Operation Free Ride

In 2013, thousands throughout the country have ridden a horse for free, either by appointment at one of our Ride Hosts or at open houses held in conjunction with equestrian events including horse shows and rodeos:  Pinto World Championship Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days, River City Rodeo in Omaha, Senior National Finals Rodeo and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas.

Launched on May 19, 2012, to celebrate Armed Forces Day, more than 10,000 men, women and children have ridden a horse for free, either by appointment at one of our Ride Hosts or at open houses. In 2014 and 2016, Horses4Heroes won the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride 100-Day Challenge for introducing the most newcomers to horses!