The Xena Project - Overview

Help us reach 500 veterans in 2015

Today, December 2nd, is “Giving Tuesday.”  On this day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to ...

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 ...

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Thank you, KHOU Ch. 11!

Reporter Len Cannon visited The Xena Project during Thanksgiving week to meet ...
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Thank you, Fort Bend Herald!

Thank you to the Fort Bend Herald for sharing The Xena Project ...
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Welcome to the world, baby goats

Earlier this year, The Xena Project welcomed a small herd of goats ...
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Welcome, Tony Llama

This week, The Xena Project welcomed one very distinguished new resident – ...
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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 ...
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Did you read your Sunday paper?

Thank you to the Fort Bend Herald for featuring The Xena Project ...

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U.S. Marine, in the house!

The Xena Project was honored to welcome Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz on October 1st.  Schulz, who suffered Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, rode most of his session at the canter, a personal goal and a “first” for him.  Schulz’s session was privately funded by a Vietnam veteran.

Thank you, Steven, for your service!

 

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 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 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)

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)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th

Break out your notebooks, day planners, and calendars, and mark them for Saturday, October 25th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at All Xena’s Horses!

Our next Wellness Day is expanding quickly, and we are looking forward to welcoming even more folks than during the first.  Highlights include:

  • FREE fitness and yoga classes throughout the day
  • Riding simulator demonstrations
  • Family portraits in our fall or Christmas-themed settings, or in a natural location around the property.  Bring your horses and dogs, and get “holiday card photo” checked off your “to-do” list!
  • Click here for a complete vendor list.

You’ll work up an appetite, no doubt, just in time to help The Xena Project and enjoy a delicious lunch at the same time!  We’re celebrating our 501(c)3 status by fundraising, and appreciate your support.  A benefit BBQ will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m..  $10 a plate, and all proceeds go directly to help veterans into the saddle.

See you on Saturday, October 25th!

Click here to download Wellness Day flyer (pdf).

Wellness Day Flyer - October 25 2014

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