Adaptive Horsemanship for Individuals with Special Needs, Veterans & At-Risk Youth.

Welcome to Front Range Exceptional Equestrians

FREE is a non-profit organization based in Fort Collins, Colo., that provides horsemanship and groundwork classes for veterans, at-risk youth and individuals with special needs. Classes are conducted by certified instructors and trained volunteers at the Temple Grandin Equine Center at Colorado State University and at Legacy Stables in northeast Fort Collins.

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Thank you, Downtown Club of Fort Collins, for sponsoring the Chipping fore Charities golf tournament that benefitted FREE and three other Fort Collins non-profits.

Thank you also to the following Sponsors of the golf tournament


Robert Widman
Walker Manufacturing
Stoneworks of Colorado
Lind’s Plumbing
Advanced Autro
Sunbelt Rentals


Academy Mortgage
Jan & Missy Goldstein
The Groups Inc.
Erik Berlin
Elevation Credit Union
Healing Warriors Program
Woodward Inc.
Liggett, Johnson & Goodman, PC
McCormick Distilling
Sound Relief Hearing Center
Adams Bank & Trust


Nathan Wehland, RE/Max
Chris & Mary MacDonald
Advanced Hearing Services
Ron Lautzenheiser
Don Butler
Dean Hoag


Bridgewater Homes
Robert Wideman
Ryan Yoder
Sound Relief Hearing Center
Steve & Jill Hoven
Frank Johnson
Cory Sanders, DDS
Edward & Jeanie McCausland
Ken’s Automotive
Rayno & Patty Seaser
Lee Cord, The Group
Pawnee Leasing Corp.
Schoeneman & Co., Inc.
IFAM Capital
UMB Bank
Davidson-Gebhart Chevrolet
Barbarry Ranch
Mike Prenzlow


Here’s what some of our participants and volunteers have to say about our program:

It is exciting to see all the volunteers in action at Front Range Exceptional Equestrians. They are so dedicated and the staff is so committed to the participants success. I can see the weekly progression of the rider during a lesson. The horses are so in tune to the rider and the riders are learning while gaining strength. From the time they mount the horse to the time they walk out of the arena the participant is empowered. Everything is in sync.

Sharon P.
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Dear Front Range Exceptional Equestrians volunteers, Skylar had a great year riding. She’s gotten stronger and her stamina is much better…We’ve seen improvement in her core strength, balance and walking…Volunteers with your passion and dedication are hard to come by…Whether you help during the rides or behind the scenes, you are very much appreciated…We are grateful for the time you donate…and you are truly making a difference!”

The Family of Skylar H.
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Volunteering for Front Range Exceptional Equestrians is the highlight of my week.  It is one hour a week that the riders get to interact with the horses, other riders and volunteers.  To experience their humor, share what they have done during the week and are looking forward to, what they want to work on with their horses, watching the excitement as the rider accomplishes the goals THEY have set on their own horse.  There is nothing better.  The riders have taught me so much in patience, perserverance and positive attitude.  I am looking forward to the coming sessions.

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Fort Collins, Colorado

Phone: 970-443-5124

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