Janice Hyde is the owner of Never Say Never Stables and Founder/CEO of Never Say Never Foundation. Several years ago Janice, a certified Elementary School teacher at the time and mother of two, endured a health challenge that brought her to a turning point. Her recovery, both mental and physical, forced her to reflect on where she was on life’s path and what she was doing to live authentically. Tucked away under the layers of reality- motherhood, teaching and the daily tasks of life, Janice felt a strong urge to follow her heart and pursue a dream.
Once a young recreational equestrian, Janice developed a strong love and respect for horses as a teen. However, as the years passed by, demands and responsibilities kept her from spending time with horses as often as she would have liked. Despite reality, however, the joy and satisfaction she had experienced when she was around these majestic creatures in her youth never left her. Janice believed that the gentle giants could offer something special, almost magical, to children who were struggling. She envisioned a haven where horses could bring joy to children struggling with life challenges. Janice’s faith and determination gave her the strength to create an environment of hope on the backyard farm and acreage she calls home. Out of dreams and hope, NEVER SAY NEVER FOUNDATION was born.
Never Say Never Stables is the home to horses, ponies and a variety of other loving animals who bring joy, hope, and healing to many children and thier families through the work of Never Say Never Foundation. It is a special place away from the reality of physical, mental and emotional struggles and challenges where children can find happiness in the presence of a special horse or other animal. Our volunteer staff assist children in riding, petting, grooming, feeding and handling the horses. Our volunteers are special, and without them, this unique program would not be possible.
Never Say Never Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing equine assisted activities and educational experiences to children of all abilitiies through services and programs, such as camps, educational field trips, and special events.