Horses4Heroes makes learning how to ride a horse a reality

Las Vegas-based Horses4Heroes, which operates the Horse4Heroes Equestrian Center in historic Floyd Lamb at Tule Springs, is the place to go to learn how to ride a horse.  In addition to learning how to ride, you will be supporting the only national equine non-profit that owns and cares for its own horses, including miniature horses and a barnyard filled with farm animals.  In Las Vegas, Horses4Heroes is responsible for 21 horses at a cost of $5000 per month.

All new students, ages 6 and up, start with a four-lesson package, “Introduction to Horseback Riding.”  This package, which includes a 30-minute riding lesson with professional instructors, is just $100.  For more information on lessons, “mommy and me” classes for ages 2 to 5, camps and birthday parties, email

In addition, the community is invited to ride horses every Friday-Sunday.  All rides include admission to the Barnyard, the Funny Farm bounce house, donated by Jones Feed & Tack, free admission to Floyd Lamb Park and hay rides, when available.

The fun starts on Friday with $5 Fridays, offering horseback rides for just $5.  Guests can ride from 10 am to Noon, and 1:30 to 3:30.  Every Saturday and Sunday visitors are invited to Saddle Up, offering rides for $10.

“Want to ride a horse or introduce your kids to horses?  Riding horses at Floyd Lamb Park is easy, affordable and fun,” said Sydney Knott, president/CEO/founder of Las Vegas-based non-profit Horses4Heroes.  “And it’s a great opportunity to discover this historic park, a true oasis in the desert.”

The non-profit provides affordable riding lessons for beginners, English and western, seasonal, holiday and “no school” day camps, field trips, birthday parties and free experiential workshops for veterans with PTS/MST/TBI, domestic violence victims, recovering addicts, at-risk youth and teens and others who need a hand up, not a hand out.  Horses4Heroes programs are created to empower, engage, inspire, educate, entertain and employ.  The organization has facilitated the employment of disabled veterans and local teens.

In 2014 and 2016, Horses4Heroes won the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride Challenge, a national initiative to introduce newcomers to horses.  Horses4Heroes is the only repeat winner of this challenge.  Horses4Heroes is the only national equestrian non-profit that owns its own horses and uses those horses, including retired, donated and Feed Lot rescues, every day in programs that serve local heroes and the community.

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