Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals in the Upstate of South Carolina through the power of the horse. 
May 2018
Hello Happy Hooves friends and family,

What an exciting spring we have had: finishing up our School at the Barn program, The   Happy Hooves Golf Tournament, weekly therapeutic riding lessons, as well as The Helens Hugs Run! ( For photos from the run, click here.) A big thank you to everyone who helped to make these events a success! You are improving the lives of special needs children and at risk youth in the Upstate!

The Corontzes Family (George, Lesa, Matt, Christine), Founders of Helen's Hugs, with Amy and Gary Goudelock and Helen's beloved horse, Tonka.

Helens Hugs also made a heartfelt video that tells their story and the children they support through Happy Hooves' School at the Barn program. If you take a minute to view this video, you will see the power and impact of therapeutic riding in action! 

Happy Mothers Day and we can't wait to see you soon,

Becky Sweeney,

"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.  For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." 
~ Hebrews 12:1-3

13th Annual Happy Hooves Charity 
Golf Tournament  

Thank you to all players and sponsors who participated in the 13th Annual Happy Hooves Charity Golf Tournament held on April 30 at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville, SC. The weather was perfect and it was a fun day! 

Happy Hooves is grateful to everyone who helped make this tournament a success, including Fox Run Country Club and our Long Ball Hitter Mike Byrley.  There were 14 teams and over $13,000 was raised to help children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges through the power of the horse! 

Presenting Sponsors
Carolina Acoustical
Auto Q
Cameron Construction Co.

Gold Sponsors
Campbell Tile

Bronze Sponsors
Elliott Davis
Williams Wealth Management
PCC Paper

Table & Tee Sponsors
Triangle Construction 
Hollie Forrester
Satterfield Woodworking
Palmetto Family Orthodontics

Table & Tee Sponsors con't. 
Crockett Pediatric Dentistry
Providence Wealth Advisors
Tedeschi Auto Repair
Duncan Carmichael
Michael Byrley
Fuller Consulting Engineers
BB&T Barnes Insurance Agency
Katie Schmidt

1st place team: Auto Q 
2nd place team: Advanced Door Systems  
3rd place team: PCC Paper 
Longest Putt: Gary Goudelock
Closest to the Pin: Jim Dwyer
Longest Drive: Thomas Macintosh

Please Welcome Our Newest Employee, Emily Vazquez!       

I joined Happy Hooves and Eden Farms as an intern, and prior to that, I studied psychology while working as a teacher's aide for 2 years at a school in the inner city of Milwaukee. During this time, I became interested in equine therapy as a viable option for special needs and at-risk youth.
After moving to South Carolina, I began searching for an internship that would allow me to personally observe and experience all that equine assisted therapy has to offer. I was thrilled to discover that Happy Hooves would be able to help me along in my journey! My plan is to complete my internship and, thereby, my B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University this spring, and will continue with Happy Hooves as Feeder/Caretaker/Camp Leader.
I love staying active both mentally and physically, and am happiest when I can engage in both simultaneously. Working at Eden Farms and with the Happy Hooves program has been an enormous blessing because it allows me to do that! I love how engaging every moment is and that I am constantly gaining new knowledge through meaningful interactions with my coworkers, the students, parents, and teachers who visit us every day, and even the horses! 

Read more about Emily and our other team members here!  

Save the Dates!  

7th Annual Wines & Equines Fundraiser
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Christmas at the Barn  Family Friendly Fundraiser
Sunday, December 9, 2018 

Like us? Love us? Please review us!

Your online reviews will help others find out about the horseback riding we offer here!  It's free and easy!

For Eden Farms (able-bodied riding):
Please click here to review us on Google  
Please click here to review us on Eden Farms' Facebook page

For Happy Hooves (therapeutic riding):
Please click here to review us on the Happy Hooves' Facebook page

Workplace Giving - Employee Matching Program 

Many employers also have programs designed to match their employees' charitable giving, and this is an easy way to double your impact! You can ask your employer if they have an Employee Matching Gift program and you may be surprised to find out there are many companies who offer this. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Goudelock and she will be happy to help you at  happyhoovessc@aol.com  or 864-898-0043.

Supporting us just got easier, every time you shop on AMAZON!

Every time you SHOP on Amazon, you can be donating to Happy Hooves at no extra cost to you. Just start your shopping here AmazonSmile and register Happy Hooves Inc. as your charity so all of your eligible purchases will benefit Happy Hooves!  

And, SHARE this with everyone you know! We are a 501c(3) organization and would LOVE your support!  
Friends of the Farm

Special thanks to our recent donors for making a difference in the lives of special needs children and at-risk youth through equine related therapies: 

  • Helen's Hugs
  • Dabo and Kathleen Swinney's ALL IN TEAM Foundation
  • First Presbyterian Church of Greenville
  • Cameron Construction
  • Systems Specialties
  • Pam and Robbie Cole
  • Mike and Ellen Johnson
  • Mark and Kym Klapperich                     
  • Diane Smock
  • Amy and Gary Goudelock
  • Bob and Melinda Hoover
  • Helen and Eric Graben 
  • Debra Spear 
  • Marilyn and William Jones 
  • Bob and Mary Anne Inglis
  • Dan and Monique Gillen 
  • Steven Herrara
Did You Know?

Happy Hooves has been a PATH International Premier Accredited Center since 2005. In fact, we are one of only six Premier Accredited Centers in South Carolina, and the only one in the Upstate. This accreditation is a rigorous process requiring centers to meet stringent requirements for staff, facilities, and programs. A program must be re-accredited every five years. 

Your contribution helps special needs children and adults, as well as at-risk children and teens.
Happy Hooves is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Phone: 864-898-0043               Email: happyhoovessc@aol.com

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