Who We Are
Shamrock Reins is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization formed February 10, 2014 to provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their Families, and the Families of Fallen Heroes.
Our Military Service Members, First Responders, and their Families make significant sacrifices for the freedom and safety we are fortunate to have in the USA. Shamrock Reins believes we have an obligation and responsibility to take care of and give back to our Service Members and their Families by helping them reintegrate back into civilian life, by providing comfort, and by helping them heal through various beneficial services and activities. We must not forget that their Families and the Families of Fallen Heroes have made significant sacrifices for our country and we must also take care of them. Shamrock Reins will provide services for all of these remarkable Men, Women, and their Families to offer support and comfort through the amazing healing power of our Horses.
Military Personnel return home post deployment with various injuries both physical and emotional. Types of injuries suffered by Veterans and Military Personnel include, but are not limited to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Traumatic Brain Injury, Amputations, Paralysis, Chronic Muscle and Nerve Pain, Traumatic Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, and MST (Military Sexual Trauma). Both suicide and homelessness rates are on the rise amongst Veterans. Re-integrating back into society is very difficult. Our Veterans, Military Service Members, and their Families struggle to adjust and cope. Likewise our First Responders experience many of the same injuries and challenges. Our Horses can help.
Everyone can interact with a Horse. Horses are perceptive, responsive, and loving. They do not judge. By interacting with a Horse our Veterans and Military Service Members will be able to form a unique relationship that will assist them with the physical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis. Equine assisted activities and therapies literally changes lives. Many Veterans who have participated in equine activities have stated the horses saved their lives.
To learn more about EAAT (Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies) click here.
Providing EAAT services requires a high degree of responsibility and professionalism in order to ensure safety and promote optimal outcomes. Shamrock Reins will implement and operate according to the industry’s standards established by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).
Services for our Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their Families and the Families of Fallen Heroes will be provided at no cost to them. Shamrock Reins relies on public donations to support these programs. Please click here to show your support for our Heroes and to support these needed programs.
Shamrock Reins is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN# 46-4767188.
Donations to Shamrock Reins are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Shamrock Reins may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.