|Operation Free Ride!
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Operation Free Ride is a program that was
created to give active duty military
personnel, returning combat veterans,
wounded warriors and their families the
opportunity to ride a horse for free! We
want them to ride a horse or experience
the special bond and friendship of horses!
|Empowering Families....one horseback
ride at a time!
from Horses4Heroes website:
Motivated by the tragic events of "9/11" and the
heroic acts that followed at home and abroad,
Horses4Heroes was created to say "Thank You" to
the men and women whose daily sacrifices keep us
safe and free by making it possible for their family
members to ride a horse.
The organization was founded by Allison Knott, a 16
year old high school student at Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr
High School. Busy earning straight A's and showing
her American Paint Horse at shows from coast to
coast, Allison created Horses4Heroes to share her
love of horses with the families of the heroes in our
Horses4Heroes, Inc. is the leading family horseback
riding non-profit organization that enriches lives and
empowers our youth by offering able-bodied,
affordable horseback riding programs that emphasize
fun and safe activities with horses, mounted and
un-mounted for all ages. Participants learn valuable
leadership and teamwork skills, make new friends and
develop a lifelong love of horses!
Through its national network of kid-friendly, family
friendly facilities, the organization serves families of all
service men and women, Veterans, First Responders
and other heroes in communities across the country.