Harmony In Hooves Wins $50k Grand Prize

Photo of Cappuccino Cadillac, Courtesy of Harmony In Hooves

This morning, I had the pleasure of calling Shana from Harmony In Hooves to let her know that she was the Grand Prize winner from our Jan-Mar Love A Local Business grant competition.  Shana was the winner of our $25k grant for April and now she has doubled her grant to $50k!

Our judges, Brad and Cinda Jones, owners of Booksmart in Morgan Hill and former Grand Prize winners themselves, had a very tough choice to make.  All three of our finalists were very worthy of the Grand Prize.   In the end, it was Harmony In Hooves true commitment to their community that helped them win.  Brad Jones said,  ”It is clear how they will give back to the community. Their whole goal is to improve the lives of others.”

There was lots of happy screaming in Benton, Arkansas this morning when I called Shana.  Shana is planning to have her staff vote on the best use of the additional funds.  She commented, “There are so many things we need.  We’ll continue to grow.  We will not waste it!  We’ll use it to better everyone around here.”

It’s not too late for your business to be featured in our next winner’s announcement!  The April-June grant competition has begun.  Be sure to nominate your business to win $50k.

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5 comments
Shana Rawlings
Shana Rawlings

The mother of the rider that was here riding when we found out about winning this Grand Prize just told us that since that ride her son has been talking in full sentences. Something he as never done. Awesome.

Linda Lawrence
Linda Lawrence

Again I am so happy that you will be able to put this grant to work for Harmony in Hooves and put the smiles on more children's faces!!

Shana Rawlings
Shana Rawlings

Words just cannot express the happiness that everyone here at Harmony In Hooves is feeling about winning this grant. The building of our riding center has been an exciting adventure. It has been a lot of hard work but we are rewarded with the smile of every young rider that comes here. There is something magical about horses and children. When you combine the two, that magic is magnified so much more than you can ever imagine. So many times we take our lives for granted. Our special needs riders have taught me so much about life. Our horses have as well. As Harmony in Hooves continues to grow we will encourage everyone to give just a bit of themselves. Take some time to reach out and help someone less fortunate than yourself. You will be amazed at what you might find. Encourage our young people to dream for the future. Dreams do come true if only you believe in yourself and work toward your goal of building that dream.Thank you to my horses for being such great teachers. Thank you to all of our riders and their families, our therapists, but most of all to our volunteers. Without our volunteers we could not do what we do - you are our rock. Thank you to everyone that voted and supports our program and the everyone associated with Intuit that is involved in making these grants possible. Thank you to the Lord above for blessing me and our facility in so many ways.

Haritha
Haritha

Very happy for them.