Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding

Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding Non-profit, therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults. To volunteer or participate contact: [email protected]
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Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc (Circle of Hope) is a nationally accredited non-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to encouraging the physical and mental development of children and adults with developmental, psychological, or physical disabilities. Circle of Hope's equine-facilitated approach incorporates cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and physical goals to increase self-confidence, self-esteem, physical independence, and social awareness.

Trivia Tuesday: How many horse years equal one human year?We've likely all heard a different version of this one, and it...
05/12/2020

Trivia Tuesday: How many horse years equal one human year?

We've likely all heard a different version of this one, and it's easy to confuse with the comparisons to dogs and cats. Here are two of the most accurate horse/human age calculators:

a. For a rough conversion of a horse's age to human years, multiply the horse's age by 2.2. Example: "Dobbin" is 15 years old. 15 x 2.2 = 33 years old (in people terms).

b. Another age calculation sometimes used is counting the horse's first year equal to 10 human years, and every year after that as 2 human years. Example: 15-year-old "Dobbin" = (1 x 10) + (14 x 2) = 10 + 28 = 38 (in people terms).

Brought to you by PATH International
https://www.pathintl.org/resources-education/publications/63-resources/resources-landing-page/756-trivia

While our sessions have been canceled, our horses still need to be taken care of. Please consider making a donation duri...
05/08/2020

While our sessions have been canceled, our horses still need to be taken care of. Please consider making a donation during these difficult times.

Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

Looking to Volunteer? While we aren't holding sessions, we would love to work with volunteers willing to help us virtual...
05/06/2020

Looking to Volunteer?

While we aren't holding sessions, we would love to work with volunteers willing to help us virtually. If you have a knack for grant writing, social media, website development, virtual fundraising etc. we would love to hear from you!

Today, our community will come together for Giving Tuesday. The health emergency has given even more meaning to Giving T...
05/05/2020

Today, our community will come together for Giving Tuesday. The health emergency has given even more meaning to Giving Tuesday to support Circle of Hope. Our work has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We at Circle of Hope are asking for your support on this emergency giving day. Help us continue our work, serving individuals with disabilities (children and adults) who rely on our services. Please consider a gift, but more importantly, please be safe, and healthy!

Thankful Thursday: Today we want to take a second to thank all of our wonderful followers, supporters, and volunteers. Y...
04/30/2020

Thankful Thursday:
Today we want to take a second to thank all of our wonderful followers, supporters, and volunteers. You make our program possible. We can't wait to see everyone again soon!

Trivia Tuesday: Why is that horse smiling at me? The flehmen posture (also called the flehmen position, the flehmen resp...
04/28/2020

Trivia Tuesday: Why is that horse smiling at me?

The flehmen posture (also called the flehmen position, the flehmen response, and other similar names) is a posture sometimes exhibited by mammals, including horses, when they encounter an interesting or stimulating scent (including the pheromones given off by other mammals). The flehmen posture is characterized by a raised, extended neck and head, along with a raising and curling of the upper lip, usually exposing some upper teeth.

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04/18/2020
The Mighty

The Mighty

“Autism doesn’t come with an instruction guide. It comes with a family who will never give up.” – I’m Dr. Kerry Magro and I was nonverbal till 2.5 and diagnosed with autism when I was 4. Experts said I’d be lucky to graduate from high school. Last May I received my doctorate and have a full-time job as a professional speaker and author traveling around the globe. My nonprofit KFM Making A Difference/Kerry's Autism Journey that I started in 2011 has also promoted disability advocacy and provided 68 scholarships for students with autism to go to college. April is World Autism Month and I’m so excited to be here with all of you!

03/13/2020

SESSIONS CANCELED! Please read the update below from our board:

In light of the new guidance and decisions made by Governor Larry Hogan, and the fact that all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will close and will remain closed through Friday, March 27, we at Circle of Hope have decided to follow these policies and cancel activities and sessions. Health officials have determined that these closures and cancellations are a necessary and effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff remain our top priority. Please continue to take preventive measures and look out for each other. We encourage you to follow the guidance of federal, state and local health officials.

Our former volunteer and my good friend passed away early yesterday morning.  She was a retired labor and delivery nurse...
01/16/2020

Our former volunteer and my good friend passed away early yesterday morning. She was a retired labor and delivery nurse, a devoted volunteer and a wonderful and kind lady. Rest in Peace, Susan Moon!

Thank you Mary Gwinner.  Very good post!
10/28/2019

Thank you Mary Gwinner. Very good post!

10/02/2019
09/04/2019

SAVEVTHE DATE:

Circle of Hope Fundraiser at Flying Dog Brewery's Tasting Room. Saturday 21 September from 5 - 8 PM.

Join Flying Dog Brewery and Roasthouse Pub as they raise money for Circle of Hope - a nonprofit that focuses on encouraging the physical and mental development for all ages through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Donate $20 at the door and enjoy unlimited samples, light snacks, and live music from Bad Influence.

Please note that no one under the age of 21, including babies and small children, is allowed in the brewery.

08/14/2019

We passed our site visit today with a perfect 100% score. We are a PATH International accredited center for the next 5 years! A HUGE thank you to all of our reliable, hard working volunteers for helping, both today and during the past several weeks! We did it!

08/04/2019

I would like to give Gabriel, Hilary, Jennifer, Sharon, Andrea and Megan a HUGE THANK YOU for the very long and very dirty work done yesterday (3 August). The massive Tack Room clean up was an enormous effort! Everything looks amazing! Thank you so much!

We're excited to be holding our very first online pet photo contest! The TOP PHOTOS WITH THE MOST VOTES will be used to ...
07/15/2019

We're excited to be holding our very first online pet photo contest! The TOP PHOTOS WITH THE MOST VOTES will be used to created postcards or greeting cards. Enter today, vote for your favorites, and share the contest link with your friends and family! https://www.gogophotocontest.com/chtr

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1...
07/15/2019

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1994281 and AmazonSmile donates to Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

Spend the afternoon drinking wine and supporting a great cause! Join us for our wine tasting fundraiser event at Lingano...
07/13/2019

Spend the afternoon drinking wine and supporting a great cause! Join us for our wine tasting fundraiser event at Linganore Winery in Mt Airy.

Sunday July 14th 1PM - 5PM

Puparazzi Photo Contest Coming soon! The contest opens on Monday July 15th.
07/12/2019

Puparazzi Photo Contest Coming soon!
The contest opens on Monday July 15th.

Don't Forget about our wine tasting event going on this weekend at Linganore Winery! Sunday July 14th 1PM - 5PM
07/10/2019

Don't Forget about our wine tasting event going on this weekend at Linganore Winery!

Sunday July 14th 1PM - 5PM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The June NIH Field Trip is going to be Wednesday June 26th.   A group of about 20 - 30 people are com...
06/14/2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The June NIH Field Trip is going to be Wednesday June 26th. A group of about 20 - 30 people are coming out for a "farm experience." They will ride, decorate horseshoes, make horse salad, and groom. We will begin setting up around 2:30 PM. We will need to groom and tack our horses, set up the tents, set up tables and chairs, and set up activity stations. Dinner will be included for everyone (participants and volunteers!!!) Cleanup usually takes about 45 minutes.

Please let us know if you are available!

Don't Forget about Fathers Day! (Sunday June 16th)Search Amazon Smile for the perfect Gift for Dad, plus support Circle ...
06/11/2019

Don't Forget about Fathers Day! (Sunday June 16th)

Search Amazon Smile for the perfect Gift for Dad, plus support Circle of Hope in the process. Visit smile.amazon.com and set Circle of Hope as your designated non-profit.

Brookdale Potomac
06/10/2019

Brookdale Potomac

Thank you to Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding for hosting yet another great event at their farm. The residents in Clare Bridge and Assisted Living had a wonderful time with the horses and donkeys.

I’m in!
06/08/2019

I’m in!

Me!! Pick me!

The Poolesville Big Flea is this weekend! Don't miss some out on a perfect find. See you there! Saturday June 8th 8am - ...
06/06/2019

The Poolesville Big Flea is this weekend! Don't miss some out on a perfect find. See you there!

Saturday June 8th 8am - 2pm

We have many events scheduled for this year. If you would like to help plan some of these events or have ideas for new e...
06/03/2019

We have many events scheduled for this year. If you would like to help plan some of these events or have ideas for new events please reach out to us!

We would love to hear from you and get you involved in our event planning committee.

Don't forget about our Wine Tasting Fundraiser this weekend!
05/31/2019

Don't forget about our Wine Tasting Fundraiser this weekend!

Volunteers Needed!! Are you able to help at our flea market booth? We need volunteers to help sell the wonderful items w...
05/30/2019

Volunteers Needed!!

Are you able to help at our flea market booth? We need volunteers to help sell the wonderful items we have had donated. Great Opportunity for for High School Service Learning Hours. If you know anyone who might be interested - please share.

Saturday June 8th 7:30 am - 3:00 pm (can sign up for a smaller time block if you are not available all day)

Volunteers Needed!!Brookdale Senior Living will be visiting the farm with a group of Seniors from the Alzheimer & Dement...
05/28/2019

Volunteers Needed!!

Brookdale Senior Living will be visiting the farm with a group of Seniors from the Alzheimer & Dementia assisted living program. Activities for the visit include grooming and playing with the donkeys. Please let us know if you are available to help.

Wednesday June 5th 10:15 am - 1:30 pm

Address

22500 W Harris Rd
Barnesville, MD
20838

General information

To support our program you can Purchase Walk on Papa http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QVC2TVE visit this blog: http://circleofhopetheapeuticriding.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-healing-power-of-horses.html Donate using Amazon Smile Sponsor a horse, a rider, or a class. For more info visit the website www.chtr.org or contact [email protected]

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