Wounded Warriors participate in inaugural Cutting Horse Classic!

July 31st, 2011

Nokesville, VA -- As a part of Semper Fi Fund's new Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for Wounded Warriors, ten select wounded Marines from the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment will be participating in the inaugural Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic at the D & M Cattle Company in Nokesville, Virginia this week. During this weeklong event, riders will enhance their horsemanship skills and be given the opportunity to strengthen themselves in their recoveries, both physically and mentally.

The Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for Wounded Warriors (JMH) is a new facet of the Semper Fi Fund's Team Semper Fi (TSF). The program will provide horsemanship clinics across the nation to wounded service members and their families.

The TSF horsemanship program is dedicated in memory of Col Jinx McCain, USMC. Jinx was a 4-time Purple Heart recipient from Iwo Jima, Korea, and Vietnam. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, California in the 1960's, Jinx would host trail rides for the amputees from Vietnam. His daughter still works at the Camp Pendleton stables and carries on his legacy.


Video provided by Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.
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