March 23rd, 2020


Dear Friends of Bridle Up Hope,


We hope you and your families are staying safe and weathering the storm of COVID-19. This is a unique and challenging time for our world, and our heart goes out to the many who are suffering. 


Following the counsel of government and health leaders, we have CLOSED our Barn from March 17th through April 5th. This means that we’ve suspended riding lessons, service hours, yoga, art, and self-defense classes. Many of our employees are working remotely, while some employees are caring for and feeding the horses. But the Barn is closed to the general public to encourage social distancing. We tentatively plan to resume 1-on-1 riding lessons Monday, April 6th, with strict sanitation protocols in place. But we will re-evaluate the situation as we approach that date. We encourage you to follow the State's updates here:


The health and happiness of our students and employees is our top priority. To keep the momentum of our students’ progress, we are doing several virtual activities, including 7 Habit Challenges and follow-up phone calls. Our instructors will be in touch with each student regarding these opportunities. We also encourage you to explore these free virtual resources with your families, which include amazing videos and lesson plans related to the 7 Habits and other topics:

If you are not currently a Bridle Up Hope participant, but would like to reserve your spot for the future, you are welcome to sign up today at Once you sign up, our Program Director will contact you to schedule a barn tour for a later date.


Thank you for your understanding and patience. As a Barn Family, we believe in the power of HOPE and the power of humanity, and we know that we will get through this together. 


If you have any questions about your program schedule, please contact our Program Director, Nicole Hadlock, at 801-709-3339.


With optimism,


Michael Sean Covey

Executive Director & Co-Founder




1141 Watkins Lane

Alpine, Utah 84004

Phone: 801-709-3339



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