Dr. James Ham, a dedicated champion of VARHA for more than 30 years of his life, passed away on October 28th, 2016.  Because of Jim's vision and commitment to creating a venue for children and adults with special needs to receive therapy through horseback riding, VARHA has become a leading state of the art facility. To honor this man, and his tireless efforts to promote VARHA, the board adopted a new name for the rider scholarship fund: The Dr. James Ham Riding Scholarship Fund. 

$220.00 - One 8-week therapeutic riding session for one rider.

$165.00 - One, 5-day, 2 hours per day horse camp for one rider.

$110.00 - One, 4-week, Young Riders’ Horse Camp for one rider, age 3 to 7 with special needs.

$50.00 - One, 3-hour day camp for one rider.

$27.50 - One hour of therapeutic riding for one rider.

Other.  All donation amounts are appreciated and will go toward rider scholarships.


Or mail to:   VARHA   |   150 Wagner Drive   |   Franklin PA 16323


VARHA thanks the following donors for their contribution to this fund:

Anthony and Patrick Kolencik

Clarion Equestrian Team

Courtney Cox

Electralloy, G.O. Carlson

Franklin Moose Lodge #83

Fraternal Order of Eagles #328 (Franklin Eagles)

Heffern Septic

Klapec Auto Body, Inc.

Linda Bondra

Lowry Auto Body

Marilyn and Bill Gabrys

Mark and Eva Livezey

Michael Padalino

Mike Dill State Farm

Oil City Eagles #283

PHN Charitable Foundation

S. Williams Machining Co.

Stephen Cenedella, MD

William and Melinda Liber


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