"Where special kids and horses shine."

Our Mission

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.


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Thank you to Push America and their Pi Kappa Phi members who came out this weekend (October 19-20) to help us construct our covered arena expansion and spruce up our farm. Thank you also to our sponsors--Northlake Chick-Fil-A, Sticky Fingers, Jim N’ Nicks BBQ, Lancaster’s BBQ, South End Einstein Bros Bagels, Food Lion of Dallas, Bobby Boy’s Bagels, SHF BOD member Beth Lippincott, the Home Depot of Gastonia, Costco, and Sally’s YMCA. Your help is invaluable. 

We are happy to announce that we have recently been awarded the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability awarded to only 360 of 90,000 nonprofits on GuideStar--the premier source of nonprofit information.

We would love to thank of the wonderful volunteers that came out to the volunteer training last night, it was one of our biggest groups yet! We are delighted by your enthusiasm and giving spirit and can't wait to get all of you on board!