Allison Weissman, Founder

Alison Weissman has been a horsemen for over 35 years. Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale and beginning her riding career in saddle seat at Ft. Lauderdale Riding School with Estair Berkley. As her love of horses grew, she expanded her training to Jumping and Dressage. She developed a love for 3 day eventing in high school. While completing her high school education in Pennsylvania, she learned how to fox hunt and showed in the Tri-State area under Nancy Baker at Forest Brooke. Upon entering William Woods Collage, Alison became an equestrian team member and participated in the American Royale in Kansas City and the St. Louis Regionals. She also became a team leader for the cross country team. She participated in many clinics during her time at William Woods Collage with world renown trainers such as George Morris. As her knowledge base and experience grew, Alison Weissman worked under some of our countries most astute Dressage trainers, such as Micheal Poulin, Sharon Poulin, and United States Equestrian Team Member Dianna Rankin.

Alison has made a conscious decision to become whole heartedly involved in the rescuing of neglected and abused horses. She has taken her wealth of knowledge and applied it to helping those who cannot help themselves. Her undeniable love of horses transcends to the children and families she works with at Freedom Riders Academy. With her experience of retired educator, Alison is able to give the appropriate guidance and instruction to her students and campers. It is truthfully a labor of love.

Our Team

Alison Weissman

Alison Weissman
Founder

Alisons favorite place to be is in the saddle, second favorite teaching children about all things equestrian.

Cassidy Weissman

Cassidy Weissman
Senior Instructor/Co-Founder

Cassidy has been a counselor at FRA for 5 years. She has tirelessly taught most of our summer campers and our weekend clients. Cassidy’s dedication to FRA is exceptional. She is an amazing horseman.

Alan Weissman

Alan Weissman
Volunteer

Alan is always helping his family at FRA. He makes sure we have water and carrots, he helps fix our fences and he will even pitch in with barn work when needed.

Addison Weissman

Addison Weissman
Weekday Volunteer

Addison has been helping Freedom Riders since toddler age. Trainer in training!

Josefina Sanchez

Josefina Sanchez
Volunteer

Josefina is a wonderful volunteer and counselor. She works with our horses and students and is well liked by all. She is always looking for ways to help FRA. She is an accomplished horseman and we are grateful to have her on our team.

Nicole Nunez

Nicole Nunez
Volunteer

Nicole is a seasoned horseman who is trained in the seat of dressage. She is wonderful with both horses and children. She is a hard worker who always gives her best. She is also one of our volunteers.

Katie Swogger

Katie Swogger
Volunteer

Katie is weekends volunteer who is always willing to do the dirty jobs. She is a very hard worker who never gives up when challenged.

Becca Newton

Becca Newton
Volunteer

Becca is one of our youngest volunteers. She is always willing to lend a hand during camps and repair days. Becca loves all of our horses and cares for all of them. Her personal favorite is Dakota.

Hailie

Hailie
Weekday/Weekend Volunteer/Counselor

Hailie enjoys caring for the children and horses at FRA.

Carolina

Carolina
Counselor

Carolina started riding in 2008, since then she’s been around horses almost everyday.

Dara and Chris Weber

Dara and Chris Weber
Weekend Volunteers

Dara and Chris always have time to take care of our horses and barn on the weekends with their children.

David Renalds

David Renalds
Volunteer

David is always there with a helping hand, no project is too big and he brings friends to help!

Rosie and Jess

Rosie and Jess
Volunteer

Rosey and Jesse are FRA’s dynamic duo! They are simply unstoppable! They built our beautiful mounting blocks and repair the barn and fencing when needed. Rosey is an accomplished horseman who lives Beauty.

Kristian Chester

Kristian Chester
Weekday Volunteer/Special Operations

Kristian is a wonderful volunteer that helps us in so many ways. She works with the horses, scrubs buckets, cleans and organizes, and helps to raise donations and interest for FRA.

John

John
Volunteer

John has helped FRA in many ways. He has been very instrumental in repairing our fences and building our paddock stalls. He is very interested in educating our campers and spending time with Beauty.

Joseph Llirazza

Joseph Llirazza
Counselor

Joseph is one of our valued volunteers and Counselors for summer camp. He is an excellent horseman who cares for our rescues and often helps with needed repairs. The horses and children love Joseph he is kind and full of knowledge.

Peaches

Peaches
Volunteer

Peaches is a tireless hunter. He is always looking for undesirable creatures to hunt down and irradiate. Because of his efforts we are mouse and rat free. There are also very few roaches!

Lola and Luna

Lola and Luna
Volunteer

Lola and Luna are two rescued kittens we received from Rosey. The are our comedic relief! Their constant antics leave us hysterically laughing every day.

Griffin

Griffin
Volunteer

Griffin volunteers his time everyday. He spends most of his mornings chasing raccoons and squirrels. He is essential for giving love and kisses to all.