Healing Strides of Virginia

We offer the following programs & services




Staff - Betsy Osborne


Betsy is a Roanoke native who began volunteering at the Roanoke Valley Therapeutic Riding Program at the age of 14. She grew up riding Hunter/Jumpers in Bedford and spending as much time around horses as possible! After following her older sister to the University of Virginia, Betsy spent summers teaching horseback riding at summer camps and continuing to volunteer at the Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy program. Upon completing her B.A. in History and Government, Betsy returned to Roanoke and decided to look up RVTRP and found that it was now Healing Strides of Virginia! She resumed volunteering in the spring of 2012 and began the process of becoming a PATH Int’l Instructor through the Mentoring Program at Healing Strides of VA the following winter. She completed her certification in June 2013 and is excited to work with the amazing riders and volunteers at Healing Strides!




Healing Strides of VA | 672 Naff Road | PO Box 456 | Boones Mill, VA 24065 | 540-334-5825 | info@healingstridesofva.org