M.A.R.E. has been providing "Hope on Horseback" since 1990.
The vision began in 1990, when three local women dreamed of a better world for adults and children with disabilities. In September of that year, they joined forces to create: M.A.R.E. (Mastering Abilities Riding Equines).
With the belief in the healing power of the horse, Diane Hopkins, Mary Literilla and Dorothy Evans broke the trail for special needs children and adults in Kern County by allowing them to experience freedom of movement, freedom of spirit, and freedom from judgment.
Today, M.A.R.E. continues to provide “hope on horseback,” for 50 exceptional equestrians living in Kern County every week. M.A.R.E. is where miracles happen one stride at a time.