Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship (VTH) is proud to be a therapeutic riding organization that serves veterans and their families exclusively. We offer a completely different perspective compared to other programs. VTH was founded and is run by a combat veteran that has experienced firsthand the benefits of healing with horses. Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded to provide veterans in Central Pennsylvania much needed equine therapy. We proudly serve veterans of all branches of the military. Our 2019 sessions offer programs to veterans over all of Central Pennsylvania at absolutely no cost to the veterans.
We at Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship are incredibly proud to announce an expansion of our programs and services available! Disabled veterans now have the option to enroll in a variety of therapeutic programs that best serve their needs. In addition to our core program, VictoryRiders which provides life changing equine therapy, we now offer VictoryVirtual, VictoryVisits, VictoryPeers and VictoryWorks. It has always been a goal of Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship to engage veterans to assist their peers while they themselves gain therapeutic benefits that go beyond merely horseback riding. These various supplemental services enhance our equine therapy program and provide all of our veterans with a individualized therapeutic outlet. We are pleased to have finally achieved this long term goals.
VictoryRiders - Our core program consisting of a wide range of equestrian therapeutic programs. Participants learn the fundamentals, such as horse behavior, groundwork, and riding, while also receiving the therapeutic benefits of working with their partnered horses. This is a non-invasive therapy option, proven effective especially when augmenting existing treatments. This program requires the biggest commitment, usually consisting of participating in small group classes on a weekly basis.
VictoryVirtual - An online supplemental program to VictoryRiders. All participants in the VictoryRiders program are automatically enrolled in VictoryVirtual. VictoryVirtual consists of conferences, lessons, and digital learning to both augment the riders and prepare veterans who aren't yet able to participate in the Rider program.
VictoryVisits - Our mobile outreach program exclusively for veterans residing in assisted living facilities. An onsite program designed to engage senior veterans and improve quality of life by bringing the many benefits of equine therapy directly to them.
VictoryPeers - A veteran to veteran network within Victory Therapeutic Horsemanship where participants support and assist fellow service members in a variety of activities on an as needed basis. Participants in this program gain the therapeutic benefits of social interaction, peer support, contributing to the well being of fellow veterans, all while enjoying the outdoor activities associated with the program.
VictoryWorks - An on call program consisting of veterans contributing to the labor associated with operating an organization serving former military personnel. Participants in the program can choose to assist with various beneficial tasks, including but not limited to; administrative, special projects, construction, maintenance, etc. Participants gain peer support, social interaction and valuable skills, all while helping sustain our various programs.