For the past few years, we have become close with Jennifer O’Neill, founder of Hope & Healing At Hillenglade. You will remember Jennifer from the many Cosmopolitan Magazine covers she graces as a highly sought after model, or from her roles in many movies.
Hear from Jen –
Animals, especially horses, have been my passion since I was a child. They inspired my imagination in books and movies, and when I finally met a horse in real life, we tore like the wind across open fields together, then snuggled in the barn while I shared all my hopes and dreams. It was during those magical times that I discovered what deep healing powers and unconditional love all animals offer us… It’s their nature.
I started working at fifteen to buy a horse of my own, and I’ve had the pleasure of their company ever since. From my Equine Breeding Program to showing the “A” Circuit, caring for my fanciful array of dogs, cats and other fury-four-legged friends has been a life-long commitment.
And now, what a pleasure it is to share our HILLENGLADE Farm, as well as all of the animals here, with Veterans, Service Military and their families who have given so much to protect our freedoms!
Having been born into a Military family, I personally know about some of the sacrifices our Veterans have made on our behalf. NOW IT’S OUR TURN TO GIVE BACK! The invisible enemy that all too often haunts our Warriors after they return home from combat include:
~ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: We are loosing more Service men and women to suicide daily than were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined…And that does not include our Vietnam Veterans!