Unbridled HOPE Mentor Program

We rise by lifting others


Mentor Horsemanship Program

Unbridled HOPE is our mentor horsemanship program. This program helps participants build life skills through equine facilitated learning (EFL) activities. Students in the program meet with a trained, committed mentor and horse for 24 EFLM hours over 6 months and work through a customized Individual Development Plan (IDP). Mentors are under the supervision of an EAGALA certified  Equine Specialist and Mental Health Specialist in Equine Assisted Learning.

Students participate in EFL activities, horsemanship, rhythmic riding, stable management, and equine care while building life skills in areas  of emotional awareness, healthy relationships, independence, self-regulation, self-esteem, and responsibility.

Unbridled HOPE’s Program Fees
$750.00 if paid in full or 6 monthly payments of $160.00  (save $210 when you pay in full)
*10% discount for each additional sibling

Sign Up 
If you are interested in participating, please download the Unbridled HOPE Program Application and return.  

Please mail application to:

P.O. Box 242
Rochester, IL 62563


Once we receive your application, it will be reviewed and you will receive additional information within 1-3 business days.


Student Scholarships
Thanks to our generous supporters, this year HOPE is able to underwrite session fees from the normal price of $75/EFL hour reflecting in the already offset cost! We have a Sponsorship Application that can be filled out if the remaining fee would create a financial hardship for the family. With questions, contact kwatkins@findinghoperiding.org We look forward to hearing from you!