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.

Information

Intro to Horsemanship for Veterans

Now enrolling for November 2020

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.

Course offered on Wednesday or Friday evenings at either 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday Group 1

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Group 2

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. for both groups.

Friday Group 1

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Friday Group 2

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Dinner served at 7:00 p.m. for both groups.

FMI and to register, please contact Admissions Manager Lisa Hirsch at 610-644-1963 or by emailing lisa@thorncroft.org

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 mikaela@thorncroft.org.

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.

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