Amy Stone’s wheelchair may prevent her from driving a car, but she can drive a carriage! On Friday, Amy drove Duke, a 17-hand Percheron, who was hitched to Loudoun Therapeutic Riding’s Van den Heuvel Adaptive carriage, in the Morven Park Carriage Show Arena Driving Trial Training Level Dressage Test. For Amy, who lives with cerebral … Continue reading The Freedom to Drive!
When retired Marine Jimmy Ochan started at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding 4 years ago, he didn’t realize that equine assisted activities would help him get a college degree. In June, Jimmy graduated from college receiving a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Jimmy was medically discharged from the military after 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan which … Continue reading Congratulations to LTR Equine Services for Heroes Participant on Earning His Degree!
Today is PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and occurs when someone witnesses or experiences a traumatic event. It is known as the "invisible scar of war" in military veterans, but can occur to anybody who has experienced trauma. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or scared, even when there is … Continue reading PTSD Awareness Day
The 9th annual Preakness Party, held at Murray Hill in Leesburg, Virginia was the most successful in our history. These funds raised will ensure that our programs including therapeutic riding, Hippotherapy, carriage driving, and our Equine Services for Heroes program will continue. The sold-out crowd of more than 190 Preakness Party guests enjoyed a fun … Continue reading 9th Annual Preakness Party Most Successful Ever