Timeline

  • Horses with Hearts received its non-profit status from the IRS in 2005 and is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Cathy Dodson is the lead instructor and has held PATH Intl Instructor Certification since October 2007.
  • In 2014, HwH was fortunate to receive 31 acres of land generously donated by Trinity UM Church in Martinsburg, WV.
  • In 2016, the Women Investing in Shepherd (WISH) awarded a grant to provide a handicapped accessible restroom on the farm, and Bucky Hess donated a two-year lease of a farm tractor. 
  • In 2016, grew to five PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructors.
  • In 2017, became a PATH International Premier Accredited Center
  • In 2018, HwH is home to 13 horses that benefit 40 children, veterans and those struggling with physical challenges enabling them to thrive in the independence our program provides.