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Our Mission

CHAMP is a non-profit, volunteer driven, PATH Premier Accredited Center providing year round horse assisted activities and therapy with dignity and respect for all.

CHAMP adapts and develops programs to meet the needs of children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges. CHAMP works in partnership with other organizations to develop specialized programs.  CHAMP aspires to be a sustainable center and a leader in therapeutic horse assisted activities.

Activities for Riders of All Abilities

While CHAMP is beginning its third decade of providing horse-assisted programs for children and adults with special needs, CHAMP also offers boarding and lessons for able-bodied riders, summer camps for young riders of all abilities age 6 and up, and a variety of other fun events throughout the year.  CHAMP is located at Good Hope Farm in South Hero, Vermont.


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20th Annual Trail Ride A Success!

20th Annual Trail Ride A Success!

The 20th Annual CHAMP Trail Ride on September 10th was a huge success! Riders raised over $17,000 for the CHAMP program. WOW!  The weather was perfect, the horses were gorgeous, the volunteers made a super lunch and took care of a million details to make the day go...
Summer Riding Camp

Summer Riding Camp

Summer camp 2016 was fun!   Conducted annually in July and August, CHAMP summer camp at Good Hope Farm is for riders of all abilities. Camps are available for young riders, age 6 and up. Campers ride several CHAMP school horses each week and have two riding lessons...
TIM HAYES WORKSHOP BENEFITS CHAMP

TIM HAYES WORKSHOP BENEFITS CHAMP

Horses, participants, and auditors alike had a wonderful time on June 25th at the Tim Hayes Problem Solving Workshop at Good Hope Farm.  Tim Hayes, an internationally recognized Natural Horsemanship Clinician, explained that horses are motivated by three things...
2016 CHAMP Memorial Horse Show

2016 CHAMP Memorial Horse Show

The 5th Annual (2016) CHAMP Memorial Horse Show was a great success! The day was full of smiles as the riders demonstrated their skills for the judge while friends and family looked on. Each rider received a CHAMP medal in recognition of their good work.  Heartfelt...

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Join us! The CHAMP Spring session has begun and volunteers are needed to walk beside the riders during lessons to ensure they have a wonderful safe experience. Our highest priorities are Mondays at 2pm and Saturdays 9:30am to 3pm. We also have lessons Thursdays 9 - 12, Fridays 12 – 5, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 - 5. Come for an hour or stay for the day. Experience the joy of helping CHAMP riders while getting some exercise at the same time!
Please contact Pauline Gervais, Volunteer Coordinator at Volchamp@hotmail.com or 802-864-7253 to work out a time that fits your schedule.
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A BIG welcome to Charley and his new owners Patty and Nate. Charley is very handsome guy with a very sweet personality. Patti and Nate plan to have fun with Charley and to share him with the CHAMP program when he is ready. We are so happy for Patti and Nate and for Charley who has a joined such a great family. ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to let all our riders and friends know that CHAMP will resume a normal schedule Monday, January 22. The horses are looking forward to seeing everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to continued activities related to the house fire near the barn, lessons are cancelled at CHAMP today. Thank you again to the ongoing efforts of the fire department and to all the friends and neighbors who have rushed to help out. ... See MoreSee Less

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