H.O.P.E. Therapeutic Horsemanship Program Brings In the New Year with a Party


CULLMAN – H.O.P.E. (Horses Offering People Encouragement) is a therapeutic horsemanship program for people with special needs.  On December 31, 2014 they will host a New Year’s Eve party at The Top of The Town. Tickets for the event are $100 per couple, $75 for individuals. H.O.P.E. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

“We served 21 children this year and it has been amazing to see what this activity means to their development,” explained Missy Blaylock, H.O.P.E. board member, committee member and volunteer.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature loads of fun, tons of delicious food and a variety of great music. Those interested in attending must RSVP by mailing their contribution to H.O.P.E. at P. O. Box 625, Cullman, AL 35056, by email to Hope@HopeHorses.org or by calling 256-708-4068. If you are interested in attending the celebration, the good folks at H.O.P.E. request that you respond as soon as possible in order to help with planning for food.

The proceeds from the party will go to help establish scholarships for those individuals in need of financial assistance in paying for their lessons, as well as for the care of H.O.P.E.’s specially selected horses. The lessons are $25 and are given in eight-week sessions. For more information about H.O.P.E., visit the website at www.hopehorses.org.

“Many of our participants are on scholarship and need financial assistance. This party is one way people can help provide scholarships and also enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship as we close out the year,” explained Liz St. John, board member and party committee member who also volunteers during lessons.