About Us

Horses for Hope is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003.  It is the result of one lady’s desire to use horses to help those with special needs.  After growing up with a mother with Multiple Sclerosis, Gwen Roberts was acutely aware of the emotional and financial challenges associated with a special needs family member.  Gwen started riding horses at eighteen months old and has never stopped.  After the passing of both of her parents, Gwen put her desire in motion to help those with special needs.  With a lifetime of horse experience she knew what incredible animals horses are and decided to start using horses to help people.  This desire to help people along with the help of Dawn Guenot, Gwen’s best riding buddy, led to the birth of Horses for Hope.  To read Gwen’s full story click here.