News Archives - 2015

Compadres First Annual Country Christmas 2014


Everyone enjoyed a variety of activities in our Winter Wonderland!  Some were making holiday crafts and cookies, some were playing reindeer games on horseback, and others talked to Jolly Ol' Saint Rick!


Thank-You to all our Volunteers who made this event possible!

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L Foster School of Medicine Students

For volunteering on a weekly basis as well as for special events - the Country Christmas would not have been possible without them! 

John,  Osagie, Chris, Joey, Dominic, Jen, Megan, Jared, and Kent





UTEP Speech, Language, Pathology Graduate Students, Class of 2015

For assisting with holiday craft activities.

Kylie, Alma, Melissa, Victoria, Amanda and her Mom - Marcy






UTEP Occupational Therapy Graduate Students, Class of 2015

For assisting with reindeer games and holiday crafts.

Thalia, Denise, and Edgar








Franklin High School Volleyball Team members

For being Santa helpers, assisting with barn decorations, photograpy, and cookie making.






Elf Helpers

For assisting with planning, decorations, snacks, parking, registration and artwork.

Heidi, TJ, Kailee, John, Adriana, Sierra, Melissa, Lindsay, Crystal, Mary, and Marge(






Compadres Core Volunteers

For planning, site setup, decorations, horse handling, horse wrangling, and reindeer feeding.

Rick, Peggy, JoAnn, Jim, Page, Jaimee, Brook, Tim






See the article Helping those in need in the March 25, 2015 issue of the Fort Bliss Bugle, which features two of our volunteers, Staff Sgt. Tim Fry and his wife Brooke, and our services.



Read about Equine therapy for Veterans in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Fort Bliss Bugle.



Drawings of our staff horses have been added courtesy of Pam Vigo, see them on the About Us page.


August 2015  Katie Woods, 18,  1997-2015



Katie joined the Compadres family through the first teen group from Candlelighters in April 2013.  Partnered  with her special Paint mare, Remedy, she completed the teen group program and then chose to become a Compadres volunteer mentoring younger Candlelighters' youth. Throughout her time she gave to Compadres, Katie exhibited enthusiasm, optimism, kindness and compassion to participants and volunteers alike.  She always had a smile and an eagerness to participate at full throttle.  She loved her Remedy who was her protector, confidant and friend and who gave her the wings she lacked. Happy Trails to you, Katie, until we meet again.



"The Hands of Cantu: Horsemanship at the Pass of the North" hosted by Compadres Therapy Inc. in cooperation with Tom Lea Institute was a great success!


     Click here to see Mark Lambie's outstanding photo gallery on the El Paso Times' website.


     Click here to see the El Paso Times article from Sunday, October 25, 2015.

Good-Bye Rick!


Rick, the Compadres Site Coordinator, has worked in the Equine Activities and Therapies arena for 9 1/2 years. As a volunteer with Compadres for the last 5 years, Rick was instrumental in making all of the sessions run smoothly and making sure all volunteers were trained.  His ready smile and friendly personality made all newcomers feel at ease, whether participants or volunteers. We appreciate you Rick for all did and will miss you!



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