Patient Half Day Horse Camps
In the Fall of 2018, thanks to the generous support of the Miami Cancer Institute, Sofia's Hope joined forces with Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center and began offering children in treatment the opportunity to spend time at the barn with horses. Patients, who must be accompanied by a parent/ legal guardian, will not only spend time riding a horse, they will be participating in unmounted activities (i.e., grooming, making horse treats, etc.), as well as having lunch before heading back home. There are two annual sessions, in the Spring and the Fall.
Our next half day of camp will be in the Fall of 2020. Due to COVID-19, exact date is yet to be determined but we hope to have an update by October 1, 2020. In the meantime, patients and their families can contact us at with inquiries or speak with their respective Child Life Specialists.
Transportation will be courtesy of Miami Tour Company and will be to/from NCH, Baptist/MCI and UM/alex's place.
Sibling Half Day Horse Camps
During the Summer of 2019, Sofia's Hope successfully launched its equestrian program for siblings. The Half Day Horse camp was similar to ones for patients however, the program was exclusively for siblings. Camp took place at Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center in cooperation with Tally Ho Farm.
Siblings and their parents enjoyed one on one time together as the kids groomed and feed the horses, lead the mini ponies through obstacle courses, rode horses and spent time with visiting jockeys from Gulfstream Park. Please click here for short video.
This summer, due to COVID-19, we are moving forward with great caution adhering to social distancing measures and required use of masks. And instead of a half day camp, siblings are invited to come for private one-hour sessions where they will learn about horsemanship, grooming and receive a riding lesson. In order to comply with social distancing rules, only sibling and one parent or a legal guardian will be permitted and both must wear a mask. Completed Physician Form is also required. Click here to download.
Sessions are available every afternoon at either 1:30 and 3:00 PM on July 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29. Pls use button below to confirm your session NOW or scan QR code.
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