Riding Lessons for Veterans

Veterans Ride for Free

We offer free riding lessons for Veterans and their families at our Farm in Clermont, FL!

These free riding lessons for Veterans and their families are offered twice weekly:

  • Wednesday 5PM – 7PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 1PM


Riding lessons are conducted at the Farm in Clermont, FL and include up to 4 participants per class. We ask participants to commit to 12 lessons, or approximately 12 weeks of training. Once you’ve started your 12 lesson/week cycle we will hold a spot on your day of choice. During your commitment excused absences are accepted, but we encourage participants to dedicate to a weekly schedule for greatest results. During your lesson, Veterans will learn about horse care, safety, grooming, tacking, and of course, horseback riding. All you need to start are a pair of boots with a heel and long pants! Michael’s Foundation provides everything else.

While our Veteran Riding Lessons are available to Veterans and their families, we have a minimum age of 12 years old for participants.

Please contact Matt Titus, Director of Veteran Engagement, to get on the waiting list or to discuss availability. 

Matt @ michaels-foundation.org