Military Heroes Saddle Up for Operation Free Ride May 19

Operation Free Ride is launching this weekend, Armed Forces Day, at 24 open houses across the country including a major kick off in Las Vegas.
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May 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Horses4Heroes, one of the most successful equestrian support groups for the military is riding into cities and towns across the country this weekend, with special Operation Free Ride open houses for military heroes and their families. Open houses are being held in Wasington, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut with more planned during Memorial Day Weekend.  President/Executive Director Sydney Knott said:  ‚ÄúThis is a great opportunity for our local military families to come out and meet the horses and tour the facilities that are participating in Operation Free Ride."  All open houses are free and open to anyone with Military ID.

To find an open house in a city or town near you, visit

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 our 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

Horses4Heroes is a Las Vegas-based non-profit organization whose mission is to make horseback riding affordable for, and accessible to, all active duty military personnel, veterans, Wounded Warriors, First Responders and their families.  Participating facilities provide low-cost recreational, instructional, and health & welllness equestrian programs for all riding levels, all ages, in all disciplines and with all breeds.  For more information, visit
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