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About Us

Building a Sanctuary To Positively Impact the Lives of America's Veterans & First Responders

The Crockett Retreat Center (a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization) was established to provide a place of sanctuary, reflection, and communication with nature for Veterans, First Responders, and their families.  Programs at the center focus on using horses and horsemanship skills as a means for personal growth. CRC received its 501 (c) (3) status as a charitable organization in less than a year during a turbulent time for charities seeking non-profit status, a testament to its dedication to assisting veterans and first responders.


​Veterans and First Responders provide an invaluable service to our country and the Crockett Retreat Center exists as a way to give back to the men and women who serve our nation.  The goal of Crockett Retreat Center is to run two weekend programs a month, 24 a year, where six participants will get an opportunity to participate in a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) based equine program. Every participant so far has asked one question after being at the Crockett Retreat Center: "when can I come back?" The C.E.O., Rob Kyker, is always present and spends 20 hour days assisting the participants while on the property.  


Currently, the program costs $300 per day per participant in just direct costs alone. For a program consisting of six participants, that is an expense of $5,400. Keep in mind, each participant's expenses are picked up 100% by Crockett Retreat Center and its generous sponsors.  This includes their lodging, meals, transportation, and interaction with a PATH based horse clinician.


The Crockett Retreat Center is blessed to have assisting it a set of Board of Directors with decades of combined volunteer time assisting veterans and first responders. The board counts three American Veterans (including two Navy SEALs) as members. Furthermore, CRC C.E.O. Rob Kyker serves as a member of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (an appointment made by the Governor of Texas)  which gives him the opportunity to visit men and women who serve as peace officers across the state.


To support this great organization, please contact our C.E.O. directly at 214-265-8686 or E-mail him at


God Bless. 

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