Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs designed for?

The Signature Riding Program is specifically designed for young women, ages 12-25, who may be struggling with anxiety or depression, or have experienced trauma or abuse, or have simply lost hope in life.

While Bridle Up Hope is mainly focused on helping young women, women over 26 years old can experience Bridle Up Hope through the Sponsor Riding Program, which allows you to take riding lessons while at the same time sponsoring a young girl in the program.

What is your program availability?

There is consistent demand for the Bridle Up Hope programs, and we generally have a waiting list. However, we encourage you to apply whenever you are in need of the Bridle Up Hope program. Over time, we hope to expand our program capacity and accomodate many more girls each year.

Can boys participate in Bridle Up Hope?

No, the Bridle Up Hope programs are specifically designed for girls. However, there may be opportunities to participate in service projects at the facility (e.g., Eagle Scout Projects).

How can I become a volunteer at Bridle Up Hope?

We would love to have you help out at the barn! In order to be a volunteer at Bridle Up Hope, you must first be accepted into the program. Once in the program, you commit to volunteering at the barn one hour per week. There is always something to be done at the barn, so feel free to volunteer as much as you would like during the scheduled volunteer hours. After you graduate from the program, we would love to have you stay involved in volunteering opportunities at the barn.

Additionally, there may be opportunities for those not in the program to participate in service projects at the facility (e.g., Eagle Scout Projects). Send us an email if you are interested in a service project.

Where do the programs take place?

Bridle Up Hope is located in Alpine, Utah on a beautiful 10-acre facility.

Does it cost me anything to participate?
The cost per rider for this incredible experience is $2,000.00. Thanks to generous donors covering a portion of the expenses, families of riders are only responsible for the remaining $1,300 for the 13-week program. Scholarships may be available and are awarded based on financial need.
Do I need to have prior horse experience to participate?
No, you don’t need to have any prior experience with horses. Our amazing instructors will teach you everything you need to know.
What should I wear to my riding lessons?

For the comfort of the rider, please wear long pants and riding boots (boots are provided at the barn if you don’t have them).

Helmets must be worn and are provided at the barn. In the wintertime, bring a jacket, hat, and gloves, and dress in layers.

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