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15 Father and son Veterans6 Veteran using SureHands Lift System

Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center provides year-round therapeutic horseback riding exclusively for veterans with special needs and disabilities. Primarily focused on Veterans in Central Virginia, and surrounding area, the goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for the participants through activities that are positive to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being Our program is unique in that it is provided to the veterans at absolutely NO COST to them or their families. It receives no Government funds and depends entirely on private donations and fundraising efforts. Founded in January 2008, the program started with just 3 riders. To date, we have ridden over 1350 veterans who range in age from the early twenties to our oldest current rider who will celebrate his 96th birthday this year. We serve Veterans who have served our country in every conflict from WW II to the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan and they have a variety of disabilities such as amputations, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and traumatic brain injury. LDEC considers it an honor and a privilege to work with all these brave men and women. Come visit our facility and see first hand how our program is helping Veterans. It will reward you beyond your dreams.


Thanks to all the donors your gifts made it possible for 40 Veterans on Dec 10th 2013 to receive a $100 Gift Card for Christmas. We are planning to do this 3 times a year so please donate what you can, they need your support.