Veteran Programs

EquiCenter Veteran Programs and News

EquiCenter offers a variety of programs to veterans and seeks to create a welcoming community for individuals to achieve relief from some of their wounds, both seen and unseen. More information about each of our programs can be found on our program pages.

Below you can find news and updates about program offerings for veterans and how you or someone you know can join our community. 

Farming Workshops
& Classes

Get your hands dirty with our farm staff and guest horticulture experts. Plan, plant and maintain vegetable fields and learn why gardening is a great way to achieve health and happiness. You will be able to use the farming skills you learn at home. Each session includes group discussion, hands-on instruction, farm-to-table cooking class and community lunch:

Veteran Farming & Wellness Classes: Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm

Advanced Vocational Training Classes: Fridays, 10 am-2 pm

Interested in Joining a Class?

Contact Dr. Paul Dougherty at the VA

(585) 463-2674 or the EquiCenter (585) 624-7772

Coffee & Canines

Location: EquiCenter Farm

Interested in improving your relationship with your personal dog and exploring new ways to approach training? Join us for coffee and doughnuts at our monthly Coffee & Canines meeting to enjoy a casual discussion on all things dogs! Whether working on self-training a service animal or enjoying your companion pet, this event is a great opportunity to share your successes and troubleshoot challenges in a positive, judgment-free setting. The trainer led discussion will be accompanied by EquiCenter therapy dogs that will be available to demonstrate relevant techniques and methods that are easily translated to your pup back home!


NOTE: This meeting is not a training event. We love dogs, but please do not bring personal animals to this discussion. 


Questions: Devan Blazey at (585) 624-7772

Cooking with Heroes

Location: EquiCenter Farm

Join us for our next Cooking with Heroes Class, taught by Air Force veteran Chef Ellen, This class is open to any veteran. Chef Ellen will engage participants in some fun as we prepare and cook a healthy meal and then everyone will enjoy lunch together. Please register, space is limited!

Refer a veteran to the EquiCenter

To refer a veteran to EquiCenter or for more more information about joining any of EquiCenter's veteran programs, including Heroes and Horses, Mission Mustang, Cooking with Heroes, Harvested by Heroes, canine intervention and more, please contact:


EquiCenter exists to foster the personal growth and individual achievement of children and adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, and their families using a wide range of therapeutic equestrian and related programs. 

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3247 Rush Mendon Road

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

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