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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    Mandy Trolard 

    Mandy is a Birmingham, AL native and has over 30 years of experience with horses. She discovered her love for teaching others about horses in 2004 when she started teaching lessons in California. After witnessing first hand the effects that equine therapy had on one of her own children, she earned her CHA-IRD certification and enjoys helping others find joy through horses. 

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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.