Lucia teaching lessons
Dear HOPE Supporters,
Time flies when you’re busy and having fun. The HOPE Team has been working hard running lessons, promoting HOPE throughout the community, and organizing fundraising and outreach events. Keep reading to find out even more about what has been happening in Shunyi!
The HOPE Team continued to work on their Instructor Training and Lucia, our Program Department Manager passed the first stage of her PATH Intl. Certified Instructor Application! Congratulations Lucia! This fall she will take a written test. We are so proud of her hard work and perseverance! Lucia has been studying each week with our Program Director and our Instructor in Training as well as giving lessons.
To further enhance our program, Dr. Lightsey presented a multi-week course covering aspects of Hippotherapy, providing an overview for our intern, volunteers, and staff on working with individuals with physical disabilities.
The Lesson Program has been running smoothly and recently, three HOPE participants participated in a show organized by Dong Fang Ma Hui. It was a wonderful opportunity for our participants to show off their skills and hard work and to educate the community about HOPE. Our participants had a wonderful time and did a great job in each of their classes. The entire HOPE team did a super job!
This past Friday, months of hard work and planning paid off when HOPE and held a concert in the indoor arena of the Happy Pony Stable. With dozens of attendees and wonderful music, it was an evening to remember.
As you can see, the team has been hard at work sharing their love and dedication to HOPE with everyone around them. We remain deeply thankful to Dong Fang Ma Hui – Oriental Equestrian Club for always welcoming HOPE with open arms in all that we do.
Our next update will bring news of our upcoming Summer Camps and plans for additional HOPE educational offerings.
Thank you for your support, dedication, and encouragement!
The HOPE Team
Excited for the Horse Show