Mission: Helping People with Life Challenges Through Outreach and Interactions with Animals and Nature
PHYLLIS FRANK VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Barb Johnston, who is the winner of the 2021 Phyllis Frank Volunteer of the Year, as presented by the Nashville Coalition for the Homeless, for her dedicated work in our homeless outreach program!
We are humbled and proud to have been chosen as Best Nonprofit in Cheatham County in the 2018 Main Street Awards, as chosen by readers of the Cheatham County Exchange!
NEWS FLASH: We were a finalist for Best Nonprofit in Cheatham County in the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Main Street Awards!
CHEATHAM COUNTY FAIR
We won more than a dozen awards at the 2018, 2019, and 2021 Cheatham County Fair
1st place: Red sweet peppers
1st place: Yellow straight-neck squash
1st place: Salad or ketchup tomatoes
1st place: Yellow tomatoes
1st place: Small color photo, animal
1st place: Recycled item
Thanks to all our volunteers who helped in our garden, and in our arts & crafts area, to make this happen!
Our float won 2nd place in the 2017 Ashland City Christmas Parade. We are so proud, as it was designed and worked on by volunteers and participants alike.
Then, in 2018, we won the trophy for the Mayor's Choice award! Thank you Ashland City!
EQUINE OF THE YEAR!
Yippee! Our flagship therapy horse, Tessie, a 2001 Belgian/Quarter Horse cross has been chosen by PATH International as the 2017 Region 5 Equine of the Year! Tessie helps teach people life and riding skills and works with beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants.
ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
A huge round of applause to Robert Light, who was chosen as the PATH International 2017 Region 5 Volunteer of the Year. Robert is our go-to guy for plumbing issues, barn repairs, special events, tree trimming, and so much more. Congratulations, Robert!
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR!
Congratulations to Kim Light, PATH Region V 2015 Volunteer of the Year! We are so proud of Kim! She is our go-to instructor at our farm facility and we could not get along without her. We are so pleased that she has been recognized by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) as one of eleven special volunteers world-wide. Let's all give Kim a huge round of cyber applause!
OUR VIDEO IS A WINNER!
Color us excited! Our 2016 promotional video won an honorable mention award from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. We had a lot of fun filming it. Special thanks to alternative music artist Trevor McShane for allowing us to use his song, and also for making a special appearance in the video. To view our epic production, click here.
Our video was also chosen as the 2016 winning video at the PATH International conference and awards.
We are so thrilled to have been chosen as Parade magazine's 2016 Tennessee Hometown Hero. There were many deserving people and organizations an we were honored to have been chosen!