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Healing Strides of VA – VIRGINIA
Healing Strides of VA (HSVA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1991. We are located on 22 acres with 2 large pastures, 3 paddocks, a round pen, a large enclosed arena, and an outdoor arena. We have a professional staff, certified instructors, trained volunteers, and a herd of 20+ horses.
HSVA is the only Premier Accredited Center (PAC) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Riding Int’l (PATH) in the Roanoke Valley. HSVA is also a US Pony Club Center- the 2nd in the US with an integrated program.
We are an Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy Program (EAAT) which includes Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), Equine Assisted Psychotherapy EAP, Hippotherapy, and several other programs related to equine therapies. Healing Strides of VA chooses to use the EAGALA Model as our primary model for EAP and EAL.
Our programs include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, mentoring, volunteer training, summer camps and veterans’ programs for PTSD and amputees. Instructors are fully certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.
We offer the following programs & services:
Veterans Program and Drill Team
EAGALA and Mental Health Support Program U
S Pony Club Center/ Horse-Masters
Forever Young-Seniors Riding Club
Mentoring PATH Instructor
In-Training Community Service Internships-
Colleges and Universities
Able Body Riding/Horsemanship Skills
Community Events and Fundraisers
Host to Ferrum College Equestrian Team and Club