Horses on the Hill

Horses on the Hill

Horses on the Hill (HOTH) is a unique learning environment incorporating Equine-assisted activities, a riding program, and urban farming and horticulture into Cincinnati's West side communities of Price Hill. Located at 1655 Ross Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205, HOTH serves economically disadvantaged youth and their families, as well as abused women and individuals in recovery; participants interact with horses, are responsible for barn management chores, and experience nature - all activities that promote physical, spiritual, and emotional growth.

Improved self-esteem, discipline, life skills, and stronger family relationships are just a few of the positive changes we hope to instill in those who participate. To accomplish these goals, the equine center offers programs in these categories:

Equine-Assisted Activities

  • Unmounted programming that works to build confidence, emotional awareness, impulse control, and relationship with the horse.  
  • Programs targeting at risk youth; individuals with cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities; as well as women coming out of addiction and trafficking hardships
  • Certain programs to be led by a PATH certified instructor upon program launch


Urban Farming

  • Committed to connecting people to their food through collaborative methods and innovative urban land use
  • Farm-to-Table education
  • Will allow neighborhood families to participate
  • Given a garden plot of their own, receive training and opportunity to grow their own food
  • Students participating in the Equine Program will also be given the opportunity to learn about cultivating the land (and be expected to help through the processes in order to earn “ride time”). 



How You Can Support Horses on the Hill

For any further inquiries please contact: Mackenzie Sharpshair:

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