. This holistic assessment will look at the student’s ASEP strengths and weaknesses as they apply to
learning, living, development and communication. The program establishes a customized plan which is computer generated.
 
D. Protocol and the Equestrian Life: Horses Give Hope Education Foundation protocol program is meant to instill discipline and self-esteem. It focuses on adapting to traditions surrounding equestrian sports and equestrian life.
 
E. Awareness  101: This program focuses on promoting awareness of  charity and volunteerism. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation partners with high schools,  universities and other programs to  encourage youth action.
 
F. HGHE Core Value Certificates: These Certificates are based on Horses Give Hope Education Foundation core values.

The Horses Give Hope Education Foundation  provides scholarships to assist special needs youths who attend various equestrian or summer camp programs…

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The Horses Give Hope Education Foundation  provides scholarships to assist special needs youths who attend various equestrian or summer camp programs. These scholarships focus on mental and physically challenged youths. The scholarships assist these youths with attending therapeutic horsemanship camps, and Equestrian Equine therapy programs. Research finds that equestrian or equine therapy is also an effective technique for many therapists to teach troubled youths on how they learn, react and follow instructions. The scholarships help with equine assisted therapy training as well. Today, there are a variety of equine assisted programs which focus on delivering therapeutic riding and equine-activities to children and young adults.

Horses Give Hope Education Foundation Equine First Responders program certifies  and educates mainly university student volunteers in disaster preparedness for the hazards…

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Horses Give Hope Education Foundation Equine First Responders program certifies  and educates mainly university student volunteers in disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact horses in their area while training them in basic Equestrian disaster response skills, such as fire safety, floods and other disasters that large animals such as horses might experience. This certification will provide volunteers with methods and tools necessary to successfully extricate a horse from entrapment using low-tech, low-risk options that are easier, quicker and safer than extreme techniques using helicopters, cranes or 4WD vehicles while using therapeutic horsemanship skill. This certification will teach various approaches for volunteer training that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations such as fires, floods, highway accidents during transport, chemical or smoke inhalation. This course will consist of video trainings, lecture, interactive teachings and hands on simulations which will allow them to focus on more complex tasks. Through this certification the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters will help to instill discipline and self-esteem among the volunteers. This basic Course will be delivered by a team of trained first responders, and other qualified volunteers. It will be broken up into two to four hour blocks over a series of evenings or weekends. This will include: Disaster Preparedness which focuses on hazards specific to the community;  Fire Suppression which deals with fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire suppression strategies; Light Search and Rescue Operations where participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and rescuer safety; Psychology and Team Organization which focuses on signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and workers, and Review with Disaster Simulation where participants review and practice the skills learned during the previous sessions.

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Our Core Values

 

Integrity, Respect, Caring, Commitment, and Community

Mission

 

Our mission is to lead in fostering education, building character and encouraging equestrian career opportunities while enhancing lives, from cradle through college.

 

Vision

 

Our vision is to bring life enriching services to as many people as possible while  expanding ways in which equine and equestrian activities contribute to our communities. We look to making horses our friends; education and leadership our foundation as well as  philanthropists and equestrian families, our true partners.

Founder's Message

My wish is that this foundation will enhance the  lives of others  through the benefits gained from an equitable and close relationship between humans and horses

Mission:
 
Our mission is to lead in improving people’s lives through a connection with horses while fostering education, building character, and encouraging equestrian career opportunities from cradle through college.

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.