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  • ADOPT-A-Horse

    Who:   Adopt-a-Horse accepts children into our program from the ages of 6-10


    What:  Adopt-A-Horse is a FREE program that mentors children in horse management, classical English riding, and hunter and dressage competitions.


    Where:   Adopt-a-Horse takes place at 4051 US Rt 35 East, West Alexandria, Ohio in our indoor premier equestrian center.

    When?   Adopt-a-Horse accepts new students each year into our beginners program. It starts the first Tuesday of March. Program times are divided into two groups of students that run from 4:00 to 5:30 and from 5:30 to 7:00.


    Why?  Hill Top is a faith based ministry that use our horses as a tool to encourage your child to come to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ as they learn the road to privilege is paved with responsibility


    How?   Please email your child's age, name, and contact info to
    Pastor Jim Hazelwood and our Barn Manager, Kat Hazelwood.
    You will be contacted for our orientation that takes place the last Saturday in February.


    Equine activities involve inherent risks for which HillTop cannot be held liable. Please familiarize yourself with relevant Ohio liability laws:

    https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-2305.321


  • equitherapy

    Who:  EquiTherapy is offered to children with special needs (physical, cognitive, developmental) ages 4 to 18.
     
    What:  EquiTherapy, also known as hippotherapy, is a FREE program uniquely addressing both the physical and spiritual growth of children with special needs.  The horse is used as a tool to address each child’s specific physical challenges.  Instructors include two licensed physical therapy professionals and three certified therapeutic riding instructors.
     
    Where:  EquiTherapy takes place at HillTop Equestrian Center (4051 US Route 35E, West Alexandria, OH  45381) in our premier indoor riding arena and in our devotions classroom.
     
    When:  EquiTherapy takes place on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm.  Children attend a one hour session consisting of 30 minutes of ride time on the horse with our instructors and 30 minutes of Bible devotions time with our pastoral staff.  EquiTherapy offers 2-3 sessions per year, each session lasting 8-10 weeks in duration, depending on scheduling.
     
    Why:  EquiTherapy is offered to enhance physical development and encourage children in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Families often see amazing results as their child is assisted to ride a horse, helping them to move and respond with the horse’s body, which has been proven to treat a variety of conditions and disorders of the body and mind.  God is still in the business of miracles.
     
    How:  Please email Amy Day to discuss whether your child is appropriate for EquiTherapy and for placement on our waiting list.


    Equine activities involve inherent risks for which HillTop cannot be held liable.  Please familiarize yourself with relevant Ohio liability laws: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-2305.321


  • team Red

    Who:   Team Red accepts Boys into our program from the ages of 10-19.


    What: Team Red is a FREE program meeting weekly to train young boys in, practical skills, and working hard using hand and power tools.


    Where:   Team Red takes place at 4051 US Rt 35 East, West Alexandria, Ohio in our Maintenance Warehouse .
    When?  Team Red  accepts new students each year the first Tuesday of March. Program time Start at 5:30pm and ends at 7:30pm


    Why? We hope to use the tools and skills that we have learn as opportunity to Point them to Jesus for salvation and Grow to be Real Men. (not Slugs on the couch)

    How?   Please email your child's age, name, and contact info to Pastor Weston Corder or Rich Denius You will be contacted for our orientation that takes place the last Saturday in February.

  • Sowers, Sprouts, and Seedlings

    SOWERS: 1st – 6th Graders are invited to explore God’s Creation through nature walks, experiments, gardening, creek play, and fun games paired with life-changing Bible lessons.  This group meets on Wednesday nights from 7 - 8pm during the school year and 6:30-8:15pm June - August.


    SPROUTS: Preschool kids also enjoy Bible lessons and fun activities on Wednesdays 7 - 8pm.


    SEEDLINGS: Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers with age-appropriate activities and story time, Wednesdays 7 - 8pm.


    Wednesday nights are very special at HillTop.  In addition to the above children’s programs, teens and adults are invited to participate in Abiding in the Word Bible Study.


    CREATION ADVENTURE: SOWERS kids look forward to our special Friday-Saturday day camp at the end of each June.


    For more Information please contact:  jwfsowers@gmail.com