RIding My Way Back Home-FILM PREMIERE

RIding My Way Back Home-FILM PREMIERE

13 Nov 2014



12:00 am

Located at: Yavapai College

Horses with Heart and West Yavapai Guidance Clinic are pleased to announce our screening of RIDING MY WAY BACK. The new award winning, short documentary about the powerful healing of therapeutic riding for a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury will be screened at Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, Building #4 Room 102 on Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for your donation and reservations may be made in advance at 928.533.9178 or info@hwhonline.org. Donation suggested

RIDING MY WAY BACK, a short documentary, chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the invisible wounds of war that nearly defeated him.

Producers and directors, Oscar Nominee Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum and Richie Goldman have launched an ambitious program; THE RIDING MY WAY BACK FILM PROJECT. Engaging PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) centers nationwide the film will be screened at riding centers, universities, and mental health centers simultaneously during Veteran’s Week 2014. While RIDING MY WAY BACK had its premiere at the GI Film Festival 2014 in May of this year, and won THE FOUNDERS’ CHOICE AWARD, the producers of the film are looking at VETERAN’S WEEK 2014 as their national launch, premiering the movie at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, and at over 75 Equine Centers across the country.

An “Open Ranch Day” will be held at Horses with Heart, Sunday November 16th from 11:00 am through 2:00 pm for the public and veterans/Veteran’s service organization are urged to attend. If you have always wanted to tour the ranch and see what we do-this is the last opportunity for 2014! Join us and meet the instructors, staff and volunteers, have a snack, pet the pony and join us if you’d like for the last of our educational programs. Running from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Animal Disaster Preparedness & the Mounted Officer Training Association Presentation
This is the last of 6 education programs in the series for 2014 and you may joins us in learning what to do with animals large and small during a disaster, where to evacuate if need be and how.

For more information on our riding center please contact:

info@hwhonline.org 928.533.9178


Event Category:
Cost: FREE
Organization: Horses with Heart & West Yavapai Guidance Clinic


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