FEATURE OF THE MONTH

A New Home for Victory Riding Academy

Congratulations to our Gold Star Affiliate in Omaha!

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Victory Riding Academy is a Horses4Heroes Gold Star Affiliate!  For years, owners Jodee and Tony Barnes have pursued their dream of a facility with an indoor arena. The facility where they started at and operated for the last eight years did not have an indoor facility.  It’s hard to serve the community, clients and local heroes and their families during harsh Nebraska winters and hot, humid Nebraska summers.

Tony Barnes shared with us how their dream came true.

During this eight year journey, we pursued two other properties, but was unable to raise the funds.  VRA continued working towards an indoor facility and to fulfill our mission to touch and change lives.  But without an indoor arena, this was a challenge.

Someone we had worked with in the industry was selling their facility and contacted us wanting us to purchase it.  The facility sits on five acres in Omaha and has nine indoor stalls, cedar tack room, hay and grain storage, 60 x 100 foot indoor heated arena, restroom, office and shop.  The house, which will be partially used for VRA group sessions, instructor housing and much more is three times the size of the house at the old facility.

Once we stopped trying so hard to find a facility and allowed God to show us where He wanted us, all the pieces came together.

Congratulations Jodee and Tony!

 

Here is a link for a tour of the facility. 

https://www.victoryride.org/newfacility/  

 

Here is the announcement video

https://www.facebook.com/315720031823465/videos/327634561887183