is a 14-week experience designed to inspire hope, confidence, and resilience in girls ages 12-25


We are so excited to have you join us on this journey. The things you are about to learn will change your life for the better. You will spend a lot of time with horses and will gain new friends. Just think, years from now you can look back and be reminded of the first time you saddled a horse, the first time you rode bareback, the sweet gestures and neighs that made you feel special, the tired legs, or the ride that made you feel free.


Riding, like life, doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. So embrace dirty boots and smelling like a horse. Embrace the challenges life will throw at you. And know that you are capable. You can do hard things. You were built to do hard things. Some horses will test you. Some will teach you. And some will bring out the best in you. We hope you feel special and loved at the barn. And remember, no matter how bad your day is, there is always someone waiting for you at the barn.

Three pillars of our program

Learning to Ride a Horse

You will learn to ride a horse and learn natural horsemanship through 14, one-hour lessons. You will be getting back to nature and soothing your soul in a saddle. Prior experience with horses is not required.

Learning Life Skills

You will learn The 7 Habits® for Equestrians and apply these habits to your personal life. You will learn about self-awareness, relationship building, and self-renewal through equestrian and other activities such as mindfulness, yoga, and art.

Serving at the Barn

The horses need you. You give back by serving at least one hour each week. This entails feeding the horses, cleaning the stalls, and grooming and caring for the horses. After the 14-week program, for every 10 hours of service, you earn a free riding lesson. You can continue serving and earning lessons forever.

The Program Package:

14 private riding lessons with the 7 Habits integrated

Professional photo shoot with your horse

Yoga at the Barn classes, which continue after the 14-week program

Art at the Barn classes

7 Habits books for girl and parents

In-depth 7 Habits Seminars for parents

Advancement Ceremony with other girls in the program

Daily opportunities to serve at the barn and make friends


The actual cost per rider for this 14-week program is $2,500, which can be paid in 12 monthly payments or one-time. We also offer generous needs-based scholarships to low-income families. The tuition includes all program materials, employee wages, horse care, and barn maintenance. As a nonprofit organization, Bridle Up Hope relies heavily on donations to operate our program. We are careful with every dollar and try to keep costs low while still providing a world-class program.    

Monthly Payment Option:

12 monthly payments of $208.33 (interest free) 

One-Time Payment Option:

1 payment of $2,500 


We offer generous scholarships to low-income families in financial need, to make the program accessible to every girl. These scholarships can cover up to 90% of tuition and are made possible by generous donors. Parents can apply for a scholarship through the regular "Sign-Up" button on this page. 

location: Alpine, ut

other F&Q

What type of program is this?

Bridle Up Hope is a 14-week Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) Program taught by mentors and instructors. We focus on teaching horsemanship and life skills through The 7 Habits®. We are not a therapy program, residential program, treatment center, or counseling center. 

Who is this program for?

The Girl's Program is for girls, ages 12 to 25, who are physically able to ride a horse. The program is designed to help all girls, but is especially geared towards those who have struggled with low self-worth, anxiety, depression, abuse, or trauma, or who have simply lost hope.

When can I sign up?

You can sign up whenever you're ready to start the program. The program is offered year-round in Alpine, Utah. There is usually a waiting-list, so once you sign up, you may have to wait a few weeks to start.

Other questions?

Feel free to contact us at 801-709-3339 or


Bridle Up Hope

1141 East Watkins Lane

Alpine, Utah 84004

Phone: 801-709-3339


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