Horses Help Heroes

P.O Box 4271

Crofton, MD 21114




Horses Help Heroes runs their programs out of locations in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.  

Great Escape Stables located in Bowie, MD is a 25 acres property with an indoor arena.  This allows the program for to run year round regardless of weather.  Great Escape provides riding instruction as well ground training for our veterans and their families.   

Horses Help Heroes is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to making positive change in the lives of disabled veterans, their families and families who have lost loved ones while serving on active duty. We offer a variety of equine-related programs at no cost to our veterans and families.

Horses Help Heroes

  "Returning freedom to those who fought for ours"

Call Today! ​240-696-1732

Horses Help Heroes runs many of its programs at the Hope and Serenity Equestrian Center and Farm Sanctuary located in Nokesville Va.  Hope and Serenity  is a 501(c)(3)  sanctuary whose primary mission is to provide a top quality permanent home for special needs horses and farm animals.   The barn provides for their medical, physical and emotional needs while allowing them to live out their life in comfort and care.

Elizabeth Farina, HHH Equine Specialist

Elizabeth is an avid professional equestrian, with many competitive awards including USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals for achievements at the highest levels of dressage.  Elizabeth combines her passion for riding with a love of teaching.  Elizabeth focuses on teaching whole horsemanship instead of just riding drills, developing confidence, empathy, composure, and strength in her students.

Based out of her own Clarity Riding school, Elizabeth and partner Lauren Umlandt are pleased to collaborate with Horses Help Heroes to provide in depth services to veterans and their families.  Elizabeth graduated cum laude with a BS in equine science from University of New Hampshire and holds an equine coaching certificate from the IEF.