Blackhorse 4 Heroes

Equine Therapy for Disabled Veterans

325 Amity Road, Bethany, CT  06524
(516) 449-9610
To serve those who served us, by providing recreational equine therapy for veterans and others in need.

Touchstone Farms, Veterans Riding & Driving Weekend

  • Friday, June 05, 2015
  • 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 07, 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Touchstone Farm 13 Pony Farm Lane Temple, NH 03084
  • 4


  • Free

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This is for the full program, there is another event posted for those who wish to attend just Sunday (no overnight). 

This is a new program, in collaboration with Touchstone Farms in Temple New Hampshire.  Horseback riding, carriage driving training camp for veterans.  Free of charge to veterans who would not have the means to afford this activities.  Family friendly. Includes room, board, food, transportation and training. 

June 5th to the 7th, 2015

FRIDAY  June 5th

5PM Arrival…Settle in and unpack. Farm Tour.  Gerry, Boo, Bob with George and Brad 

6PM  Meet and Greet…Staff and Veterans

6:30  Dinner

7:30 Gather and Plan Weekend…Options presented and “The Nature of Horses” and Farm safety tips with Boo, Gerry, George & Brad 

8:30 Optional Meditation and Relaxation in the Welcome Center with Bob and Boo

9:00 Quiet Time by the Fireplace


7AM Plug in the coffee, take a stroll around the farm, go pet a horse. Visit the small animals

8AM  Optional Morning Wake Up & Greet the Day with Bob and Boo

8:30 Breakfast for all

9:15   Formal Sign up

9:30-12:30  “The Nature of Horses”…Riding and Driving Galore…lessons and team work.

12:30 Lunch for all!


Carriage Rides down the road…We do the driving, You do the Relaxing… George S

Riding Lessons with George P

Driving Lessons in the ring with Brad

Mini driving with Boo

Peaceful time on the porch with Bob

4:30 to 6:00

Planting in the Garden with Nora and Boo

A Nature Walk to the Wilton Falls… Bob

Playing with the Small Animals…Make yourself at home!!!  

Baking a Treat for the group …Deb

Reading a book on the front porch in a rocking chair

6:00 to 6:30  Gather together to build the bonfire and to have coffee/tea/cocoa with the treats made by the group

6:30 Dinner

7:30  Guitar around the Bonfire…and Reflections of the Day…S’More’s anyone?

9:00 Optional Meditation and Relaxation in the Welcome Center with Bob


8:00 Coffee on the porch or go take a walk!!!

8:30 Breakfast…

9:30 Community Meeting to plan our day

Riding… George P.

Driving… Brad and Boo

“Horse Time” …unmounted work with George S

Cowboy Mounted Shooting with Boo and Jane’s team

Gentle Walk or ‘Hang Out’ with Bog

12 to 12:30 Gratitude Circle for all to Close …Bob to lead

12:30 to 1 Touchstone Farm Evaluations and Wounded Warrior Survey & Participation Form with Gerry…Boo to get contact sheets made for everyone to stay in touch.

1-2 Lunch and Sad Good byes!!!  With a welcome to come back again!!!

Interested sponsors should  at 516.449.9610

Touchstone farm contact Tel: 603.654.6308 


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