DAR members learn about Equestrian Center

The William Taylor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution enjoyed a visit at its February meeting from Lynn Owen of Amelia, Program Director of Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center. Owen, a registered nurse and forensic nurse examiner, explained how the center meets the special needs of veterans in Central Virginia through equine-assisted activities such as therapeutic riding.

The center, which is located in Powhatan County, provides organized activities for veterans on an average of three days a month. Participants benefit from games, like basketball and cornhole on horseback, as well as exercises and therapeutic riding. All activities benefit cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of participating veterans.

Organized privately in the early 2000s, the Center has since become incorporated and is run by a Board of Directors with considerable volunteer help. The Center receives no government assistance and operates on charitable donations. You can find out more about Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center online at www.LDEquestrian.com or on Facebook at Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization. It is dedicated to promoting patriotism and supporting veterans who have given so much of themselves in defense of the United States.