We strive to restore our veteran’s strength and independence by providing a safe outdoor experience that promotes healing and closure, as well as family reintegration.
11171 NW 103 Court
Granger, IA 50109
Horses Helping Heroes is a unique adaptive horsemanship, wellness, and skill-set restructuring program based out of Jester Park Equestrian Center in Granger, Iowa. Partnering with the V.A., we strive to support our Nation’s Heroes (both men and women) who may be homeless, struggling with substance abuse, PTSD, or have experienced combat related trauma during their time serving and defending our country. The Veterans we serve work hands-on with our horses from their first visit at the Equestrian Center. Our goal is that through group and individual activities the Veterans are able to develop skills they can use in their day to day life.
Many veterans have overcome conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and even Burn Trauma. However, many veterans have also found it quite difficult—if not impossible—to reintegrate into society. The VNRC’s mission is to advocate for those veterans who are struggling to adapt to a normal life and assist them with the transition. We do so with the general public, state and national policy makers, and with the veterans