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Hoof-It for Heroes

Hoof-It for Heroes is a 2.2-mile challenge to raise awareness of the 22 veterans and active military who die by suicide each day. The challenge begins on Sunday, November 5, and continues virtually for 22 days, ending on November 26.  An in-person 2.2-mile walk/run at EquiCenter on November 5 will launch the challenge. 


Nov. 5 I 11:11am I at EquiCenter

We will be hosting an inclusive in-person event to launch the 2.2-mile Hoof-it For Heroes beginning at 11:11 am on Sunday, November 5 at EquiCenter, in remembrance of when World War I came to an end at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. At the event, you will be able to walk or run 2.2 miles on our beautiful trails at EquiCenter! Humans only please, horses and dogs may take part virtually!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Ryan Elizabeth Shear at for more information.



Nov. 5 - 26 I Anytime I Anywhere


Or by any other means you choose: swim, bike, treadmill, wheelchair, stationary bike, rollerblade, the options are endless!

By signing up and committing to 2.2 miles, you will join participants from across the globe who want to provide veterans with a renewed sense of purpose. Complete your 2.2 miles at any time, anywhere, however you choose. The virtual challenge lasts from November 6th through the 27th. Share your participation on social media using the hashtags #HoofitForHeroes and #EquiCenter


Participants also have the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of EquiCenter. All proceeds benefit our veteran programming, including Mission Mustang®. 


Carrier Air Wing Five - USS Ronald Reagan

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan



Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Mission Mustang® Program:


In 2018, EquiCenter launched Mission Mustang® as part of our ongoing effort to help veterans heal from the physical and emotional scars of war. Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) are often hyper-vigilant of their surroundings and struggling to find purpose and mission. To help them integrate back into civilian society, we partnered with the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop Mission Mustang®, a national program that pairs veterans battling PTS with captive mustangs experiencing the same feelings of loss and anxiety. Under the guidance of professional mustang trainers, the veterans gentle the mustangs and - as they teach the horses and prepare them to find new homes – these same men and women find themselves.


Learn more about Mission Mustang© through the links below.

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