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Drill Team

BraveHearts' Drill Team

In 2010, a mounted drill team composed of veterans was formed at BraveHearts.  Since their inception, the BraveHearts’ drill team has done presentations both locally and nationally. In 2011, at the invitation of actor Wiliam Shatner and his wife, Liz, the veterans performed in front of a cheering audience at the Junior League Horse Show in Lexington, KY.  Their performances in 2012 included flag presentations at the Harvard, IL, Milk Days horse show, the Midwest Renegades Drill Team “Our World of Horses” annual benefit show, and the Illinois Equestrian Special Olympics.

The drill team provides independent riders an outlet in which to progress in their riding and horse handling skills while experiencing the camaraderie of other veterans.  They meet on Friday evenings at the BraveHearts farm of Harvard where they practice working together with their horses to perform the precision maneuvers of their routine.



Our Partners

 American Airlines     •    American Hippotherapy Association    •     Aurora Vet Center    •        Becca’s Legacy    •     Canine Companions        Capt. James Lovell VA Hospital    •    Department of Children and Family Services         Division of Specialized Care for Children     •    DuPage County Vet Center  •  Easter Seals    •     Experience Works    •    Families of the Fallen    •   Fort Sheridan First Calvary      Goldie B. Floberg Center    
                  The Gracie Center   Hines VA      Illinois Joining Forces      •  Illinois National Guard     •      Jesse Brown VA Hospital    •    Lake-McHenry County Veterans' Initiative     •    Madison VA Outpatient Clinic             McHenry County Adult Program    •   McHenry County College    •    McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission   •     Midwest Center for the Blind  Milwaukee VA Hospital     •   The Mission Continues                  Mustang Heritage Foundation     •    National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification   •       North Boone School District      •     Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association     •    Oak Park Vet Center  
 Operation Support Our Troops     •   OSCAR Mikes • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl.      •    PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes  Provider Connections     •   PEAK Construction   •    Pioneer Center     Presence Saint Anne            Provider Connections     •    Regional Access and Mobilization Project    •       Regional Alternative School, Winnebago County     •    Rockford Career College    •     Rockford Passages Hospice          Rockford VA Outpatient Clinic   •    Rock Valley College     Salute, Inc.    Saint Coletta's of Illinois          Seguin Services, Inc.    •     Senior Community Services Employment Program                                                    Special Education District of McHenry County       •   Special Olympics of Illinois         Starlight Foundation       The Heart of a Marine Foundation    •    William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show                        Wounded Warriors