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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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Essex Cinemas, represented by Jessica Edelmann, presents CHAMP with a check for $4563. The money was raised through an exclusive showing of HARRY AND SNOWMAN to benefit CHAMP. Thank you so much Essex Cinemas !!! And thanks to all the CHAMP supporters and animal lovers who went to see this special movie about a rescued horse and his extraordinary bond with his trainer. CHAMP provides a meaningful second career for many wonderful horses (like Currant in the photo), and an opportunity for CHAMP riders (like Nate to the right of Currant) to experience that magic bond firsthand. ... See MoreSee Less

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SUPPORT CHAMP! SHOP AT AMAZONSMILE! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 1/2% of the price of your eligible purchases to CHAMP if you shop on AmazonSmile and designate the CHAMPLAIN ADAPTIVE RIDING...

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SUPPORT CHAMP! SHOP AT AMAZONSMILE!
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 1/2% of the price of your eligible purchases to CHAMP if you shop on AmazonSmile and designate the CHAMPLAIN ADAPTIVE RIDING PROGRAM to receive donations. AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon.com and offers the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. Donations are made at no cost to you!
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com. Select CHAMPLAIN ADAPTIVE RIDING PROGRAM to receive donations before you begin shopping.
Thank you for your continued support of CHAMP. To learn more about the program visit the AmazonSmile website.
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The Arrowhead Eagles, represented by Gary Estes and Kevin Steady, present CHAMP with a check for $2000 raised by the golf tournament they organized at the Alburg Country Club in August to benefit CHAMP. Thank you Eagles for this donation! ... See MoreSee Less

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Harry and Snowman HELD OVER through November 4th at Essex Cinemas! This extraordinary story of a broken down horse saved from slaughter who went on to become the most famous horse of his time has achieved a 90% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.8/10 rating on IMDb. This exclusive showing benefits CHAMP (Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program), one of the oldest therapeutic riding programs in Vermont.
See the trailer: www.essexcinemas.com/essex-cinemas-harry-and-snowman. Tickets available online and at the door.
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