Coming up in Crawford this weekend there is a special event for Military, Law enforcement and other professionals. Horses for Heroes is a nonprofit which strives to make horseback riding and other equestrian activities accessible to veterans and other heroes through a program called Operation Free Ride. On Saturday there will be an Operation Free Ride event at the Five and Two ranch on black canyon road in Crawford. Between ten and two on Saturday there will be free horseback rides for anyone with a military id as well as teachers, nurses, firefighters and law enforcement. For additional information or to sign up for a ride call 361-6127
The information below is from a release by Horses for Heroes.
Horses4Heroes, one of the most successful equestrian support groups for the military is riding into Crawford, Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm with a special Operation Free Ride open house for military heroes and their families. The event, including free horseback riding, is being held at The 5&2 Ranch, 76517 W Black Canyon Road in Crawford. The event is free and open to anyone with Military ID, Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement Officers, School Teachers and Nurses.
Operation Free Ride, spearheaded by Horses4Heroes in partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation, is the largest collaboration of equestrian organizations and breed associations, uniting in support of troops, veterans, Wounded Warriors and families. Operation Free Ride is a national initiative to introduce the therapeutic and healing power of horses and the recreational benefits of horseback riding to those who serve. To date, there are 160 facilities in 40 states plus Canada. More than 1000 have registered for a free ride via www.operationfreeride.com.
Founded in 2006 and based in Las Vegas, Horses4Heroes, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is making horseback riding affordable for, and accessible to, the heroes and their families in communities from coast to coast. Through a national network of kid-friendly, family friendly facilities, the organization provides 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 passion for our western heritage and a lifelong love of horses! For more information visit www.Horses4HeroesUSA.com.
For additional information or to sign up to attend, please call Connie & Steve Wyatt at 970.361.6127.