A Therapeutic Horse Back Riding Program

840 Osage Crossland Road   Puryear TN 38251    731-782-6141    |   www.Hoofbeatsofhope.org

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Hoof Beats Of Hope, Inc.

840 Osage Crossland Rd   Puryear, TN 38251


Executive Director: Mrs. Jan Foy

A Registered Level NARHA Certified  Instructor.


Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc. Is a therapeutic horseback riding program designed for individuals with physical and mental challenges. We are a non-profit organization that runs entirely on grants, donations, a small fee for services and with the assistance of volunteer workers. We were chartered in July 2002 and have started riding classes since April 2003. We are now a “Member Center” of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).

Our Mission Statement is as follows: To provide an outlet for therapeutic horseback riding in Henry County and the surrounding area in a safe, affordable manner that will enable individuals with physical and mental challenges to develop physical, emotional, social, and educational skills through interaction with well trained horses, a professional staff, and volunteers.


As a donor: Individuals can help by providing cash donations, tack, riding equipment, horses, cleaning supplies, or other equipment. Businesses can donate cash or match funds for employee donations or volunteer time. Office equipment and donation of services is also appreciated.


As a volunteer: We depend on the support of our volunteers. Volunteers help take care of the horses, equipment, and facilities. They may also assist in the riding classes as "leaders" - whose primary responsibility is the behavior of the horse - and "sidewalkers" - whose primary responsibility is the safety of the participant. Volunteers can also support the program by providing such services as clerical assistance, fund-raising, grant writing assistance, construction, and maintenance assistance, etc.

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August 29, 2007

For Immediate Release


Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc. Receives National Accreditation


DENVER, CO  -  Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc. of Puryear, Tennessee, recently became accredited under the Premier Accredited Center Program offered by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).


NARHA requires that Premier Accredited Centers are re-visited every five years. By attaining Premier Accredited Center status through NARHA, the center has demonstrated that it is in accordance with the national standards for the therapeutic riding industry.


“By becoming a NARHA Premier Accredited Center, Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards when introducing individuals with special needs to a variety of equestrian activities,” said NARHA Executive Director, Marsha Temple. “NARHA Accreditation is a respected benchmark within the therapeutic riding industry. It demonstrates a commitment to safety and the highest professional standards.”


To become a NARHA Premier Accredited Center, a member organization must successfully pass an on-site evaluation by a trained NARHA Site Visitor. Centers are evaluated according to several standards that cover a wide range of areas such as horse management, safety equipment, quality of instruction, facility operations, volunteerism and administrative practices. These standards were developed by the NARHA membership to assure that centers follow procedures that are basic to quality equine assisted therapy and activities. NARHA Accreditation helps assist the public in selecting quality centers that provide safe equestrian services.


The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association was formed in 1969 to promote equine assisted activities for individuals with special needs. At over 700 member centers, a total of 36,000 children and adults find a sense of independence through involvement with horses. For more information about NARHA visit www.narha.org or call 800-369-RIDE. For more information about Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc., contact Jan Foy, Executive Director at (731) 782-6141 or thefoys@wk.net.

Text Box: 840 Osage Crossland Road   Puryear TN 38251    731-782-6141    |    www.hoofbeatsofhope.org