Our Mission

The NWNHC Family Fund was founded in 2010 to help families in need experience the healing power of the horse without worrying about the costs. The fund helps military families reconnect and heal through equine-assisted therapy and family retreats and provides scholarships to assist struggling families in making their child’s horse dreams come true.

Military Family Programs

Through Warrior Family Retreats, families of military personnel who have been deployed overseas can get away to the country for a weekend retreat and family healing time. Husbands and wives work with certified instructors and therapists to learn new horse and life skills and reconnect as loving partners. Children get the opportunity to share their deployment experiences with family therapists and enjoy stress-free, fun time with their parents. The program helps families address the transition challenges experienced by a soldier returning from a long separation and the realities of war. Learn more

Children’s Equestrian Scholarships

Parents facing the economic challenges of lost employment, single parenting, and other hardships want their child to have the same opportunities as other kids. They also want to feel that, despite their current challenges, they can provide and support a happy childhood.

Children wishing to participate in horsemanship and riding lessons, summer horse camps and special equestrian clinics and workshops can apply to receive partial or full scholarships to offset expenses. Learn more