Crusaders Equestrian Team

    

                       Crusaders Equestrian Team   

Home of Colorado's Family Equestrian Team! 

About Us

The Crusaders Equestrian Team is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which uses a number of resources to help our country’s veterans. We have a cowgirl’s veteran resource list which pairs volunteers and veterans together to help solve the issues which are affecting our veterans’ lives. Another resource we utilize is our horses. Through equine events and activities we focus on veterans dealing with PTSD among other life altering events. While veterans are our main focus, we are also involved in providing peace and unconditional love to those battling cancer, from childhood cancer through those of old age with cancer or those having survived cancer. We help with everything from fundraising to research. Finally, as Crusaders, we believe in educating today’s youth about suicide and bullying prevention. Our Rodeo Royalty is an excellent way to be inspirational role models for today’s society. The Rodeo Royalty will attend Grand Entry’s and Parade’s throughout Colorado and Wyoming, to promote our programs and the “pay it forward” way of believing. Our organization encourages teamwork between all of our programs.


The Crusaders Rodeo Royalty Program- We believe in the potential of young women.  Our program is designed to teach young women to model the concepts of loyalty, integrity, honesty and hard work which are part of a horse's natural being.  We encourage hope, healing, love and acceptance through the love of a horse by offering hands-on horsemanship; from grooming and ground work to riding and competing. The team is expected to participate in all the programs that help others. 


The Valor for Veterans Program serves to honor veterans and enhance their quality of life. Our Cowgirls Veteran Resource list is a fantastic way of connecting veterans with those in their communities, willing to; help them with whatever issues they may need help with. Do you have a skill or a desire to help our veterans? If so, click here and complete the Google doc form. We are grateful to each and every one of you who can help in any way. Through our equine program, we seek to provide a peaceful, refreshing, and positive farm environment, This creates building blocks that bond veterans, volunteers, and horses. Our horses are used as a living tool to facilitate well-being for those struggling with PTSD, mental health issues, and those suffering from combat injuries . . . both physical and emotional.

Crusaders Teal Trotters is a program created for ovarian cancer sufferers and survivors as a much needed distraction. It allows them to enjoy the moment and eases the focus of worry and angst over their condition. We understand that the mental challenges can often be as overwhelming as the physical ones. We believe horses can help participants cope with stress and reduce anxiety, depression, and even PTSD symptoms. Winston Churchill once said, “[T]here is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”

 

Updated November 2017