The Journey So Far – Stage 1
Hope Rising Farm began in 2012 becoming a Charitable Trust in 2013 and is based in Ngaruawahia.
Consistent feedback, tells us that what we are doing is making a difference in young lives and we have organisations keen to bring participants. We have worked hard to foster connections with community schools, welfare organisations, individuals, our local councilors, foster care organisations and are anticipating wonderful things ahead!
Into the Future - Stage 2
Our foundations are established and now we need a new farm to allow for growth and suitable facilities if we are to reach more youth and to implement our other life-changing programmes.
To fulfill Stage 2 of our exciting vision, there are 2 areas we want to address;
Move to a new permanent home
Geographically, we want to work within our target community and within acceptable traveling distance from schools etc; primarily Ngaruawahia, Taupiri and Huntly. At present we do not have the funds to purchase a farm but are open to offers of help!
Support what we do with additional services
Having vulnerable students working with our horses is really a small part of larger issues to do with family life and surrounding culture. Students go home to the same environment, so we see the need for wrap-around services to help them AND their families to re frame their situations and provide some tools, hope, and resources to assist in their lives. These would be added in over the next few years.
Equine Studies (accredited for use by schools), small Riding School, Life Coaching, Adult & Children’s Literacy Skills, Art Therapy, Resilience Skills, Time Out With Horses for Women. Where appropriate and suitable we will access current providers of these in the community. We also anticipate running Empower for Women in our new home. This is a six-day workshop especially written for Hope Rising Farm Trust using our horses and is for women who have been physically, emotionally, and mentally abused. The need in our targeted area is significant and we anticipate many lives changed through this unique programme.
“Amazing morning, thank you for the great day. Can’t wait to come back again.”
Time Out with Horses student, 15 yrs.