Volunteer Spotlight

Thank You Grace!

This month’s spotlight is being directed toward our Grace Fowler. If you have had the amazing opportunity to meet Grace, you will know firsthand how much she cares about everyone she comes into contact with.

Grace has been volunteering for us since May 2021. Before Grace started volunteering with us, she would take private lessons, so when she began, she pretty much knew her way around the HHEAL barn. 


One thing Grace says that she learned during her time volunteering with us is that there is a lot of maintenance when it comes to horses and that every client is different despite having similar needs. 


Grace is hopeful that volunteering with us will bring her closer to her career goals, one of which is to work more with animals in her future. 


While Grace is leaving to go to college, we are still sad to see her leave, and we know that she will do a fantastic job with whatever path she chooses!! You will always be welcome here, and we hope you see HHEAL as a second home; we hope to see you again soon!!! Good luck in college!! We miss you, Grace!!!!

Our snowbird, Diane, joined the HHEAL family in December 2021. Since then, she has been working hard to help bring every one of our riders joy and happiness during sessions. Before Diane began volunteering at HHEAL, she volunteered at two other Therapeutic Riding Centers in Ohio for over 20 years!! One thing Diane says she has learned from HHEAL is that there are many ways to run a Therapy barn and help people with disabilities. People may be surprised to know that Diane was a custom window treatment decorator for 24 years. When she is not helping us at HHEAL, she spends time water skiing with her husband and walking their three fur babies: Rae, Portia, and George.

When looking to the future, Diane says that she looks forward to “watching the Heartland program grow and continue to improve.”  We can’t wait to watch this happen as well, and we are thrilled to have you with us each step of the way!!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication!!

Check Out Our Amazing Volunteers…


This month’s spotlight is being directed toward our Grace Fowler. If you have had the amazing opportunity to meet Grace, you will know firsthand how

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This month’s Volunteer Spotlight has been with us since August 2021. Pam used to be an instructor and barn manager at another facility in Oklahoma,

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Our spotlight volunteer for this month has been around since May 2019! Joan Walker will always be found here at the barn on Tuesdays. When

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If you come to the barn in the winter months, you are sure to see one of our amazing snowbirds hard at work, Gaylord Coston.

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When meeting Kevin, he will always keep you laughing, which is why it is incredible to find out that he is actually a shy person

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“One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was walking through the gate of Heartland Horses.” ~Gail Trepicone~ Gail Trepicone has been a volunteer with

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If you frequent the barn any Wednesday evening, then you are sure to have run into Hannah. Hannah started volunteering in July 2021. Hannah is

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If you are at the barn just about any day of the week you have probably already met Veronica. Since she started volunteering in April

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