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Alpine’s Bridle Up Hope hosts 1st annual Hope Trail Ride

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Bridle Up Hope in Alpine, Utah is a nonprofit organization that helps young women build confidence through equestrian training. (Photo courtesy of Bridle Up Hope)

Bridle Up Hope will be hosting their 1st annual Hope Trail Ride this Saturday, Aug. 5.

Alpine Days and Bridle Up Hope will be sponsoring this event for the community. Bridle Up Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was started in 2013 in memory of Alpine’s own Rachel Covey.

“The mission of Bridle Up Hope is to help young women build hope and confidence through equestrian training,” said Executive Director of Bridle Up Hope Michael Covey.

Bridle Up Hope is a 13-week program for girls between the ages of 12–25 who struggle with anxiety, depression or who have experienced abuse or trauma. The nonprofit is far more than just a place to learn to ride horses.

“Bridle Up Hope teaches these girls how to ride and care for horses, helps them develop life skills and teaches them to find meaning through service opportunities,” Michael Covey said. “Approximately 400 girls have gone through Bridle Up Hope’s program over the past four years.”

The Hope Trail Ride is a part of the Alpine Days city celebration, which is held from August 4–12. Covey said they wanted to provide a chance during the city celebration for the community to get acquainted with both equestrian and the nonprofit.

“Bridle Up Hope wanted to provide a fun way for the community to get involved in equestrian activities and to get to know Bridle Up Hope,” Michael Covey said.

The Hope Trail Ride will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridle Up Hope property. This two-hour, intermediate trail ride is free to attend, but riders must be 18 years old or older and horses are not provided. For more information, click here.

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