2nd Annual Open House/DEMO (Spring 2015 – June 14th)

March 30th, 2015


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OPEN HOUSE – Come Visit the Farm, Meet the Herd & See The Horses In Action!

LIVE DEMOS – Showing EAGALA Model EAP Services for
Veterans, At Risk Youth & Bereaved Children
(Hillsborough, NJ – Somerset County)

Crafts. Games. Bake Sale. PRIZES. Face-painting. Live Music from Gina Leigh and Danny Rongo! Food Catering Truck. Parking/Restrooms. HORSE DEMOS…And MORE!

FUND RAISER – This demo is an annual event held in the late Spring to display how Horses are helping trauma survivors cope.  We are fundraising to cover our EAP programming costs which provides sessions free of charge to Veterans with PTSD-TBI-MST, At Risk Youth Teens and Children in Bereavement.   This event is the ONE TIME during the year where the public is invited to the facility and meet the horses – all other visits must be scheduled with an appointment. Spring Reins of Life is an EAGALA Model certified program, a public charity 501c3 nonprofit and currently run by volunteers. Your support is what we provide services with. Thank You.

Sunday, June 14th, 1pm-6pm ET
*Horse/EAP Demos:
2pm (Intro), 230pm (Veterans), 330pm (At Risk Youth) & 5pm (Children’s Grief)

Spring Reins of Life, Inc. – at Foxx Creek Farm

281 Longhill Road Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

EAP can address the following (and with the assistance of horses it can be done in far less time than traditional therapy sessions):  Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, PTSD, Marital issues, Communication breakdowns, Family dysfunction, defiance, behavioral management, self-confidence, RAD, sexual trauma and much more…

The Core Mission of Spring Reins of Life is to serve Veterans and their Families (PTSD, TBI, MST and secondary PTSD), At Risk / High Risk Youth (Teens), and Bereaved Children. All of whom are moderate to severe trauma survivors who either do not want to or simply cannot – “talk about it”.  All sessions are provided free of charge in a group format (or at very low cost) dependent upon available funding. All donations made to Spring Reins of Life are tax deductible.

*RAND Report (as of 2010) 23 suicides per day with our veterans. This is nearly one per hour! Many states are not required to report and this is 5 years old now, we fear the actual number per day is much higher. Solutions needed today, not tomorrow. Spring Reins of Life is the first EAP program in New Jersey to earn the EAGALA Military Services Provider Certificate. Help us to help save lives. HORSES SAVE LIVES OF VETERANS (Without “Talking About It”).


Who Should Attend:
Mental Health Professionals, Rx Psychiatrists, Educational Consultants, Social Workers, Case Managers, Parents, Teachers, Adults, Children, Couples, Families, and Philanthropists! Anyone who is even mildly interested in how horses can alleviate many of the issues we face in this every increasing complex world…ALL ARE WELCOME!


This free demonstration in NJ is designed to introduce our equine assisted services to Somerset / Hunterdon Counties. Anyone who is interested in learning more about how horses can help us solve problems and overcome obstacles is encouraged to attend. SRoL is an EAGALA certified program and we want to illustrate how EAP can offer a direct path to success and personal coping skills for At Risk (and High Risk) Youth, Veterans with PTS, TBI, MST, Families of Veterans, Bereaved Children and Sustance Abuse Recovery.

Did you ever think that the missing links to solving some of life’s most complex problems just might come from…a HORSE?

We offer an annual open house event where we can give a live demonstration of EAP and EAL services. This is a fast growing field with marked results, yet because of its new-ness many people are unaware of how it works and why it is so effective. ‘Seeing is Believing’, therefore we offer demonstrations to show the horses in action and also to allow interested parties to experience this innovative approach to solving problems; creatively, effectively, and quickly. So if you are curious, come see what the horses have to offer!

Rain or shine – we have an indoor arena so either way we will begin at 1:00pm ET. Suggested to wear comfortable clothing (bring layers) and NO open toed shoes (no sandals, flip flops, etc). No Riding is Involved – No Horse Experience Necessary.

Spring Reins of Life is the first and currently the only EAGALA program in New Jersey to earn the “Military Services Provider Certificate”.

Spring Reins of Life completed a 10 week pilot contract with The NJJJC providing EAP to the incarcerated youth in Jamesburg NJ at the NJTS (New Jersey Training School – for Boys). We hope this work can continue into 2015…

  • Food Catering Truck on Grounds
  • Ample Parking
  • Live Band / Music (Gina Leigh & Danny Rongo)
  • Fun Prizes
  • Games
  • Handmade Crafts
  • Family Friendly
  • Face-painting
  • Donations in any amount welcomed
  • Used Tack & Apparel Drive (if you have good used tack, please bring it! – we can trade for supplies)
  • Meet our Horses
  • 4 Live EAP Demonstrations
    • Introduction to EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy – EAGALA Model) – Approx 2:00pm
    • EAP and Veterans – Approx 2:30pm
    • EAP and At Risk/High Risk Youth – Approx 3:30pm
    • EAP and Childhood Bereavement – Approx 5:00pm

*The EAGALA Model is growing! Over 400% in past 3 years world-wide! (EAGALA = Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association).  To date over 4500 members with over 600 programs running  in ALL 50 USA states and over 49 countries around the world. For more information on EAGALA see: www.eagala.org

The EAGALA Model is based on four tenets:
1. A Team Approach (Mental Health Professional, Equine Specialist and Horse(s)).
2. Solution Focused Experiential model (we believe our clients have their own best answers).
3. Code of Ethics (both followed and enforced).
4. Ground Focused (all activities are un-mounted / no riding is allowed).

More information:


Please RSVP or for more information/directions you can call us at: 347-886-2798
or email us at:  info@springreinsoflife.org

Demo is FREE! Donations are accepted and appreciated. Fundraiser event on premises.  We would love to meet you! Tell and/or bring a friend!  HOPE TO SEE YA THERE!


Courier News-Home News Tribune-MyCentralNJ on 3/3/15
NJ.com/HorseNews on 2/17/15
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A 501c3 Public Charity, founded in 2012.

Spring Reins of Life – constant funding is needed based on the growing demand/holding list for EAP services among Veterans with PTSD and At Risk Youth. All Donations are tax deductible at:  www.springreinsoflife.org
SPRING REINS of LIFE, Horses – Humans & Healing (501c3)

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