About the Event
Operation 22 is a charity ride-a-thon through Saddles for Soldiers. Over Veteran’s Day Weekend we can show our support for those who have supported our country.
On November 10 & 11, 2018, we will be riding 11 miles per day for a total of 22 miles to not only raise money for vets to obtain Equine Therapy but also to bring awareness to the devastating number of suicides among veterans and active duty military.
According to a Department of Veterans Affairs study each day over 22 veterans take their own lives. But together we can win the war against veteran suicide.
Join us at Saddles for Soldiers to let our vets know that they are not alone, they have an army behind them.
Your donation dollars assist us in getting veterans equine therapy treatment when they need it the most, today!
At Saddles for Soldiers, we provide a safe place for them to come and receive equine therapy and sit in a brotherhood once again…to feel home. Your registration and all that sponsor you or someone in this ride will go 100% to the veterans and the horses that now serve them.
How Operation 22 will work
Registered riders (Operation22-registration) will be at: saddlesForSoldiers.org/operation22-riders under the rider will be a sponsorship graph and paypal button to sponsor that rider. We are asking for all riders to please be sponsored for $200. Those that go above and beyond the $200, will be entered into the competition of highest fundraiser and there will be prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Each rider will receive an Operation 22 t-shirt.
Riders will begin gathering at 8:00am with the last riders leaving at 10am. The Ride will be finished no later than 2pm.
There will be a dinner and awards ceremony following the trail ride at 6pm.
If you choose not to participate in the trail ride, you can sponsor a rider that is participating in the event at saddlesForSoldiers.org/operation22-riders
If you would like to attend the event but do not have a horse, please know that we will have horses available at an agreed reduced rate set of $60 for each day through LA Rentals (those who need to include that on your sponsor section let us know).
If you wish to trailer into the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, please call for details. Over night stalls will be available for $30 also.
We have veteran’s riding in this event…come ride with them and let them know they are not invisible.
To be a Sponsor listed on our T-Shirts or to donate to the silent auction please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org