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Healing Strides of VA

$6,665.00 contributions
111 donors

Raised: $6665Remaining: $0

We are celebrating 26 Years!

Healing Strides of VA (HSVA) is the only Premier Accredited Center for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH) in the Roanoke Valley. We are also a US Pony Club Center (USPCC); we were the 2nd integrated USPCC program in the US. We serve a population of both children and adults. Our policy is to allow any child or adult, at least age 4 and up, to participate with approved medical form. Currently our youngest rider is 4 and eldest has been 97. 
We serve a wide range of disabilities, emotional, cognitive, and/or physical. A sample of disabilities we currently work with include riders with neurological disorders, Autism, ADHD, ADD, muscular dystrophy, muscular sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Down and Rhett’s Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, developmental delays, sensory integration , skeletal dysfunction, paralysis, traumatic brain injury , PTSD, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. 
We have a growing population in our Veterans Program as well as our Forever Young (Seniors Riding Club) which are also integrated.
In 2016, we provided approximately 5000 lessons and recorded over 7500 volunteer hours.
The current services provided are as follows: 
Therapeutic Riding is a recreational therapy teaching horsemanship skills to ages 2 and up. These riders     
have physical and/or emotional disabilities. HSVA follows all PATH International standards for the  safety of the rider, horse, and environment 
Hippotherapy: We partner with Carilion Pediatric Clinic to provide a form of therapy using the cadence 
and movement of the horse as a viable surface to encourage and motivate clients to reach Physical,      Occupational, and Speech Therapists’ goals. Hippotherapy consists of a team:  a PATH Certified Instructor, an equine partner (horse), and one of the above listed American Hippotherapy Association Certified therapists.
Veterans Program- Open to all Veterans of any age and their families. 
US Pony Club Center 
EAGALA and Mental Health Program EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) and EAP (Equine Assisted                     Psychotherapy)
Forever Young- Seniors Riding Club
Instructor in Training
Community Service
Internships- with area colleges and universities
Able Body Riding/Horsemanship Skills
Educational Clinics/Workshops
Community Events and Fundraisers
Host to Ferrum College Equestrian Team and Club
Sandra F donated $35.00
Sandra F donated $35.00
Sandra F donated $35.00
Sandra F donated $35.00
Sandra F donated $35.00
Sandra F donated $35.00

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