Getting to Know: Kim Hopkins, Talbot Special Riders

2 min read | Posted on December 10, 2017

In this post for “Getting to Know Your Talbot County Leaders”, Kim Hopkins, Executive Director of Talbot Special Riders, shares with Healthy Talbot about Flo, her favorites, and… flying monkeys?!?

About Talbot Special Riders:  Talbot Special Riders is a non profit that offers Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to children and adults, located in Preston, MD.  TSR has been in existence since 1981.

# of Employees: 2

Length of time in position: 1 and 1/2 years

Schooling: in St. Michaels

Fun Fact no one knows: I just got my hunting license.

Childhood Dream Job: To be able to work with horses in some way.

Favorite Hobby: Running, shooting and recently, beach combing

Dream Travel Destination: Ireland

Do you have pets: Yes, 2 dogs, Earl and Flo

Inspiration: The amazing riders and volunteers at Talbot Special Riders, and my daughters, Patti and Ashley!

Favorite movie:  Tombstone 

Gift you hope to receive this year:          Nothing for me, although donations to Talbot Special Riders would be wonderful and appreciated! 🙂 

Fears: Those darn flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz!

What do you hope your agency accomplishes over the next 5 years?  I hope TSR will continue to grow, enabling us to serve a larger group of children and adults who can benefit from our Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

What is the one thing your agency needs the most to succeed in its mission?   Funding!!!  (More information on how you can donate: HERE)

What do you love about Talbot County? Being born and raised here, I love that most of my family is from the area. Talbot County is also very supportive of organizations such as TSR.

What do you think Talbot County needs most?  More resources that support those with physical, emotional, and cognitive disabilities.

Following this interview, you step outside and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do with the money?  Pay off any debt, invest some, and focus on some philanthropic endeavors.

For more information on the Talbot Special Riders, please visit:

Thank you Kim for taking the time to interview with Healthy Talbot!

Posted December 10, 2017

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