We are proud to announce our Boots & Salutes event, a tribute fundraiser for Equest Hooves for Heroes on Friday, July 28th at 6:00 pm at the Texas Horse Park. Equest supports veterans and their immediate family members through equine assisted programs including mental health counseling, physical & occupational therapy, therapeutic horsemanship, carriage driving and more. These services are offered at no charge to Hooves for Heroes participants.
"Quite frankly, no other therapy can do what Equest has done for me as a veteran. Mac gives me a tangible way to experience the goals I want to achieve, like staying calm when my anxiety levels ramp up." Joe, an army veteran and participant in Equest Hooves for Heroes
The progress that Joe has made since coming to Equest underscores the need for alternative pathways for veterans to get help as they face odds that often are stacked against them upon returning from active duty. These challenges result in the tragic reality that one in 20 veterans take their lives every day in this country. Our therapeutic programs seek to ease veterans' transition to civilian life and realize their potential as assets and leaders. Benefits include:
Please consider sponsoring our Boots & Salutes event. Help show our veterans that our community cares about them and ensures this therapeutic program will be here for the veterans yet to come.
Your sponsor dollars toward Hooves for Heroes are matched 1:1 through our HHSC grant so the impact of your support is doubled! We hope you'll join us on July 28th for an evening at Equest at the Texas Horse Park, where there's always a summer breeze, green grass, and our lovely therapy horses to greet you. Gourmet casual food stations, entertainment, a WWII flyover, and USO boogey woogie bugle boy dancers ensure a fun evening for all. See you in July!
Visit www.equest.org/veterans for sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales.