'Heroes on Stallions' Veteran Program
HAPPI Farm is dedicated to providing a unique bonding experience between people and animals. We offer Therapeutic Horseback Riding Scholarships and horsemanship services to all U.S. Military Veterans and to active-duty service members who are seeking to improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Veterans can enjoy this opportunity to be outdoors, relax with their family, build friendships and learn new job related skills.
Hi, my name is Eric. I am a U.S. Army Combat Veteran who suffers with anxiety and depression. I am so glad I found out about Happi Farm. For the past month I have volunteered at the farm and have found the therapy I need. I would like to thank Marie and Cherie for allowing me to volunteer. They are very thoughtful, nice and help the community with their services. They help children and adults with various afflictions and diseases by allowing them to ride the horses and ponies and also visiting the many animals on the farm. The interaction is wonderful. I personally would encourage and recommend any Veteran with or without a disability to visit the farm for help and therapy or to volunteer. The animals seem to provide a soothing therapy for the soul. I love the variety of animals, too many to name and the people who volunteer. It is truly a family community. Thanks again Happi Farm for the inspiring work you do and allowing me to volunteer and be a better person. Because of the animals and people I've encountered I'm becoming social again.