True Vine Equestrian Center   

John 15:5

About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Pleasing God, sharing Christ, making disciples through horses, volunteering, fellowship and mentoring, encircling all in prayer.

Our Purpose

To provide therapeutic horse-back riding.

Our Goal

To combine equine companionship and professionally designed riding programs for physical, personal and spiritual growth.

True Vine Equestrian Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


True Vine Equestrian Center started when two 4H leaders, Jeanette VanVleck and Vickie Nakamura, felt called to serve God using their horses. While praying about what that would look like and brainstorming ideas, God provided Vickie with more land. True Vine Equestrian Center was born between the winter of 2002 and spring of 2003. TVEC's very first group to come and ride was the Lawton Evangelical Mennonite Church youth group. Since 2003, TVEC has grown, all because of God's working. Now TVEC offers special needs and able-bodied riding lessons, Summer Horse Clinics, group events and volunteer opportunities. We're excited to see how we can impact people for God using horses!


As True Vine grows, we need more property in order to continue impacting a wider circle of people through our events and programs. Pray with us for 50 + acres that True Vine could move to in the future.  We are excited to see where God will take us in the next five and ten years! 

Pray With Us!

One of the best ways you can help True Vine is by praying! Please pray that God would call and bring more staff to TVEC, and that he would continue to work in the lives of the current staff, volunteers and students. Pray for God's perfect timing and provision as we seek to expand TVEC to a larger facility. Join us in praying for his will to be done as TVEC grows. Lastly, be in prayer for the volunteers that will be impacted during the fall/winter season. We have the opportunity to mentor many young people and we pray the programs during the winter would bear much fruit for the Lord. Thank you for your support.