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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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As you may have heard, there was a fire tonight at Ann Zolotoff's house across the parking lot from the CHAMP barn. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Ann. The CHAMP barn and horses are all OK and we thank all of the friends and neighbors who came so quickly to help. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sam Finnefrock and the staff from Bluebird Barbecue present a $460 check for CHAMP to Board President Mary Willmuth. The money was raised on Bluebird Community Night October 19th. Thank you Bluebird Barbecue!
It was such a fun night for all who attended. Great food, wonderful warm and friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere. If you haven't been there, stop by for dinner and give it a try! Bluebird Barbecue, located at 317 Riverside Avenue in Burlington, is open 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm every day except Monday.
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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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