Meet our Staff 

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    Activities Director 

    Missy Blaylock 


    Missy has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Alabama. She is a charter member of the board of Hope Horses and has been our Activities Director since day one. She is married and has 3 children."I personally feel that 'having fun' at Hope Horses is very therapeutic and educational. That's what we strive to do every day at Hope."

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    Lauren Koller


    While studying for my undergraduate degree in special education one of my professors knew my background with horses and suggested I volunteer at a near by program  therapeutic riding program. I fell in love with it.  Throughout my 13 year teaching career I’ve always tried to volunteer at a program wherever i was. It didn’t always workout for too long because the demands of teaching and location of the programs. In 2017 I stopped teaching to stay at home with our son. Then in the summer of 2018 my husbands job moved us to Cullman. After eight months of adjusting I started volunteering at Hope. Shortly after they asked if I would be interested in becoming an instructor and my journey began...God opened up a door for me to follow a dream.

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    Barn Manager 

    Mariah Miles 


    Mariah Miles has been apart of the Hope Horses, Inc. team since April 2018. She has been fulfilling her title as barn manager and is scheduled to become a certified instructor March 2019. We are looking forward to her impact she will continue to make on our team. 

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    Executive Director 

    Kelsey Rice 


    Kelsey Rice has been apart of our team since November 2015. Kelsey graduated in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Nonprofit and Philanthropy studies from Auburn University.

Hope Horses Inc.

1301 Convent Road NE

Cullman, AL 35055

Our mission: To provide therapeutic horsemanship programs to individuals with special physical, social, cognitive, and emotional needs.