The Sentinel brand of equine products will celebrate Veterans Day in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to provide support for those who benefit from equine therapy.
Sentinel, manufactured by Kent Nutrition Group under the regional brands Kent and Blue Seal, has made an initial investment of $100,000 to help expand WWP’s efforts with equine therapeutic riding, according to a news release.
Riding sessions can help warriors overcome physical and emotional wounds of war and equip them to achieve their highest ambition, the release says.
“Wounded Warrior Project strives to meet warriors and their families where they are on their road to recovery, including through equine therapy,” said Wounded Warrior Project Vice President of Resource Development Brea Kratzert Todd. “Kent Nutrition Group’s support will empower them to take on their next mission in life.”
The Sentinel brand’s financial investment will connect more warriors to equine therapy sessions in more riding centers across the country. In addition, Sentinel equine products will be provided as in-kind donations to therapeutic riding centers, the release says.
“We’re proud to stand beside Wounded Warrior Project to provide life-changing programs and services such as equine therapy for America’s injured veterans and their families,” says Mike Gauss, president, Kent Nutrition Group. “Sentinel is known as the guardian of equine health, and so it was a natural fit to support our nation’s bravest guardians through equine services provided by certified centers around the country.”
Equine therapy teaches WWP participants about grooming, communicating, training and riding horses. Horseback riding and socializing with the program participants help warriors establish an important sense of camaraderie, the release says.
In 2021, WWP sent more than 350 referrals for warriors and their family members, resulting in more than 1,500 therapeutic sessions. The Sentinel brand plans to support additional workshops and riding events with WWP in 2022.
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About Kent Nutrition Group
Kent Nutrition Group delivers the highest quality animal nutrition based on a long-standing tradition of progressive innovation and dedication to livestock, equine and pet owners. The company is a division of Kent Corporation, a family-owned, American company founded in 1927.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. For more information, visit here.
About Kent Corporation
Kent Corporation is a diversified, privately held corporation with operating subsidiaries involved in corn wet milling, the production of animal nutrition and the manufacture of high-quality food, beverage, pharmaceutical and pet products.