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Hope Reins Travel Truck

Raised toward our $8,000 Goal
21 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 17, at 11:59 PM CST
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Horse Show Sneak Peek!

November 02, 2017

We're still compiling the stories and photos from our Hope Reins Horse Show last weekend, but we thought we'd let you sneak a peek, as a preview of what's to come!  Our children (and horses) had a great time showing off their new skills, and we loved watching. Keep an eye out for the full run-down, coming soon!   

Hear from Hope Reins Instructor Pam Cunningham: Why Crowdfunding?

October 10, 2017

Hear from our Hope Reins riding instructor Pam Cunningham as she explains a little about our project and our need for a travel truck.  Don't miss a the cameo appearance from a few of our Hope Reins riders themselves! 

Let The Games Begin!

September 22, 2017

Every year our Hope Reins Riders have a horse show right here on the Columbus Campus of Palmer Home for Children. The games vary from year to year, but the fun is always guaranteed.  

Students of all ages and skill levels participate in a variety of contests designed by our very own Pam Cunningham, Hope Reins instructor.  The activities allow our riders to demonstrate everything they have learned in the last year, and there are more than enough ribbons to go around as the event comes to a close!

This year's show is scheduled for the morning of October 28th, and will be a great way to showcase our riders as we reach the end of our crowdfunding campaign.

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To read more about the fun events included in our annual Hope Reins horse show, click here!

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Stable Hand

The stables at Palmer Home for Children are home to 12 horses, who receive love and attention from our children on a daily basis.



Grooming our horses takes time, but it's a favorite activity of our children. With our largest horse measuring a massive 16 hands tall and our smallest coming in at just 8 hands, there's room for even the smallest of our residents to participate in this fun bonding activity.



Every week, 42 Palmer Home children participate in our Hope Reigns program, offering them a chance to learn valuable life skills, bond with the horses, and boost their self-esteem.



Each student involved in Hope Reins spends a minimum of 60 minutes per week taking lessons and learning to care for our horses. Many students choose to spend their free time volunteering at the stables because they enjoy it so much.



Our horseback riding team can travel as far as 100 miles away for competitions and shows where they have the opportunity to demonstrate all the skills they're developing and learn from other equestrians.


Blue-Ribbon Winner

This represents the average cost for one child to attend and participate in a horse show. We have quite a few students who are accomplished enough to travel to various shows. It's a wonderful opportunity for them to gain experience and even potentially secure scholarships for their future.