Unbridled Hope

"You can never underestimate the power of hope" - Amanda Bocik, Executive Director | Agape

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Whether young or old; whether the challenge is
physical, emotional, social, or spiritual - we want to help.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

- Gandhi.

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Agape serves all kinds of individuals and groups including families with special needs, at-risk children and youth, and seniors. We have programs specifically designed for schools, churches, senior communities, veterans, and community centers. Experience something unlike anything before.

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Volunteer

Agape serves many people on top of taking care of the horses and facilities. It takes a small army to keep up with it all, and we’re always looking for more volunteers. If you’re looking for somewhere to make a difference, Agape is a great place to spend some time. Consider volunteering today.

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Give

With serving as many people and horses as we do, we’re constantly in need of resources. From monetary gifts to tractors and farm equipment, Agape depends on the generosity of its donors and partners to continue the mission of providing hope.

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Our Mission

Agape cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-facilitated experiences.

Our Vision

We believe that lives can experience healing and joy in an environment where unconditional love and the wonderment of a horse connect, creating a haven for unbridled hope.

Some of our Programs

Common diagnoses include but are not limited to Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, ODD and Down’s Syndrome.
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Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding enhances the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with disabilities through lessons teaching horseback riding and general horsemanship skills. More>>

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Carriage Driving

For those unable to mount a horse, carriage driving has many of the same benefits of therapeutic riding including enhanced cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with disabilities. More>>

 

Stirrup Success

Participants attend weekly lessons at Agape that include engaging activities with horses that reinforce life skills such as communication, confidence, emotional regulation, teamwork, decision-making, trust, respect, responsibility, integrity, and perseverance. More>>

 

Memory Lane

Memory Lane improves cognitive skills, socialization, mobility, and confidence for aging adults. Engaging activities with miniature horses are led by certified instructors. More>>

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Mini Visits

Mini Visits are fun and unique experiences that will not soon be forgotten. Able to go wherever you are, and adaptable for all ages, Agape uses miniature horses and interactive, engaging activities to inspire personal growth. More>>

Agape Adventures

Agape Adventures invite guests to explore Agape’s 13-acre farm, including hanging with the horses and other farm animals, exploring the gardens, and hiking in the woods. Optional field trip themes include literacy, math, science, vocational development, or healthy living. More>>

"It is a joy to see something that is, in fact, a clinical situation have such a magical result. The immediacy and intensity is amazing to me. I can wait a long time for that to happen with my students; the fact that it can happen so quickly is just awesome."

− Lynn Baize, Teacher | Indiana School for the Blind

"For some guests, we had simple victories: a brighter smile, a reason to go outside, a simple phrase expressing enjoyment. Other guests enjoyed reminiscing about horses, and the program provided a space to not only socialize with each other about the minis, but also with the minis. A couple of our guests really loved talking to the horses and could have held conversations with them for hours!"

− Joanna Lowe, Family Case Manager | Joy’s House

"Our students loved interacting with the horses and gaining academic skills through hands-on experiences. However, we were most impressed by the enthusiastic and dedicated Agape staff and volunteers. They had a huge impact on our program and the youth we serve!"

− Brittany Kronmiller, Director of Children & Youth Services | John H. Boner Community Center
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Recent News & Events

Agape at Bradford Woods

OPEN POSITION: Site Director (Bradford Woods)

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Role Description: The Site Director serves as a primary advocate and administrator of Agape therapeutic horsemanship lesson programs at Agape’s location at IU Bradford Woods in Martinsville. Responsibilities include the planning, coordination and scheduling of programs in collaboration with IU Bradford Woods staff, as well as teach a variety of EAA/T lessons.

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A few of our Partners

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. ” - Henry Ford

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