Hope Springs Equestrian Center Receives Grant from Reeve Foundation
The following information comes from Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy:
HOPE SPRINGS EQUESTRIAN THERAPY, INC. is proud to announce that it has received a $6,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The award was one of 69 grants totaling almost $425,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that aid in providing more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,055 grants totaling over $15.6 million since 1999.
Founded by Elena Gonzalez Shaffer in 1997, Hope Springs provides high-quality personalized equestrian therapy to nearly 100 children and adults with disabilities each year. This generous grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation will help Hope Springs deliver therapeutic horseback riding to individuals who have experienced traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
“We are extremely honored to receive this highly-competitive Qualify of Life grant,” said Senior Instructor and Executive Director Jeannie Knowlton. “This year, we welcomed several riders from ReMed, a supported living program for adults with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Each ReMed rider uses a wheelchair -- that is, until they get on a horse!”
For more information, read the full press release attached to this announcement as a PDF.