At Bridle Up Hope, a non-profit charity, we believe that every young woman has great worth and potential and our mission is to help you find this through equestrian training. The real cost per rider for this incredible experience is approximately $1,800. Thanks to generous donors who cover two-thirds of the expense, families of riders are only responsible for the remaining $600 for the 13-week program. This expense can be paid up front or spread evenly over a 6-month period.
Bridle Up Hope’s unique program is comprised of three parts:
1) Learning how to care, connect, and communicate with a horse during 13 weeks of hour-long equestrian experiences with a private instructor.
2) Learning life skills, incorporated into the equestrian experiences, based on the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by the Bridle Up Hope founder, Sean Covey.
3) Learning to give back by volunteering at the barn a minimum of one hour each week during scheduled volunteer hours.
In addition, once a month you have the option to gather at our barn to enjoy Taking the Reins. This is a social opportunity for you to participate in fun equestrian activities and mingle with other riders.
If you are a young woman between the ages of 12 and 25 and struggle with depression, anxiety, or just need a boost in life, please complete the application below to be accepted into Bridle Up Hope’s program. This requires a short description of your situation, photograph of yourself, and your contact information.
Once you have received an acceptance email, our Program Director will reach out to schedule your 13 equestrian experiences. This is based on availability.
After your equestrian experiences have been scheduled, you will come to the barn for one hour each week to work one on one with a qualified and nurturing instructor. Additionally, you are required to volunteer a minimum of one hour each week at the barn during scheduled volunteer hours.