*****This Program Will Be Rescheduled for 2021*****
**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change. Please contact Event PoC with any questions!**
Our week-long outdoor therapeutic recreation programs support those experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, and/or Polytrauma. The program is designed to help you discover a renewed sense of belonging, improve quality of life, and connect you with a community.
Idaho Ranch Rodeo Horse Program for Male and Female Veterans
Who: 9 male and female veterans
Note: Due to COVID-19, there will be no supporters on this program because of lodging limitations.
What: A week of recreational therapy through horseback riding, handling, roping, cattle sorting and more. All skills learned throughout the week will culminate in a final “Ranch Rodeo” competition among all participants — Interest in equine activities is preferred
Where: River Sage Stables in Bellevue, Idaho
Accessibility: Must be able to mount horse with assistance, maintain balance on moving horse, navigate RV (ascend stairs, navigate tight spaces)
Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and supporters
A few notes about our program
Registration: Our programs are for veterans with symptoms of PTSD, TBI, MST, and/or polytrauma. If you would like to attend a program, you must first register on our website here. From there, a Participant Coordinator will be in contact with you regarding available opportunities for you. If you have already registered but your contact information has changed, please let us know so we can continue to inform you of upcoming programs! Just email email@example.com with any relevant changes.
One-Time Experience: Due to our lengthy wait list, we are only able to provide one week-long program. We provide resources to find recreation in your home community, as well as 3 years of follow-up after you have completed our program.
Recreational Therapy: Our programs incorporate daily group discussions to reflect on the impact of recreation, typically they last about an hour right before dinner.