Local charity named Air National Guard winner for raising awareness of equestrian therapy to service members

“Shelley Trumbly is an exceptional leader who inspires and cares for our military community on a daily basis,” said Senior Master Sgt. Ryan Osterland, an Airman from the 173rd Fighter Wing who coordinated the presentation of the award. “She consistently champions quality of life initiatives and selflessly provides therapeutic interventions to serving and retired armed forces personnel.”

Solid Ground provided free care to wounded warriors, first responders and other at-risk service members.

Using a 160-acre facility that includes two barns, a stable and a riding arena, they implemented a military PTSD recovery program, a certified training program for disabled riders, and administered 264 lessons to service members last year.

Colonel Jeff Edwards, commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing, personally presented Trumbly with a certificate of appreciation,

“This award recognizes an organization that exemplifies Fisher’s personal qualities of patriotism, generosity and selfless dedication to members of the armed forces,” Edwards said.

He also expressed his thanks on behalf of Klamath County and the 173rd Fighter Wing. “The support you are giving not only to the Klamath County community, but also to the military, is truly inspiring.”

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