Welcome to Victory Riding Academy (VRA)

Help us heal our community

VRA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has been utilizing the healing power of horses to enrich the lives of active duty Military, Veterans, Police, Fire, First Responders, their families and the community for the past 5 years. Each year, the number of people whose lives are affected by PTSD increases, and our services are needed more and more on a consistent basis. It is our mission to help improve the quality of life for students with equine-facilitated activities and help students persevere, overcome and conquer any of life’s challenges.

We cannot stand the thought of turning away individuals and families who need our services simply because it is too muddy, snowy or cold. Because of the increasing need for assistance in the local area, VRA has committed to renovating our property and building a new indoor riding arena so we can offer our programs not only on a consistent basis but year round.                                                        

In order to fulfill our mission and offer our programs on a consistent basis, help is needed to build an indoor arena. VRA is looking for monetary donations and companies to partner with us on this project by donating concrete, electrical, plumbing materials and labor.

We split the project up in two phases.  Below is the status of where we are with Phase I.  As you donate, the horse will get closer to the Phase I finish line.  So please donate and check back to watch him cross the finish line. 

Click here for information on Sponsoring a Pen or Shed!

Phase I started November 4,2017
Demolition was complete on November 4, 2017
Excavation started on November 20, 2017
Delivery of 3 new horse sheds December 9, 2017
Excavation finished December 11, 2017
Construction of new pens began on December 13, 2017
New pens & sheds are in place & horses are home
Cleaned up grading April 14, 2018
Aerated & spread 500 lbs of fertilizer & 250lbs of pasture seed April 28, 2018
Laid over 6,000 square yards of corrosion control blanket April 28th and 29th

Thank you to the following who have partnered with us to help complete this project.  We are truly Blessed.  Please support these amazing partners.

Ehrhart Griffin and Associates:  Donated a large part of engineering plans
City of Omaha:  For assisting with project

Logan Contractors:  Donated use of skid loader while ours is in the shop
Stan and Mary Kay Steyskal:  Made an in kind donation of temporary housing  for 6 horses of our horses during construction
Andrew and Jessica White:  Made an in kind donation of temporary housing  and feed for one of our horses during construction
Q3 construction:  Donated fill dirt, over 25 volunteers for demo,  demo equipment,  trucks to take debris to the dump
Sun Valley Landscaping: 
Removes compost from property on a regular basis, brought grapple and skid loader, assisted with demo
Doll Construction:  Donated over 2,000 yards of dirt and delivery
River city recycling:  Donated dump fees brought equipment and dumpster  to take final debris out, removed tree and final shed
TCB Trucking:  Donated over 3,000 yards of dirt and delivery, removed concrete from property
Ruff Grading:  Made in kind donation of the excavation of property to prepare for new pens and arena.
R.W. Engineering & Surveying, Inc.:  Donated survey of property for excavation
Commercial Seeding Contractors:  Installed silt fencing to reduce erosion during excavation
Boundaryline Surveys:  Donated a large portion of their services.
United Seeds Inc:  Donated a 50lb bag and discounted 6 bags of pasture seed

For a closer look click on image below!