They dedicate themselves to the organization in order to ensure every decision and operation optimally benefits the veterans!
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM CONSTANTLY WORKS BEHIND THE SCENES TO ENSURE THE PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES BENEFIT OUR HEROES IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.
"My grandfather was a WWII veteran, and I always admired his bravery and sense of honor. As a young man, I wanted to be just like him and join the services, but life took me in another direction, requiring me to help run the family business, and support the rest of my family. I never lost my desire to provide meaningful service to my country and to those actually fighting in wars, so in my grandfather's honor, I want to provide the veterans with any opportunity and service I can." Riding practically from birth, Trey began fox hunting when he was six and began competing in horse shows when he was seven. Trey & his horse, Maximilian, earned USEF Zone
“All I want to do is pay back or say thank you in some small way for our veterans. I have always been taught to help those who cannot help themselves. Many of my friends that have returned from serving this great country have needed a little help. For me, this is the best way to help them. I have seen the way people interact with horses and know that it is getting them to a better place." Pearson Allen is the Director of Warhorses for Heroes and co-founder along with his best friend Trey Lawson. For the last five years, he has taught English at Saint Benedict in Cordova, TN. Before that he worked for the Non-profit Peer Power;
“Horses have been in my life since before I could walk, so their healing powers are obvious to me. When I got the opportunity to help build an organization with such a great mission, that partnered horses with our veterans in need, I poured my heart and soul into it.” Both of Rachel’s grandfathers served in WWII, and it was recently uncovered that her paternal grandfather led secret religious services for the other prisoners of war he was captured with in Germany. Such bravery and selflessness inspired Rachel to give back to all those who have fought for freedom. Rachel is currently a research scientist in the Center for Advanced Genome Engineering at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. She received
Col Robert Haste served on both active duty and in the United States Army Reserve for over 30 years. His assignments include two combat tours, first during Operation Desert Storm and most recently in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where he served as the Operations Officer (J3) of Joint Sustainment Command – Afghanistan. He has served in a variety of leadership positions and has just recently retired after 30 years of service. Col Haste is a graduate of the US Army War College, of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine corps command and staff colleges and the US Army Logistics Executive Development Course. He holds a master’s degrees in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, a master’s
“Spending time with horses has been one of the most healing activities in my life and as an adult, I have been vastly interested in how psychologists can use the equine in their practices. My grandfather was a radio carrier in Iwo Jima in WWII, so the mission of WarHorses for Heroes is so very close to my heart. I am just thrilled to be involved and lend my time for our organization.” Ever since her first ride at the age of 7 on Lacy, the paint horse with big floppy ears, Sara Beth has been one of those “horse crazy girls.” From childhood growing pains to adult stresses, Sara Beth touts that riding horses has kept her sane throughout