Horses4Heroes' Operation Free Ride

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 10, 2012

Location: Big Rock Stable & Training Center, 14289 Krouse Road, Defiance, OH

Phone: 419.956.1552


Event Description

August 25, 2011 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM EDT

Horses4Heroes, one of the most successful equestrian support groups for the military, is riding into Defiance, Ohio with a free open house on Nov. 10 at Big Rock Stable & Training Center, 14289 Krouse Road. All veterans, active duty military personnel, First Responders and their families are welcome to join in a fun-filled day with horses. Defiance is located between Toledo, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Operation Free Ride open house in Defiance is part of a nationwide series of Veterans Day weekend open houses from coast to coast to introduce Horses4Heroes programs and their host facilities to local military heroes and their families. Since the launch of Operation Free Ride on May 19, more than 2,700 have registered for their "free ride" via Horses4Heroes' Operation Free Ride is the largest collaboration of equestrian organizations and breed associations, uniting in support of the nation's troops, veterans, Wounded Warriors and families. To date, there are 197 facilities in 43 states plus Canada.

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 growing 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 lifelong love of horses! For more information visit

For more information or to RSVP please contact 419.956.1552 or call Horses4Heroes at 702.645.8446.

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