In 2010, CKRH began a Horses for Heroes program.  The objective of this program is to enhance outcomes and improve quality of life for veterans and their families post deployment by providing equine assisted activities. Veterans will work with a horse to develop skills that will help them: transition back to community, family and life; develop skills for interpersonal relationships; accept physiological changes; identify worldview changes; develop and achieve life goals.  Equine assisted activities and therapies offered at CKRH include: therapeutic horsemanship (non-mounted); therapeutic riding (mounted); psycho-educational (non-mounted); psychotherapy (non-mounted); therapeutic carriage driving. Denise Spittler, CKRH Program Director says “Our focus is to develop programs that help veterans transition back into the community, family and work-place.  We also focus on helping the family during this transition.  Simply said ‘just getting back to living’.”

PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes Mission

PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes assists military veterans through services provided by PATH Intl. members and by providing leadership and guidance for equine assisted activities and therapies. To accomplish this mission, PATH Intl. centers connect with Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Clinics, as well as individual veterans. Veterans of any age can benefit from the program and by being involved with equines.

Here's what three participants in the program say

We need your help

CKRH is completely dependent upon community support. Funding and volunteer support is provided by numerous individuals as well as various community service-based organizations. CKRH's cost to provide each two-hour session of PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes is $83, and we need your help to continue this invaluable program. We ask you to support Horses for Heroes through the following tax-deductible sponsorships:

  1.  Sponsor 1 veteran for an entire session: $996
  2.  Sponsor 4 veterans for an entire session: $3,960
  3.  Sponsor 8 veterans for an entire session: $7,920

PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes serves the needs of military veterans who can benefit physically, emotionally and psychologically. With your help, CKRH can continue to provide this wonderful program to the people who have made tremendous sacrifices to defend our nation.

Please make your check out to CKRH and note that your contribution is for PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes.

Thank you!
For more information, call CKRH at (859) 231-7066.         

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Horses for Heroes Informational Video

First Lady Jane Beshear, discusses the new Horses for Heroes initiative for veterans dealing with the aftermath of conflict (Video)

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PO BOX 13155
Lexington, KY 40583
Phone:859.231.7066 | Fax: 859.252.5016
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