Veterans & First Responders Program

Become a Rider

Become a rider in our Veterans program through New Heights or your local VA office. Click below to apply to become a rider through New Heights or locate and contact your local veterans affairs office.


Thanks to our generous donors, Military Veterans and First Responders that participate in our program are on scholarship, and receive life changing equine therapy at no cost to them! Become a New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center donor to help make a difference in the lives of our Veterans and First Responders today!


a group of female and male military veterans that uses New Height Therapeutic Riding's rider services

New Heights is proud to offer a program for our Military Veterans and First Responders. This program is provided to Military Veterans and First Responders free of charge thanks to generous donations from supporters such as the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. Our ten week program is designed to meet rider’s personal goals and to help them reach their full potential. We begin with groundwork of basic horse care. As the program continues, they will build to independence and trust with "their" horses.. By week ten, veterans form bonds with “their” horses and volunteer mentors. Many of our alumni have returned to New Heights as volunteers in this program, a real testament to its success.

Want to see the Veterans program in action?

Click the button on the right to see riders, therapists, and our horses in session.

New Heights Therapeutic Riding is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Folsom, Louisiana right outside of New Orleans. We help people who have physical, cognitive, and emotional difficulties reach their full potential through equine therapy.



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Address: 82302 Holliday Road
Folsom, LA 70437

Phone Number: (985) 796-4600    


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