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National Stock Horse Association
Meet the Riders

War Horses for Veterans takes great pride in presenting its distinguished team of riders for our exciting, 2nd Annual War Horse Challenge event, hosted by the National Stock Horse Association. These exceptional military servicemen, who have completed an intensive program at War Horses for Veterans, courageously embrace the opportunity to showcase their newfound skills on a national platform in Las Vegas, NV. Witness their unwavering dedication, precision, and a work ethic only seen amongst the elite as they skillfully handle cattle and raise funds to support their fellow brothers and sisters in their quest for vital assistance.

Scroll down to learn more about the riders representing our service men and women and follow us for more information in the weeks and months leading up to the event. 

The 2024 War Horse Rider Team includes; 

Rick Hodges

Jake Draper

Mark Nutsch

Ryen Overlin

Event Details:

2024 NSHA Futurity, Derby, Open Two Rein Spectacular, NP Bridle Spectacular, NP Boxing Spectacular, Worlds Richest Horse Show, and WAR HORSE CHALLENGE
August 20-25, 2024
at the South Point Hotel, Arena & Equestrian Center
9777 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183

More info available:

Support/Donate to the Team or a Rider:

Click on the donation button. When donating please make a note if it is for the team or a specific rider. All proceeds benefit War Horses For Veterans, Inc. 501(c(3). 

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Rick Hodges
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Draper, 2023 NSHA War Horse Challenge

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Jake Draper


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Ryen Overlin
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