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Founder's Vision

I consider myself very blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to combine both of my passions, children and horses together. To find your purpose in life, to do what you were created to do, and to actually get the opportunity to do it rather than just dream about it is amazing!


It is all making sense to me now as I look back over the years and through Gods grace He revealed to me why I have such a  passion for this therapeutic riding program.  My Father was paralyzed from the chest down when he was 38 yrs old. Doctors told him that he would never walk again. My Dad refused to believe the doctors report and through the next 11 years I saw that man fight to walk again. Even though he did not have any feeling from the chest down, he re-taught himself how to walk again. Watching my dad fight and struggle each and everyday to take a step instilled in me the drive to help children and adults labeled with special needs, to push the boundaries set upon them. I want to give them a chance to escape the clinical therapies and just have fun while strengthening muscles and building in them a hope, that one day they will be all that God has created them to be.


Through God's wisdom and grace he has equipped me with a gift to reach out to children and adults, gently pushing them out of their comfort zone of complacency, defying those boundaries set by medical doctors. Instilling in them that they have control of their destiny, if they only have FAITH and just BELIEVE!


Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center has opened our riding program to all that want to come and experience the special bond that comes from being with a horse. No matter what your special needs may be, through God’s grace and guidance we are equipped to help you along your walk through life’s journey. Whether they are spiritual, mental or physical disabilities, we are ready for you to come and experience life to its fullest! 


Let me challenge you come out and experience all that Victory Reins has to offer, by stopping out to visit us, exploring our many volunteer opportunities or by sending in a donation so we can continue to provide these services to special needs children and adults. Remember you can make a difference if you only BELIEVE!


Blessings to you!

Sandy Michalewicz

Founder and Director of Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center

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