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

Thorncroft’s six-week course, led by senior instructors Kim Longo and Angela Niven, invites all veterans to learn about horsemanship skills such as equine behavior, herd dynamics, round penning, lunging, and riding.

Time:  Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m.

2023 classes are scheduled for six-week sessions in the spring, fall, and winter.

Wednesdays: March 1-April 5. April 19-May 24. June 7-July 12. September 6-October 11. October 25-December 6. (No class on 11/22.)

Thursdays: March 2-April 6. April 20-May 25. June 8-July 13. September 7-October 12. October 26-December 7 (No class on 11/23).

Family Night: All Veteran participants and their families are invited to a Family Night to be held on April 12, July 19, and October 18.

Location: Thorncroft Equestrian Center l 190 Line Road Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355

Pricing: Free for all Veteran participants.


For more information, and to register, please contact Thorncroft Admissions Manager Jordan Gray at


If you are a fellow veterans services organization interested in partnering with Thorncroft or wish to learn more about our unique program please contact Kim Longo at


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 Veterans Program and scholarship fund please contact Head of Philanthropy 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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