Horses & Heroes Event Recap

On Saturday, September 28, The Unbridled Heroes Project, in partnership with Backpacks For Life, hosted a great event, Heroes & Horses BBQ. The community came together to enjoy free food and drinks, provided by Natoli’s Deli, while learning about the amazing work being done at the stable.

    Founded by Mark and Amy Steppe, the Unbridled Heroes Project rescue abused horses and rehabilitate both the horses and veterans using equine-assisted therapy. Together, veterans learn how to properly train and care for a horse while the horses regain their trust in humans again.

    The event started at 3:00pm where everyone was also free to shop at various tables. Kevin Henry, a resident in Allendale, NJ, carves and creates knives, hiking sticks, and decorative wood and antlers out of firewood by hand. Love MAM Jewelry had a table full of amazing handcrafted jewelry that was made by Meagan Alana McCarthy. Other tables carried framed photographs of the horses, which were taken by the team at The Unbridled Heroes Project. Most of the proceeds will be donated to their rehabilitation program.

As the event went on until 8:00pm, families and children were able to meet the horses and watch them graze on hay/grass or poke their head over the fence to meet all of the participants. There were also outdoor games for children to play and live music performed by two talented bands.

Thank you again to the community for coming out and celebrating the amazing work Amy and Mark Steppe does at The Unbridled Heroes Project!  

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