Acres of Hope Farm
Looking for a fun way to volunteer your time?
Want to feel like you have made a
difference in someone’s life? Why not
volunteer at the Acres of Hope Farm
Horse Rescue facility? They have beautiful,
friendly horses and ponies that were
neglected, abused, deemed for slaughter,
or just needed a home and they all need
The volunteers at the Farm will show you how to groom the
horses, feed and water them, and muck the stalls. If you go, bring
plenty of apples and carrots to feed your new friends. They offer trail
rides, pony rides, riding lessons, and pony parties. They also have
leasing programs, and there are horses for sale.
Acres of Hope Farm is a second chance for unwanted
equines. The rescue is located down in the valley of
Bee Tree Run and is run by the mother and daughter
team of Hope Snyder and Debbi Lozzi. They have taken
an old cattle farm and turned it into a home for unwanted
equines. Many of their rescues come from the race track,
but most have been rescued from the slaughter lots.
Anyone interested in sharing in the care and dedication
that goes into these special equines is welcome to
volunteer. They are in need of helpers with horse knowledge as well
as those who are willing to learn or would like to help with the
non-horse needs of the rescue. Volunteers start as young as four
and five years old, with the average age ranging between nine and
Hope and Debbi house all of the rescues on their farm and provide care and feed for them using their own money. They do offer trail rides for a fee which is used to help in that care and feeding. When their stalls are full, they can not take in any other rescues until a horse or pony is adopted or funds are raised.
How can you help?
Acres of Hope is badly in need of blankets. All sizes are needed but Arab or size 74 seems to be what is at the top of the list right now.
For more information on trail rides, adoption, birthday parties or how you can help, visit www.acresofhopefarm.net.
Submitted by Kris Howser who volunteers with her daughters at Acres of Hope Farm
Photos by Kris Howser