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The All Glory Project Funds Horses4Heroes Operation Free RIde

To honor Patriot’s Weekend, and the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Elizabeth Shatner’s non-profit, The All Glory Project, will donate funds to support the participation of over 30 military families in Operation Free Ride at Lexington’s Stable Pastures on Saturday, September 8th from 1-4 pm.

An outreach program of the Horses4Heroes non-profit based in Nevada, Operation Free Ride provides a free, easy opportunity for military, veterans and their families to experience the therapeutic experience of riding and interacting with horses. Beyond riding, the events offer family bonding games, peer-to-peer interaction, optional counseling, good food and even live music.

Elizabeth Shatner, renowned champion horsewoman and wife of William Shatner, founded The All Glory Project non-profit to promote, educate and fund animal-assisted therapy (equine and canine) for America’s veterans, military and their families. The All Glory Project has decided to fund Operation Free Ride because the program provides a fun, engaging introduction to the healing power of horses, removing the stigma of the label of “therapy”.

On Friday, KY Governor Steve Beshear recognized the program, stating that it also, “allow[s] us in some modest way to thank you heroes who so selflessly commit yourselves to the public protection of others.”

Horse4Heroes President Sydney Knott explains, “Time and time again, ride after ride, horses have proven their abilities to help heal the wounds of war and separation.” She adds, “With thousands of troops returning home, programs like Operation Free Ride are important to PTSD sufferers, Wounded Warriors, and especially their caregivers and families,”

Noting that September is Suicide Prevention Month, Knott said that her organization and its 190 participating facilities are opening their barn doors to service members and veterans who might be feeling lost, alone or desperate.

Contact:

Karl G. Lindstrom – Chief Operations Officer – The All Glory Project

859-494-5328, teamelizshatner@gmail.com

 

Angie Spiers

Stable Meadows

2590 Jacks Creek Pike

Lexington, Kentucky 40515

859.948.8644

 

Related Links:

http://AllGloryProject.com

http://horses4heroes.org

www.stablemeadows.com


 

 

 

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