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, a Mental Health, Learning, and Coaching dedicated building, 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.
Adjacent to the Harry and Lavon Webb area is the MHLC building, a dedicated space for this program. It houses two offices, the feed room for our horses, four additional stalls with small turnout, and a covered arena.
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 would love to give you a tour!