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Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center Inc. is a 501(c)3- not for profit organization.

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center's (FETC) mission is to offer equine-assisted therapeutic and educational activities (EAAT) to help improve physical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with disabilities in a family-friendly recreational and educational environment. FETC offers its program to people with disabilities regardless of race, creed or financial need.


Aaron and Fred (C)2014, Purposeful Productions, Inc.FAITH EQUESTRIAN THERAPEUTIC CENTER is pleased to announce our screening event 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 THE MARS THEATRE in Springfield on Veterans’ Day, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11TH @ 7PM. Tickets for this event (which includes the screening, Q & A and finger foods, are available for $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at www.marstheatre.com or at Springfield City Hall M-F 8AM - 4:30PM (all proceeds to benefit Faith Equestrian’s veteran riding program.)

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.

For more information on our riding center please contact:

Bonnie Rachael at: 912-728-3728 or bonnierachael1293@gmail.com

For more information on RIDING MY WAY BACK please visit: www.ridingmywayback.com

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