OUR MISSION: To facilitate programs for self-growth through animals and nature.
Founder & Director, Avalon FarmKimberly Clarke is a Lenoir Rhyne graduate with a post graduate degree in Wellness Programming. Her previous work includes corporate wellness and training programs through her company Life Management Inc. She has certifications in multiple healing modalities, including Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning, Myofascial Release, Energetic Healing, Kinesiology and Reflexology. She has over 20 years of life experience developing and managing Avalon Farm and Life Management Inc. You can read Kimberly’s full bio on our About the Founder page.
The following poem was written for Kimberly by a very special person. It captures her spirit and sums up the purpose of Avalon.
Softly the hooves rose and fell
barely touching the ground under their spell
Riders of light were borne aloft
Wings were beating lightly and soft
Spirits of horses live and play
On higher planes of energy each day
Connected to physical beings on earth
Beings who need special care from birth
Horses speak through their hearts and eyes
Only heard by those quiet enough to cry
For all the sins committed against these steeds
Who can only love without hate indeed
They are what is left of noble races
Who lived here long ago without any traces
These beings were noble and true without fear
And lived forever here for years and years
At the fall of man these creatures decided
To serve and protect their masters unbridled
To do what they asked without wanting a thing
Except love, a soft hand, and fields to run without wings
They need us now, these noble beings
For we have betrayed them and torn off their wings
We must provide a place for them to heal
And regain their pride and strength of will.
AVALON, AVALON is the place they may heal
A mystical place of care, love made real
Where hearts can mend and souls recover
And hands can caress health back into another.
There is hope for us all in such places as this
Where protection is granted to all with such bliss
And healing is given without asking or plea
For that is AVALON, to heal you and me.
AVALON FARM NEEDS YOUR HELP
Avalon Farm is in the midst of a battle to survive. Iredell County has unlawfully repealed our tax exempt status which has initiated foreclosure proceedings by our bank. You can read full details of the ongoing battle with Iredell County on our News page. This article sums up the conflict best. You can help Avalon Farm by writing your congressman, Iredell County government officials or by making a donation using the link below.
Scholarships are now available for our Healing with Horses programs. Scholarship eligibility forms can be obtained by calling the office at 704.585.6377
What’s Happening at Avalon
Avalon In The News
- Avalon Farm In Jeopardy January 17, 2016
- Equine insight: Horses help heal, connect at Stony Point farm July 14, 2015
- Status of Avalon Farm October 25, 2013
- Children, Horses Find Peace at Avalon July 2, 2013
- Healing With Horses: Woman’s farm retreat is a culmination of her love of animals, passion to help people February 14, 2009