Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China

by HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment)
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China
Support Therapeutic Riding for disabled in China

Project Report | Apr 8, 2024
HOPE 2023 Annual Report

By Lucia Zhou | Program Director

High Five
High Five

HOPE 2023 Annual Report

Service

In 2023, HOPE’s Therapeutic Horsemanship program served a total of 81 participants, including 48 children and 33 adults with special needs, providing a total of 1,286 hours of service.

  • Therapeutic Riding Lessons: HOPE served 29 participants, Monday through Friday in weekly therapeutic riding lessons, providing a total of 470 hours throughout the year.
  • Prevocational Program: HOPE provided long-term services to 2 families and 13 individuals in Nuan Xin Household accumulating 339 hours throughout the year.
  • Summer Camp: HOPE organized the 9th therapeutic horsemanship summer camp for children with special needs that included participants from across the nation, providing a total of 304 hours of service.
  • Integration Events: Throughout the year, a total of 9 inclusive activities of varying scales were organized with the participation of 65 families, accumulating 174 hours of service.

Volunteer Participation

Throughout the year, a total of 302 volunteers actively participated in our programs and activities. This number includes 105 individuals who attended training as new volunteers. The cumulative volunteer hours for the entire year reached an impressive 6,775 hours. In addition, the organization connected with and established clubs with six international schools. These clubs extend their services to the surrounding communities, assisting HOPE in the organization of inclusive volunteer services and fundraising events.

Instructor Training and Development

In June 2023, the HOPE local coaching team completed continuing education training to enhance their skill sets. In September, a significant portion of the course was successfully transitioned to a small group format, an adjustment that not only increased course efficiency but also enhanced both the enjoyment and effectiveness of the sessions. Additionally, the team worked to develop a progress tracking system centered around "participant capabilities," where volunteers and parents are provided with a more intuitive understanding of each student's progress.

Public Lectures

Two online public lectures were conducted for student groups and individuals from various backgrounds. These lectures aimed to increase awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and highlight the therapeutic effects of equine assisted services. Additionally, eight seminars were organized for parents featuring experts in pediatric Chinese medicine massage and self-care. In total 150 participants attended these learning opportunities.

Special Honors

Throughout 2023, we were honored to have received the following prestigious accolades:

  1. First Prize in the 3rd New Era Civilization Practice Volunteer Service Competition in Shunyi District.
  2. Exemplary Program in the Capital Volunteer Service of Social Entrepreneurship Competition.
  3. Silver Award in the 6th China Youth Volunteer Service of Social Entrepreneurship Competition.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the Shunyi District Volunteer Federation, the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League, and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League for their unwavering support and recognition!

Utilization of Funding

In 2023, the total income from donations amounted to ¥1,217,719.14. This funding was sourced from public donations and platform matching funds provided by Tencent, support from enterprises and foundations, offline activities, donations from international schools and the community, as well as income from courses and training.

Total expenditure of funds reached ¥1,067,978.51, covering expenses such as the care and boarding of five horses, remuneration for ten core members, management of over 300 volunteers, activity costs, and administrative expenses .

Executive Team

The core team comprises a total of 10 individuals, including full-time and part-time staff, as well as key volunteers. Among them, there is one PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI), two coaches with CAE1 certification from the French Equestrian Association, and two coaches with Junior Equestrian Coach certification from the Beijing Equestrian Association.

The team also includes six equine partners who contribute through full-time, retired, or "volunteer" roles: Muer, Tanke, Heishan, Daxi, Dabao, Xiwu Froni.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all compassionate individuals and organizations. It is through each one of your contributions that HOPE can continue providing services. A special thanks to all the families of HOPE students; your trust provides us the opportunity to serve these wonderful children.

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Dec 22, 2023
HOPE Receives National Recognition

By Priscilla Lightsey | Founder

Nov 9, 2023
HOPE is a 2023 Chi Fan for Charity Recipient

By Amy Tripson | HOPE Consultant

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HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment)

Location: Austin, TX - USA
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Priscilla Lightsey
Austin , TX United States

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