Happiness Through Horses would like to invite you to participate in our capital campaign
This campaign will raise funds to assist kids and families first, horses second and third,complete the happiness barn and facility located at the Happiness Ranch in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Completing the building will not only help safely shelter our horses during cold, windy and hot weather, it will give the children and families a place for healing and fun activities. This will allow HTH to increase programming which allows us to make a larger community impact.
Listed are some projects to be completed:
- Insulate, drywall and furnish Office, Classroom, Bathroom & Tack room
- Complete stalls and runs
- Septic system and running water for bathroom and automatic water’s
- Set up outdoor arena for classes,sessions and clinics
Our Mission is to heal the hearts of struggling youth through bonding with horses.
Teaching mental and physical wellbeing through strong self-leadership skills in our youth using equine assisted learning activities,which leads to stronger and healthier communities.
- Campaign to run through next spring (1 year)
- Landing page & thermometer on website
- Looking for matching sponsorships
- Donations & sponsorships over $1000 will have a place on our barn sponsor wall and website.
Actress Goldie Hawn recently said in a op-ed published that COVID-19 policies and general effects from the pandemic have created great trauma in our children, whom we’ve “failed.” ‘Today,we are in the midst of a national trauma that could very well surpass 9/11and approach the heightened terror of the Cold War years,” Hawn wrote at USA Today.” The COVID era has changed our children’s lives in far more real,tangible ways -social distancing, school closures, daily mask use.
Kim Swaney and her husband have recently been blessed with purchasing a 40 acre property. 15+ acres of this property is being dedicated to Happiness Through Horses and programming that serves the public. Recently an 8 stall barn has been erected with attached space for an office, classroom, restroom and tack room. At this time the space is a shell and the interior needs to be completed. Once this space is completed, we will be able to expand programming during cold winter and hot summer months. We will also be able to invite outside healers and therapists to work alongside our herd of healers. This will help us fulfill our goals to reach more kids and make a bigger impact in our communities. We believe stronger mental health in our younger population leads to stronger communities. We would like to have this capacity building project completed by the spring of 2023