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Ft. Benning, GA, October 6, 2012 - Wounded Warrior Horsemanship Event Draws Biggest Crowd Yet

Wounded Warrior Horsemanship Event, organized by Warrior Outreach, Inc., a non-profit organization providing opportunities for all Soldiers, Veterans, and their families to interact with horses while achieving long-term individual and family success.

 
PRLog - Oct. 10, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ga. -- More than 930 participants and volunteers turned out Saturday, October 6, 2012, for the 5th Annual Wounded Warrior Horsemanship Program at Fort Benning’s Wetherby Field. Participants received riding instructions and witnessed demonstrations in grooming techniques, saddle and tack procedures, and use of proper terminology. Meals, entertainment, and door prizes were also provided throughout the day. This free event was organized by Warrior Outreach, Inc., a non-profit organization providing opportunities for all Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families to interact with horses while achieving long-term individual and family success.

“WOW! It was another great year of turnout and support from the Fort Benning and surrounding community,” explains Samuel M. Rhodes, Sr., President/CEO Warrior Outreach, Inc. “Generous contributions from PARIO, INC., RJ Rope Company, OT Training Solutions, and many other businesses made this event possible again for the 10th time in five years.”

The Color Team from Griffin 4-H did a remarkable job led by Donna Shellnut and a host of Volunteers with nine horses. Begin Again Farm located on Harris Road in Midland, Georgia provided the dynamic opportunity for Pony Rides for kids who weighed less than 60 pounds. All in all, this program continued to reach out and touch so many lives as over 930 great Warriors, Families, and Veterans from the surrounding community attended and participated in the day’s activities.

“One of the best moments of the event for me personally was when we recognized Mr. William Young for his ongoing family support since 2008 in memory of Chasidee Kaitlyn Crabtree who died at the age of 16 in June 2012,” says Mr. Rhodes. “She is survived by her parents Troy and Kathy Crabtree who have supported this program unconditionally for three years. The next event is already scheduled for April 6, 2013, and we look forward to having even more volunteers and sponsors join us to honor our Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families. We hope to see you there too.”

For more information on Warrior Outreach, Inc., to volunteer at an event, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.warrioroutreach.org or contact Cathy Rhodes at warrioroutreach@gmail.com.

About Warrior Outreach, Inc.
The Warrior Outreach Horsemanship Program began in 2008 and is designed to help America’s returning Warriors and their families cope with the stresses of military life. The program demonstrates how horses can be a great outlet for Soldiers to help promote quality family time, provide structure, and well needed family therapy and healing. Warrior Outreach Inc. and the Warrior Outreach Horsemanship Program depend entirely on volunteers and sponsors to provide horses, equipment, meals, entertainment, and door prizes to the fine Soldiers, Veterans, and Family members who attend these events.

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Location:Columbus - Georgia - United States
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Last Updated:Oct 10, 2012
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