This is Rachel Covey.

Rachel loved life.

This is Rachel Covey.

Rachel loved life.
She also loved horses.

Rachel battled with depression, but found great joy, hope, and fulfillment in teaching others how to ride and bond with horses. Rachel was passionate about helping those who were struggling by involving them in equestrian activities.

In 2012, Rachel passed away, and this was a challenging time for her family, friends, and everyone who so dearly loved her. Shortly after, many of Rachel’s friends came to her family and expressed how Rachel had literally changed their lives for the better by taking them on weekly horseback trail rides. Rachel’s family recognized the special bond that exists between a girl and a horse—a bond that can help young women overcome personal struggles and develop confidence.

 

This sparked an idea.

What if we were to carry on Rachel’s tradition of helping girls transform their lives through horses?

In January 2013, Rebecca and Sean Covey (Rachel’s parents), established Bridle Up Hope: The Rachel Covey Foundation, whose mission is to inspire hope and confidence in young women through equestrian training.  It is specifically designed for girls, ages 12-25, who may be struggling with anxiety or depression, or have experienced trauma or abuse, or have simply lost hope in life.

Today, hundreds of young women have experienced the life changing impact of Bridle Up Hope and many more continue to do so every day.

We believe that we are on the pathway to building one of the most influential charities in the world. Our end in mind is to have 1,000 locations worldwide with 100 girls going through the program at each location annually. That means impacting 100,000 girls every year.

Our Vision

Locations

Girls at Each Location Per Year

Lives Impacted Every Year

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