Chuck Feighner

Chuck Feighner

Chuck Feighner is a Centre County native with 18 years of experience in the Equine industry. He has ridden horses his entire life. His passion for horses quickly turned into a business of shoeing, training, lessons and equine dentistry. He has spent years traveling all over the country working closely with several world renowned Trainers and Instructors. He currently manages Mary's Acres Equestrian Centre in Bellefonte, that offers boarding, training and lessons. He also travels to clients locations to train and give lessons. Chuck's parents were Foster Parents and Fresh Air Hosts. He grew up helping many foster children. In 2011 he began working with Horses of Hope and in 2012 he became a certified PATH Instructor and began helping those in need with the healing power of Equine Therapeutic Riding.

 

Kim Roush

Kim Roush

Kim Roush has been riding and working with horses since she was 10 (and we won't say how many years ago that was...). Kim has a heart for riding and teaching others to ride. At one point in her life she worked in group homes with the developmentally disabled and simultaneously worked with some of the same clients as a certified therapeutic riding instructor. Kim enjoys working with the wonderful participants, volunteers and horses at Horses of Hope!

 

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Chris Hepp

Help us Welcome Chris Hepp to the Horses of Hope family.  Chris is well on her way to becoming a PATH Certified Riding Instructor with HoH and recently completed a PATH Certification workshop in CT.  Chris volunteered at HOH 12 years ago for 2 summers.  She is a grandma and happily retired.   

Chris has owned horses for years and taken several clinics back and has followed Buck Brannaman’s techniques.  If you ask Chris, she will tell you she has had the greatest horse of all time, Jackson.  Chris has known Jackson since he was 6 months old. Chris donated her well trained horse to our Program last summer in hopes he could help other horse people learn to ride.  Chris wants Jackson to be a member of the team with this one thought – “If one horse like Jackson, can make more people, than just myself, happy and feel good, then he is worth everything”. 

Chris feels blessed enough to possibly make a difference in some lives with a great program, great people and lovely horses.   “I have had horses for years and have always been educating myself on the best possible way to have a relationship with horses and keep them healthy and in a good mind set while riding.   I try and do what is right for the horse which has never failed me. I’ve studied Buck Brannaman for years and followed his teachings which have really worked for me. I love the Lord and have strong faith that carries me through any adversity I’ve ever faced in my life. God led my horse to you which led me to HoH”.