VA Butler Health Care Therapeutic Equestrian Program

mother and yound child near a ponyThrough a partnership with the Butler VA, three equestrian centers in Northwestern Pennsylvania are offering free equestrian lessons for Veterans and their families. Interested in knowing more and giving it a try? Contact one of the participating equestrian centers listed below.

The therapeutic benefits of riding and human-animal bonding include:

  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve concentration and attention span
  • Improve respiration and circulation
  • Improve motivation
  • Improve endurance and strength
  • Improve one-on-one and group interaction

Learn more about these equestrian programs by reading the following articles on our website:

Storm Harbor Equestrian Event a Success

Person First: Josiah Fink Shares the Benefits of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy

Participating equestrian centers include:

Storm Harbor Equestrian ProgramStorm Harbor
245 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA


Heavenly Gates Equestrian ProgramHeavenly Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center Soldiers & Spur Program
2059 Ninevah Road, Knox, PA


Elliott Acres Equestrian ProgramElliott Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
168 Headland Road, Butler, PA