Home of Hope Equestrian program

Riding with Hope

Empowering people with disabilities through equestrian therapy. Our hope is to allow our clients to experience growth in social, behavioral and psychological aspects of life. 

Sponsor a HorseHome of hope donation
Getting Involved

Caring for the Herd

Your sponsorship is very important in supporting the backbone of our program
– our horses.

Sponsor a Horse

Caring for our herd, currently of ten horses, is a significant part of our program budget.  On average, it costs approximately $2,500 each year to provide each of our horses with food, bedding, dental, veterinary, farrier, tack, and blankets.  In addition to the costs to keep them fed and healthy, there is also the cost of the hours required to exercise, groom, and care for the herd.   

MakING a Donation

Riding for Hope program recipients receive the highest quality therapeutic and adaptive riding experiences available.  Our horses are a vital part of these experiences.  Our horses receive the highest level of care from our staff, veterinarians, and trained volunteers.  We believe that if our horses are healthy and happy they will provide the best service they can to help us achieve our mission.

Meet Our Herd

Home of Hope Riding with Hope Equine Therapy

Shotgun

Sorrel Quarter Horse gelding with a flaxen mane and tail.

Home of Hope Riding with Hope Equine Therapy

Tanner

Grulla Fjord gelding

Sorrel Quarter Horse gelding

TODD

Liver Chestnut Haflinger/Quarter Horse gelding.

Home of Hope Riding with Hope Equine Therapy

STETSON

Sorrel Quarter Horse gelding

Liver Chestnut Halflinger/Quarter Horse cross gelding

jackson

Buckskin Quarter Horse Gelding

Home of Hope Riding with Hope Equine Therapy

Copper

Sorrel Quarter Horse gelding

Liver Chestnut Halflinger/Quarter Horse cross gelding

Homer

Brown and White Paint/Thoroughbred cross gelding with two blue eyes

Liver Chestnut Halflinger/Quarter Horse cross gelding

jack

Palomino Missouri Foxtrotter gelding

Liver Chestnut Halflinger/Quarter Horse cross gelding

Jingle

Blue roan miniature horse

Home of Hope Riding with Hope Equine Therapy

Luna

Sorrel Quarter Horse mare

What we do

Our Services

Therapeutic Horseback riding

A horse’s gait is similar to a human gait which helps improve a person’s balance and strength.

Therapeutic Unmounted

Being around horses can be therapeutic for many individuals. We offer services to groom, lead, and learn about horses without riding.

Volunteering

Volunteer’s provide valuable assistance leading horses, walking beside riders, and also in the care of the horses.

Legacy of HOpe

Legacy gifts to Home of Hope can be designated for any purpose that fits the passion and interests of the donor.  For information on how a donation today or a planned gift in the future can ensure that Home of Hope’s equine program continues well into the future, contact Ralph Richardson or call 918-256-7825, ext. 1010. 

PATH International Theraputic Horsemanship

PAtH

We are a center member through PATH INTL (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Home of Hope’s Equine Program provides activities that contribute positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, motional, and social well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to empower the people with developmental and intellectual disabilities as they make progress in their daily lives and believe in themselves.

Get Involved

With Home of Hope staff present, volunteers provide valuable assistance leading horses, walking beside some riders, and helping groom, saddle, and feed the horses. Weekday riding sessions are held in the late afternoon/early evening making it convenient to volunteer after work. If you need volunteer hours, need something to do with your evenings, miss being around horses, or just want to make a difference in someone’s life, we would be glad to talk to you about volunteering. 

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon

We are planning some amazing stuff for 2022.

Check back 

Coming soon

Planning Phase is commencing

Staff

Equine Program Coordinator

Kallie Westbrook is our Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor through PATH Intl. and oversees every aspect of our eqine program from sessions to horse care. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness with a minor in Animal Science. 

Veterinarian

Dr. Tina Bass from Vinita Vet Center takes pride in caring for our herd

farrier

Tanner Nolan comes every 6-8 weeks to keep our horses feet healthy