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POSITIVELY

Changing Lives.. 

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We help people to develop a range of skills so they can better manage life’s challenges, difficulties and painful situations.

Our programmes are unique, using a formula of horses, farm activities and mentors. 

 

This approach provides an overall sense of emotional calmness, the horses are our jewel, they communicate with us so gently creating an overall relationship of confidence and trust.  Allowing participants to be in an energy mindset where they can learn new skills and are confident to try new techniques.

 

Skills include a range of social, emotional, and practical characteristics that are transferrable to everyday life, helping people better cope and thrive either in school, with family, at work and in our communities.

An alternative educational approach to help children and adults have the necessary skills to navigate life's challenges, difficulties and painful situations.
 

Our Successful Formula

1.HORSES

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1. Our Horses

They are instrumental to the whole programme; they know and hear what is not spoken.

When we interact with them, they respond and project back to us our emotions and behaviours. They do this in such an honest and non-judgemental way that it is readily received by participants.

They can then practice other methods/skills and the horse is further empowering because they provide strong confirmation and participants see immediately the affect, and power it gives them, by changing their actions and attitudes.

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2. Our Farm

 

Provides a beautiful peaceful, safe haven, conducive to learning; a very different space to that of traditional therapeutic premises.

 

Allowing new skills to be practiced  'hands ons' and in a relaxed fun way. Connecting to the Whenua (land) can be important for people and helps them find their identity. 

Farm tasks and adventures assist in the development of practical and life skills, showing that what is being taught by the horse is transferrable and can be applied to help people at school and be work ready to help find employment.

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3. Our Mentors

Provide an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement, where there is no judgement or testing.

 

Programmes are designed to feel very different to educational facilities, the workplace or conventional therapy/counselling, and sessions.

Mentors provide support and teaching points during activities, functioning as a role model. They are strengths focused, encouraging participants to try new approaches.

 

Challenges are opportunities to learn and grow. All programmes are client led focussing on their requirements.

 

Key skills so we can respond better to situations in the here and now, make better choices and live a life full of hope and purpose.

Self Esteem

Confidence in your own worth and abilities. Self-respect

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Manage Emotions

Having skills and techniques to use when things becoming overwhelming

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Resilence

Having skills and techniques to recover quickly from difficult situations 

Communication

Ability to communicate well and using non verbal communication techniques

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Problem Solving

Ability of finding solutions, and alternative ways to achieve an outcome

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Practical Skills

Ability to follow precise instructions and follow a process and repeat a skill

Team Work

Being a team player working together to achieve a common goal

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Leadership

Leading, motivating and inspiring a group of people to achieve a goal 

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Interpersonal 

Ability to communicate and interact well with other people

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Supporters

We are extremely grateful to our incredible supporters who encouraged and supported us. Thankyou so much.

Read Hope Rising Farms vision, purpose and the need in Waikato to help our community

We rely heavily on funding. Horses and farms are expensive. Please give what you can

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Who can benefit

 Our charitable Trust was established to support Children, Youth and Women who are vulnerable in our community.
However, our facilities are fantastic for all to come and enjoy and learn.
Our horse educational programmes are excellent for those wanting to learn a range of life skills.

 

Social Services
Teachers
Carers
Parents

refer children and adults who are:


 

 MAKING POOR FRIEND CHOICES
MAKING POOR HEALTH CHOICES

WITHDRAWING FROM SOCIETY
SUFFERING FROM A TRAUMA
DEPRESSED OR ANXI

OVERWHELMED
STRUGGLING AT SCHOOL





 

Parents 
Kids mad about ponies

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SCHOOL HOLDIAY PROGRAMS
OUTDOOR FUN
FARM ADVENTURES
HORSE CARE
PONY GAMES
RIDING

 

Corporate
Business
Retail
Farms

RANGE OF TAILORED SESSIONS
ANNUAL TEAM OUTING

FUN TEAM BUILDING
TEAM BUILDING DYNAMIC
SKILLS TRAINING

Communication

Problem solving

Leadership

Current News

16th December 2023 - We are running a sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings TeRapa. Come and say hello and enjoy a hot dog and yummy baking.
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Benji makes a surprised guest appearance 

The team surprised Rachal ahead of our 10-year celebration by bringing Benji back to the farm for the weekend celebration. Benji was the first pony that started Hope Rising Farm so very fitting that he should be there. Benji retired over a year ago and is living the best life in Tauranga, totally spoilt and loving his new family and beach walks/swims. He was delighted to see Rachel giving her a little whinny when he heard her voice, and his old friends were all over him saying hello. Benji did a fabulous job welcoming all our guests to the celebration.

10 year Celebration

Head over to our media blog and catch up on all the celebration news. It was a fun packed evening.

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