Welcome to Healing Strides of VA


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Celebrating 28 Years!

Healing Strides of VA (HSVA) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1991. We are located on 22 acres with 2 large pastures, 3 paddocks, a round pen, a large enclosed arena, and an outdoor arena. We have a professional staff, certified instructors, trained volunteers, and a herd of 20+ horses.

HSVA is the only Premier Accredited Center (PAC) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Riding Int’l (PATH) in the Roanoke Valley.

We are an Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy Program (EAAT) which includes Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), Equine Assisted Psychotherapy EAP, Hippotherapy, and several other programs related to equine therapies. Healing Strides of VA chooses to use the EAGALA Model as our primary model for EAP and EAL.

The Harry and Lavon Webb Arena officially opened in 2015. Our professional offices and therapy rooms are located in the Hannah’s House of Hope building. By enclosing the arena we now have approximately 20,000 SF under roof. We operate year round.

Healing Strides of VA is situated on 22 acres bordering Magadee Creek- just North of Boones Mill, 10 minutes South of Roanoke- Tanglewood Mall area. Healing Strides of VA operates year round. Come see us!

We need YOU! Ride, Volunteer, and Donate! Many opportunities are available in all areas!

Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Up close and personal!We offer the following programs & services:

  • Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship
  • Hippotherapy
  • Veterans Program and Drill Team
  • Mental Health and Education Program
  • Horsemanship Club
  • Forever Young-Seniors Riding Club
  • Mentoring
  • PATH Instructor In-Training
  • Community Service
  • Internships- Colleges and Universities
  • Able Body Riding/Horsemanship Skills
  • Educational Clinics/Workshops
  • Community Events and Fundraisers
  • Host to Ferrum College Equestrian Team and Club

Mission Statement
To promote wellness for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine assisted activities and therapies in a safe and supportive environment.


Certifications and Workshops

EAGALA Fundamentals 
July 17-21, 2019

EAGALA Advanced Skills
September 5-7, 2019



Stay Tuned for more –
Changing Lives…One Stride at a Time

Schooling Shows

Dressage Show Series
Prize List 2019
Practice your skills
Join our Horsemanship Club 

We have indoor and outdoor arenas



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by Elizabeth Davidson

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