The Humans

Meet the Staff at New Hope Horse Shelter!

Darci – Resident Volunteer Manager at New Hope Horse Shelter
& Founder/President of Double HP

Greg – Resident Volunteer Manager of New Hope Horse Shelter
Also known as the "Cat Guy," the "Dirt Guy," the "Tractor Guy," and the "Hay Guy."

Greg and Ralphie, the farm managers

Heidi – Senior Chore Helper & Vice President of Double HP
Heidi was born in Baltic, South Dakota and raised in Sioux Falls. She first started volunteering at New Hope Horse Shelter in May 2007. Over the years, she has put in hundreds of volunteer hours when Double HP was doing a lot of starvation-case rescues. She continues to volunteer and donate to the shelter in addition to being a part-time employee. Heidi is also a Vet Tech at Heather Ridge Pet Hospital. She has a 26-year-old son named Jordan and she currently lives in Baltic with her 3-legged cat Piper, her dogs – L.B., and Zion. As a child, she had a couple of horses herself – Bud and Tiqo. Heidi loves the horses at New Hope Horse Shelter and says they are like her children. Through working with Double HP, she has learned that some people are unbelievably cruel and that every animal has potential and deserves to be treated well.

“When I’m at the barn, it’s not only a sanctuary for them, but for me also.” - Heidi

August 2022 - Welcome, Shelby!  Shelby is from North Carolina and has a background in Eventing.
She helps with morning & afternoon chores.

Super Volunteer Zenna

Zenna is our 13-year-old super volunteer! She has been coming to help with chores every Sunday - in rain, snow, and shine - for a while now. Zenna was born and raised in Sioux Falls. She attended Tri-Valley for a few years, then moved closer to town and now goes to Memorial Middle School. Go Mustangs! She has a Dachshund named Donut and three cats named Erebus, David, and Mo. She has always dreamed of working with horses, and now New Hope Horse Shelter is helping her learn the basics of horse care, making that dream come true. Thanks for all your help, Zenna! We love having you here.