Helping Veterans Transform Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth

From the outside, what we do appears simple. We rescue horses and we rescue veterans. But the truth is, it's so much more than that... We give our service men and women the opportunity to heal, regain control, and live with purpose - so they can return to the lives they fought to protect. 


We believe the second step of healing is serving.

H.O.O.V.E.S. Alumni are now living on purpose and sharing their 

passions with the community by supporting civilians on their growth & healing journey through community classes.  


Proceeds raised from these classes help sponsor veterans through

 retreats. Join us at the Retreat Center for rage painting, pen crafting, and more!



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My H.O.O.V.E.S. retreat has given me a new take on life, and helped me not want to take my own 

Harry, U.S. Navy

Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

10 out of every 12 veterans who attend a H.O.O.V.E.S. Retreat report they no longer have thoughts of suicide.

In 2019 our alumni reported an 80% improvement in emotional numbing and a 44% reduction in substance coping. 

Watch Us On The Veteran's Channel


This 45 minute episode filmed by The Veterans Channel takes you right inside one of our veteran retreats!

The History of H.O.O.V.E.S.

This program was created for veterans by a veteran. Learn the amazing story of how the organization came to be all that it is today. 

Are you ready for your moment?


Hear first hand about the power of H.O.O.V.E.S. from alumni Nick Mielke and his wife Alicia.