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Horses Help's  "Dream Big" Projects are the vision for facility improvement that will allow expansion of programs while better utilizing all areas of the 5 acre facility.  It's not a matter of "If you build it, they will come",  it's really a matter of "They're here, we better build it".

In 2014 Horses Help began the search for leadership to make the Dream Big projects become a reality.  Sigma Construction and DPA Architects were solicited to create the conceptual model for the master plan along with a menu for building in phases. The total project cost is $6 million.

In March of 2015, the board of directors selected Chip McCray, a current Board Member, to construct and lead a "Vision Team" whose job it is to focus their attention on establishing the proper relationships to solicit time, talent, in-kind materials and financing to build this Dream.

Interested in being part of our "Dream Big" Project or have questions? Contact:

Board Member Chip McCray at chip.m@horseshelp.org

Executive Director Gregg Goodman at Gregg.g@horseshelp.org

 

Here is a list of identified projects for the future: View the Mass Model here.14095 - Site Plan and Massing Model - Package - 2015-02-17

Building Project 1: Covered Arena

As you can see from the model, the covered arena will one of the epicenters of the campus.  It will extend the ride year and add additional opportunities for education and participation.


Building Project 2: Equine Science/Education Room Expansion.

Horses Help is leading educational opportunities for the industry in Equine Adaptive Activities and Therapies by hosting all National Certifications for instructors, therapists and clinicians.  In addition, established collaborative partners want to bring their classroom to the barn requiring additional classroom capacity.


Building Project 3: West House Bunkhouse Addition:

The west house will be developed into two stories as Horses Help will be adding a Bunkhouse for interns from all over the nation and the world.


Building Project 4: Improved Therapy Space and Aquatics Rehabilitation:

This area is key to serving clients year-round.  While the summer months are not suitable to use the equine partners, many clients continue to need consistent care.  The remodeled indoor space will allow clients requiring PT, OT or speech therapy to continues services or transition into an aquatics rehabilitative environment.


Sensory Trail Project 5: Interactive Sensory Application.

This area will be designed with interactive sensory features like a water feature, mapping, aromatic plants, impulsion area and noodle forest.  You have to see the plans on this one. It will take in all parts of the campus.


Go Green Solar, Rainwater Harvesting, Community Gardens project:

All building design elements have sustainability components attached to them. If you are interested in a teaching proposal for any of the projects, contact Executive Director, Gregg Goodman for more details at Gregg.g@horseshelp.org

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