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Shining Hope Farms


EIN: 30-0067482
Founded: 2002
Shining Hope Farms
P.O Box 1036
Mount Holly NC 28120
704-827-3788

Physical Address:
328 Whippoorwill Lane
Mt. Holly,NC 28120


Last Updated 2018-05-03

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Shining Hope Farms is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve functional goals through the use of equine assisted activities and Hippotherapy.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

75% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.


Volunteer Opportunities


Calling All Sidewalkers, Horseleaders, & Barn Help
Minimum Age: 13
Shining Hope Farms was created for, but not limited to provide services to people with disabilities, that includes hippotherapy, therapeutic horseback riding, family and caregiver support, and social and recreational activities.

A program like ours relies on amazing volunteers to keep serving children and adults in the capacity that we do, and to be able to serve more.

We are always in need of more volunteers, so if you are interested in learning about the available volunteer opportunities at Shining Hope Farms please read on.

What would I be doing?

Here at Shining Hope Farms volunteers usually do one, or a combination of two things:

1) Barn work/Care of the horses and tack

2) Participation in the arena for a therapy session or riding lesson

We can also usually use volunteers for a) help in our office, b) for our special events, and c) for special projects. If you have special skills we're sure we could use them!

We understand that our volunteers may have tons of experiences with horses, some experience with horses, or even none at all! We want our volunteers to be happy and comfortable so we are always willing to work with your schedule, interests, and skills and abilities.

How much time do I have to commit and when?

In order to provide dependability to our riders, we ask our volunteers to commit to at least at least a couple of hours a week for eight weeks.


Wish List Items


Our Wish List Items
Toilet Paper
Fold paper towels
Paper towels
paper sandwich lunch bags
Hand soap
Hand sanitizer
Dish soap
Laundry soap
Lysol spray
Febreze
Windex glass cleaner
Toilet bowl cleaner
Bathroom cleaner
Bathroom scrubbing items
Scrub brushes for water troughs
Tall kitchen garbage bags
55 gallon drum heavy duty garbage bags
Staw brooms with dust bands
WD40
Duct tape
White board/dry erase board cleaner
Leather hole punch
Saddle soap glycerin bar
EFFAX Leder/Balsm


*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.