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Heroes Astride

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UCP’s Heroes Astride program, located in Grass Valley, CA, works with horses to help our disabled servicemen and women with the tools to recover from physical and emotional trauma. Heroes Astride is an extension of our Saddle Pals program, where our instructors work with UCP’s horses to help people with disabilities develop more control over their bodies, minds, and emotions and heal from trauma.

Horses Helping Heroes

The most common diagnosis of our military personnel is Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Unlike traditional approaches, horsemanship activities are enjoyable, and family and community members can join in and participate in the process.

Read more about the benefits of equine programs helping vets with PTSD

This program will not be offered in 2021.

Please check back for more information.

Horses Helping Heroes

A Vietnam vet found the transition to civilian life difficult. Learn how Heroes Astride helped him recover and help others in the process.


To learn more about Heroes Astride, contact:

Jane de’Zell, Program Manager
This program is provided free to military members. Support Heroes Astride!

Donate today!