Our Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to empowering people of all ages to discover their true abilities through experiential equine assisted learning with a focus on problem solving, effective communication, and leadership.
Who are we? Who do we serve? How does it work?
To facilitate meaningful growth through equine-centered outdoor programming, animal assisted activities, and mindfulness exercises with an emphasis on: communication, connection, partnership, and leadership.
Services delivered by a Recreational Therapist and (PATH ) Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Certified Instructor.
Populations Served include but not limited to:
Veterans and active military
TBI and concussion issues.
Those seeking time in nature and with animals for increased connection and time away from screens and phones.
Farm fitness program through farm chores and caring for the herd. Including hiking with horses in hand for connection, to improve leadership skills and over all fitness while in nature.
Grief Support in Collaboration with Blue Ridge Hospice first Weds of the month. 4:30pm
Inpatient and outpatient Veterans and Active Military service members from the DMV accompanied by their Recreational Therapist.
Equine Assisted Learning 1/2 day clinics for First Responders seeking Therapeutic Recreation outlets for wellness and connection in collaboration with Badges United Foundation.
Yoga in The Nest for clients and neighbors to create wellness and fund programs offered by HHS.
Providing The BCR Boulder Crest Retreat Equine Module monthly for PATHH Warrior program.
Horse boarding for traveling horses to the Middleburg area for Foxhunting or competition.
Air BnB apartment that sleeps 4 above the stables. All funds from The Nest go towards funding the donated programs we offer.
Consulting and education on ground work equine programs focusing on connection, partnership and leadership.
Field hours provided and class sessions with experiential learning for outdoor Recreation students of Lord Fairfax College.
Please contact us for 1:1 or small group sessions. The fees from these sessions support the herd and donated programs.
(We are currently working with a non profit attorney to set up non profit status.)
Holistic Horsemanship Services LLC
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
PATH Certified Riding Instructor
Round Hill, VA
All my life I have loved horses and sought to learn all that I can about them. It is my hope to share my passion for horses with you, so you too can enjoy these amazing creatures in the beautiful Virginia countryside. Over the years, I have participated in eventing, horse showing, horse racing, pony club and fox hunting. I have reschooled former race horses and have taught many people to ride (including my children). I have taught therapeutic riding to people with a variety of challenges and am an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. With the exception of 10 years that I spent working in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in Kentucky, I have lived my entire life in Virginia. There are lots of ways to be involved with horses in Virginia and I want to show you how. Virginia truly is for horse lovers!
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JOHN MARSHALL SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Serving Fauquier County
The John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District, established in 1966, is one of 47 districts across the Commonwealth of Virginia that provide technical assistance and education to landowners in managing and protecting their natural resources. The District is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia focused on local soil and water conservation efforts in Fauquier County. A group of five elected and appointed members of the local community make up the Board of Directors which governs the District's operations.
Our Mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, information, and education to the citizens of Fauquier County in proper soil stewardship, agricultural conservation methods, and water quality protection so as to ensure the wise use of the county's natural resources.
Solaris Stable & Yoga Studio is a serene, unique retreat for human and horse. We offer training, horsemanship and riding lessons, yoga with horses and EquiSpective™ . Solaris is located just over an hour west of DC in Flint Hill, VA.
Flint Hill, VA
Southern States is the place for those who do. For almost a century, we have consistently provided expert products, services and advice to people who aren't afraod of getting their hands dirty. Visit Southern States for ALL of your farm, home and equine needs.
Charles Town, WV
Situated in the heart of Virginia’s horse country, the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center is one of Virginia Tech’s 11 ARECs. Philanthropist Paul Mellon donated the 420-acre farm to Virginia Tech in 1949 to foster research that improved pasture and animal productivity while enhancing the land. The center was used primarily for beef cattle research for 40 years, but was rededicated to equine research and teaching in 1992.
Today, the MARE Center continues to play a critical role in the discovery, outreach, and education missions of Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Through collaborations with academic and industry partners around the world, the center advances the health and well-being of the horse through innovative research efforts and exceptional educational programming in equine science.