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Announcement: All Public Services Benefit The Xena Project

Want to ride the simulator, haul your horse in to our top-level facility, or book a group event on our grounds, all while helping The Xena Project? Now, you can! ...

A volunteer from the Liberators Motorcycle Club leads a horse from the barn.

Roll Call: November 15th 2014

On Saturday, November 15th, The Xena Project was privileged to welcome veterans from the PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope for a privately sponsored group day.  Veterans rode the ...

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Presentation Available – Developing Riding Programs for Veterans with PTSD

Jan Shultis, Founder, The Xena Project, traveled to Baton Rouge, La. in August to present at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship’s Region 8 Conference. Slides from her presentation, “Developing ...

New at All Xena's Horses and The Xena Project

Fort Bend Herald 19OCT20141

Did you read your Sunday paper?

Thank you to the Fort Bend Herald for featuring The Xena Project ...
Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz salutes from aboard Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a visit to The Xena Project on October 1st, 2014.  Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, worked on balance, coordination, and posture during his session, funded by private donation from a Vietnam veteran.  Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

U.S. Marine, in the house!

The Xena Project was honored to welcome Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz ...
Wellness Day Flyer - October 25 2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th

Break out your notebooks, day planners, and calendars, and mark them for ...
Ms. Lou Hutchison, the youngest member of the San Jacinto Pony Club, rides the simulator during a visit to All Xena's Horses on June 22nd, 2014.  The fully interactive simulator is one of only a few in the U.S., and is also used for therapeutic work.  (Photo by Jan Shultis, All Xena's Horses / RELEASED).

RELEASED: Pony Club Members Ride Perfect Horse

PONY CLUB MEMBERS RIDE THE PERFECT HORSE By: All Xena’s Horses, LLC ...
Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!

As you hang with your horses today, keeping them calm during fireworks ...
Approximately 150 people attended the first Wellness Day, June 29th. Wellness Day is a recurring event held in west Houston by All Xena's Horses.  These events are dedicated to bringing healthcare practitioners and educational resources for people and animals to the local area in an easily accessible, family-friendly environment.  Learn more and see the schedule for upcoming events at xenahorse.com.

Photos: Wellness Day, June 29th 2014

Thank you to the approximately 150 guests, dozen exhibitors, and animals who ...

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It’s Official!

As of August 5th, 2014, The Xena Project is a recognized 501 (c ) 3 public charity. 

What does this mean?  It means that all donations to The Xena Project are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.  It means The Xena Project is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.

It means we have to keep the letter with this determination as part of our official records, which won’t be a challenge, because it’s going to be framed on our walls.

It means that now… now the real work of changing lives can begin.  With a huge grin and determined hearts, here we go!

With gratitude for your support, enthusiasm, and prayers,

Jan and The Team at The Xena Project

 

What does your signage say about you?

You can tell a lot about a place by the way it is constructed and organized. There is an entire professional field, in fact, dedicated to helping organizations create office and business spaces that increase productivity while enhancing team work and feelings of job satisfaction. It is quite telling what organizations choose to spend money and time on, and what they don’t.

You can tell a lot about All Xena’s Horses by how we are constructed, too.  If you haven’t stopped by our facility yet, here are a few signs to help guide your way when you do.  We hope they make you smile, because they certainly make us laugh! Laughter is important to us – whether you learned that through our signs or while spending time here, well, we work hard to ensure you know it.

Hope your week is off to a rollicking start!  Know yourself, know your horse, and always, always ride with joy.

- the Team at All Xena’s Horses

 

Roll call! Recent Visitors to The Xena Project

All Xena’s Horses regularly welcomes education-focused, faith-based, and veteran groups. Thank you all for your enthusiasm during time spent here.  We hope to see you again soon!

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In October, Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz visited The Xena Project.

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz salutes from aboard Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a visit to The Xena Project on October 1st, 2014.  Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, worked on balance, coordination, and posture during his session, funded by private donation from a Vietnam veteran.  Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz salutes from aboard Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a trip to The Xena Project, located west of Houston, Texas, on October 1st, 2014. Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, worked on balance, coordination, and posture during his session, funded by private donation from a Vietnam veteran. Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com. (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz salutes from aboard Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a trip to The Xena Project, located west of Houston, Texas, on October 1st, 2014. Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, worked on balance, coordination, and posture during his session, funded by private donation from a Vietnam veteran. Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com. (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz checks his riding position in the mirror while service dog Sonny looks on.  Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, rode Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a trip to The Xena Project, located west of Houston, Texas, on October 1st, 2014. Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com. (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

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In July 2014, we welcomed veterans from the PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope.

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Summer 2014 included the San Jacinto Pony Club, who saddled up Xena and learned a bit about therapeutic riding and developing therapeutic riding programs from Xena Project Founder Jan Shultis.  Read the press release from their visit, here.  They were followed by the Tejas Pony Club, who rode in September of 2014.

Ms. Lou Hutchison, the youngest member of the San Jacinto Pony Club, rides the simulator during a visit to All Xena's Horses on June 22nd, 2014.  The fully interactive simulator is one of only a few in the U.S., and is also used for therapeutic work.  (Photo by Jan Shultis, All Xena's Horses / RELEASED).

Ms. Lou Hutchison, the youngest member of the San Jacinto Pony Club, rides the simulator during a visit to All Xena’s Horses on June 22nd, 2014. The fully interactive simulator is one of only a few in the U.S., and is also used for therapeutic work. (Photo by Jan Shultis, All Xena’s Horses / RELEASED).

Members of the San Jacinto Pony Club and their parents stretch before riding the simulator during a visit to All Xena's Horses on June 22nd, 2014.  Their visit also included a discussion of therapeutic riding, and how the simulator plays a vital role in the therapeutic programs offered at the facility.  (Photo by Leslie Fan, San Jacinto Pony Club / RELEASED).

Members of the San Jacinto Pony Club and their parents stretch before riding the simulator during a visit to All Xena’s Horses on June 22nd, 2014. Their visit also included a discussion of therapeutic riding, and how the simulator plays a vital role in the therapeutic programs offered at the facility. (Photo by Leslie Fan, San Jacinto Pony Club / RELEASED).

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Winter 2013 included visits by noble gentlemen such as the Duncavage brothers and Frank Ellis.  Zachary and Luke Duncavage are helping us evaluate our program from a volunteer perspective; Zack was commissioned this year into the United States Marine Corps from the United States Naval Academy, while Luke is entering his final year at the United States Air Force Academy.  Frank Ellis, a Navy veteran and board member for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Houston Chapter, has been vital in consulting on facility access issues, and helping us build relationships in the Houston community.

2nd Lt. Zachary Duncavage, USMC, left, handles mascot Xena during a visit to All Xena's Horses with brother Luke, right, currently finishing his last year at the United States Air Force Academy.

2nd Lt. Zachary Duncavage, USMC, left, handles mascot Xena with brother Luke, right, currently finishing his last year at the United States Air Force Academy, during a visit to All Xena’s Horses to close out 2013. Learn more about The Xena Project, an outreach initiative for veterans, by veterans, at xenahorse.com. (Photo by Jan Shultis, All Xena’s Horses / RELEASED)

Frank Ellis, Board Member, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Houston Chapter, meets Xena and crew during a visit to All Xena's Horses, LLC to consult on facility accessibility in late 2013.  Learn more about The Xena Project, an outreach initiative for veterans, by veterans, at xenahorse.com (Photo by Jan Shultis, All Xena's Horses / RELEASED)

Frank Ellis, Board Member, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Houston Chapter, meets Xena and crew during a visit to All Xena’s Horses, LLC to consult on facility accessibility in late 2013. Learn more about The Xena Project, an outreach initiative for veterans, by veterans, at xenahorse.com (Photo by Jan Shultis, All Xena’s Horses / RELEASED)

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