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Indoor Arena

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Featured, General | 0 comments

Indoor Arena

Riding My Way Back Film Screening

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Featured, General | 0 comments
















Pam will be attending a screening of the film Riding My Way Back, a film by PURPOSEFUL PRODUCTIONS, INC. The film was produced and directed by Robin Fryday and Peter Rosenbaum. The film tells the poignant story of a veteran considering suicide until he was introduced to “Fred the horse”.

DVDs can be purchased from DVDs are provided at no charge if a veteran’s name and address are offered.

Veteran’s Day Celebration

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Featured, General | 0 comments

Pam attended the Veteran’s Day Celebration at Magnolia’s at the Mill hosted by Lud Sells, Walt Sides and Bob Judith with guest speaker Capt. Patrick Toohey, Ret. U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6.

A wonderful event with two attendees from World War II!

Featured in Believing in Horses Book

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Featured, General | 0 comments

Believing In Horses, TooPam and Donna are featured in the book Believing in Horses, Too by Valerie Ormond. Valerie served a career in the U.S. Navy prior to beginning her second career as a writer. She won the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medial Award for this wonderful story.

The book can be purchased from eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and retailers listed at


Believing In Horses

April 7, 2014 9 – 12 4 – 7

In this highly-anticipated sequel to Believing In Horses, strong-willed protagonist Sadie Navarro faces new challenges with both horses and people. Filled with action, intrigue, and heart, this young adult novel delivers an unforgettable story about the power of finding strength through experience and reflection.

Every day, thirteen-year-old Sadie lives in fear about her father serving in Afghanistan. She turns to her love of horses to help her cope, and commits to showing at the largest local horse shows and volunteering for therapeutic riding programs.

It seems like the perfect plan, until one of the therapy programs provides unexpected challenges. Then, her inexperienced horse and an unwelcome show ring rival threaten her chances at her first horse show.

Sadie wants to make her father proud. She wants to help others. But will she find the courage to overcome her fears?

Sensitive, thoughtful, relevant, and moving, Believing In Horses, Too is award-winning-author Valerie Ormond’s second insightful book exploring military family life and challenges faced by many of today’s youth.

SPIRIT to Attend MOAA Warrior Family Symposium

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments


SPIRIT Serving Veterans has been invited to attend the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA/NDIA) Warrior Family Symposium on September 10th at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

The 2014 Warrior-Family Symposium (WFS), co-sponsored by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), will address the matters and needs that currently serving, veterans, their children, spouses and caregivers face when navigating the transition from the military into a civilian environment while managing challenges of combat/ operational stress, mental health or behavioral health care concerns.

Some focus areas will include:

  • Managing reintegration from the military to civilian community and strengthening civilian community-military collaboration.
  • The needs and impact on military children and families dealing with mental health concerns in the home and education system; and why this matters to every community.
  • Programs that make a difference (e.g. Veterans’ Treatment Courts, occupational licensure, academic credits, and counseling programs).
  • Tools for navigating a smooth transition- how veterans, military families and children can better manage the effects associated with combat/operational stress, PTS, and behavioral health, before and during reintegration.

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About Face and Our Board Member, Andrew Reeves

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Featured, General, Recognition | 0 comments

About Face Website

Spirit Serving Veterans is pleased to announce that our board member, Andrew Reeves, is featured on the About Face website. This website, developed by the National Center for PTSD, includes videos of veterans, family members and clinicians who talk from experience about PTSD and the importance of getting treatment.

You can view the interview with Andrew by clicking here: Andrew Reeves – Spirit Serving Veterans Board Member. Thank you, Drew, for your honest conversation and for serving on our Board. 

Our “SPIRIT Serving Veterans” Website is Launched

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Featured, General | 0 comments

Our “SPIRIT Serving Veterans” Website is Launched

We are so excited to share our new website with you. We hope you will take the time to learn more about SPIRIT Serving Veterans and how it is making a difference in peoples’ lives.

Equine Services for Heroes Program Introduction

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Equine Services for Heroes Program Introduction

On April 6, 2013, Pam and Donna gave a presentation and demonstration at Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center in Aldie, VA about the effectiveness of using equine assisted psychotherapy with veterans and their family members as a part of Sprout’s Open House for their new Equine Services for Heroes Program.

Horses & Humans Research Foundation

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Horses & Humans Research Foundation

Pam and Donna had the pleasure of giving a presentation and arena demonstration about the benefits of using equine assisted psychotherapy with combat veterans at a reception hosted by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation held at River Farm in Leesburg, VA.

Operation Second Chance

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Operation Second Chance

Pam and Donna facilitated an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) workshop for combat veterans and their families visiting from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, sponsored by Operation Second Chance, held at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.