At Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center we provide year-round therapeutic horseback riding for Veterans with special needs and disabilities in Central Virginia. Our mission is to improve their quality of life through activities that are positive to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being. We serve Veterans who have served our country from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan and tall with a variety of disabilities such as amputations, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and traumatic brain injury.
As of January 1, 2021 we are also welcoming First Responders to come ride with us!
We are proud to provide this at NO COST to these brave men and women and their families. Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center receives no Government funds and depends entirely on private and corporate donations and fundraising efforts.
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Come visit our facility and see first hand how our program is helping Veterans. It will reward you beyond your dreams.
Our mission is to serve the special needs of Veterans, in Central Virginia, through therapeutic riding and equine-related activities.Learn More
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