Victory Riding Academy, located in Omaha, is a Horses4Heroes Gold Star Affiliate.  Founded by veterans Tony and JoDee Barnes in 2012, the facility is located on a four-acre property in the middle of a South Omaha community.  VRA utilizes the healing power of horses through therapeutic riding to enrich the lives of Military, both active duty and Veterans, Police, Fire, First Responders and their families. It is our mission to help improve the quality of life for students with equine-facilitated activities and help students persevere, overcome and conquer any of life’s challenges. We provide volunteer opportunities for all experience levels, Horsemanship classes, Horses4Heroes programs and riding lessons. Tony and Jodee have embraced the mission and spirit of Horses4Heroes and host an annual Operation Free Ride event every September for service members, veterans, First Responders and their families.  Every year since 2013, the Barnes’ along with with local volunteers, give 500 free rides during this annual family-friendly event, which also includes amusements and activities for the entire family.  For more information on Victory Riding Academy, email Tony at tony@victoryride.org.

Thank you Victory Riding Academy and Tony and JoDee for being the best of Horses4Heroes.