News & Happenings

Annual Veterans

Appreciation Day Event

Kids Corner

Veterans Day Event Special Feature

Annual Veterans Appreciation Day

Program of Events

Volunteers – You are valuable friends.


We welcome you to visit the farm…


Among the friends waiting to meet you at the Building Bridges Farm…

Events 2019

Building Bridges Foundation At Anderson Farm
No Events

A Safe Place to Grow

Building Bridges Foundation At Anderson Farm

Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farm is a non-profit organization located in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. We provide equine-assisted psychotherapy and equine-assisted learning to Veterans, active duty service members, and their families.  We offer individual, group and family sessions tailored to the needs of our clients.

Building Bridges Foundation At Anderson Farm Mission Statement

To provide a safe space for personal growth through equine assisted activities for veterans and their families, as well as those suffering from trauma and loss, and those who are struggling with cognitive and emotional challenges.

Ann Marie Shaw

Ann Marie Shaw

 Executive Director of Development

Dale Shaw

Dale Shaw

 Chief Executive Officer

Hi! I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farm.  It is a privilege and an honor to be providing Equine-Assisted Therapy for veterans and their families.

Dave Anderson



On Why He Started Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farm

Mike Johns – Testimonial

Building Bridges has been such a blessing for everyone in my family! Providing a much needed escape from everyday life. Gene, Allyson and the rest of the staff have made the transition back to civilian life much easier.

Mike Johns – USMC 0351

Thank you Testimonial

There are many things I could say, but the most accurate is thank you. Thank you for helping me get my family back, my job steady, and teaching me how to reframe my mindset. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you.
– Anonymous

Joe Deem

This foundation is an absolute godsend in my life, the therapy is effective and the results that it produces are profound. I grew up around horses and am an experienced hand with them, however, for this experience, I found that experience wasn’t necessary, for the horses are there to help guide one in their journey towards resolving the issues that burden them.  As a combat vet with PTSD, I have truly experienced healing through the power of this program; the horses bring about a peaceful tranquility that is unparalleled

John Deem – Specialist, US Army

What’s Happening

Building Bridges Foundation At Anderson Farm Blog