ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Located in Hampton Roads with the second largest concentration of active and retired military in the country, the EQUI-VETS program provides an invaluable service to benefit those in our community who have served our country. Wounded service members often come home to lives that are greatly different than the lives they led prior to an injury. Not only are they recuperating physically, but also emotionally.
Our goal is to assist in physical and mental healing through equine activities to help our heroes reconnect to their families and their lives. We offer this program at no cost to the participants and must rely on donations to this valuable service can continue to be offered to those who put themselves in harm’s way defending our freedom.
In order to meet the needs of wounded service men and women, EQUI-VETS offers therapeutic horseback riding sessions, as well as horse care activities including grooming, tacking and general care of our animals. We also have many EQUI-VETS who lend a hand to support the operation of our facility as volunteers each week.
EQUI-VETS therapeutic riding sessions are held under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, board certified in Psychiatric/Mental Health, and a PATH, Intl. Certified Instructor.
Our EQUI-VETS Service Program is offered year round to qualifying participants for six weekly sessions. Participants may request consideration to participate in future sessions based on space and availability.
EQUI-VETS Participant Application
EQUI-VETS Service Program is offered year round to participants with a qualified disability (social, emotional, mental or physical).