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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Trail Ride & BBQ

Trail Ride & BBQ Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 Cost: $25/rider Registration will open September 1st.  For more information, please email Jessie Butler at  

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Golf Tournament

Chipping Fore Charities Golf Tournament  Aug. 30, 2021 FREE is one of four non-profits that will benefit from the annual Chipping Fore Charities golf tournament sponsored by the Downtown Club[…]

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Photo Gallery

Nine FREE riders enjoyed a morning out of doors competing in the Summer FUNDraiser Hose Show at Mountain View Ranch and Stables, Fort Collins, Colo., on June 13. In the afternoon, FREE hosted a horse show for the community, with 19 open class riders challenging each other with their horsemanship skills. A big “Thank you” to the volunteers, friends and family members who contributed to the success of both 2021 Horse Shows.
A special thank you to Mountain View Ranch & Stables, Fort Collins, for generously providing us a place to host the horse show.

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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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