From the dream of a young person 30 years ago, was born an idea. An idea that horses could help bring healing to people with physical and cognitive differences. An idea that would take root in our community of fellow equestrians, uniting many with the love of horses.
Executive Director Ruth Menor began Vinceremos in the back yard of a friend's home shortly after graduating from Florida State University. With her degree in therapeutic recreation, she wanted to help people, but was unsatisfied with the constraints of a typical office environment. She began with one client and one horse, believing that if she could bring the healing power of horses to just one person, she could help change lives.
As the program began to grow and expand, Ruth moved her non-profit to its current location in Loxahatchee, directly behind Palms West Hospital. Vinceremos pursued accreditation from PATH(Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), formerly NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) and has since earned premier accreditation with the organization. Construction on the current stables and offices was completed in 2000, and Vinceremos has grown exponentially since that time.
In 2012, Vinceremos opened a 45,500 square foot arena with stalls. The arena provides shelter to our riders and allows us to reach more of our community by offering evening riding. Phase II of the Cover Our Kids campaign will include therapy rooms and private offices in which to meet with clients prior to the start of a lesson.
If you are interested in learning even more about Vinceremos, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org