Veterans Program

Continuing the service of our mission to those who have served our country.

Program Overview

For over 10 years, Thorncroft has had the privilege of welcoming members of our military community to participate in our Veterans Programming and Equine-Assisted-Activities.

Teaching with a strong emphasis on  foundational principles of horsemanship, Thorncroft’s Veterans programming includes lessons on equine behavior, herd dynamics, round penning, lunging, and riding.

Since its beginning, the Farm has welcomed over 100 Veterans from all branches of the military.

Thanks in great part to the Rubin family and other donors, all Veterans programming remains scholarshipped to all participants.


Intro to Horsemanship for Veterans

Developed in partnership with University of Pennsylvania Master’s Candidate Julia Gunderson, this six-week course invites all veterans to learn about equine behavior, herd dynamics, round penning, lunging, and riding.

Thorncroft is currently enrolling for fall 2022 classes. The next class to begin September 7 at 6:00 p.m. and will run through Wednesday, October 19. There is no class on September 21.

All Veteran participants and their families are invited to a Family Night on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Thorncroft.

FMI please contact Admissions Manager Jordan Gray at 610-644-1963 or email

As always Thorncroft is committed to those who have served our country by providing a full scholarship for all of our veterans. If you are interested in supporting our scholarship fund please contact Development Associate Mikaela Potrako at

Support the Farm!

Since 1969 Thorncroft has provided a safe haven for children and adults with and without special needs. The Farm now includes 70 acres of open space, a conference center, office space and two beautiful indoor arenas… but the work does not stop there.

Learn more about the many ways you can support Thorncroft.

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