Horsepower, a first annual charity poker ride and run to benefit Saddle Up Therapeutic Riding Center will be held Sunday, November 9. Sign up and registration will begin at 8 am and the ride will begin at 9 am at an entrance to Ritter Ranch property on the south side of Elizabeth Lake Road just west of 60th Street West. Motorcycles will have an approximately 50-70 mile ride beginning and ending in Leona Valley and the horse riders will have a guided ride for about 2-3 hours through the hills and valleys of Ritter Ranch.
Major sponsors include Antelope Valley Harley Davidson and Camacho Auto. William Edwards Photography and Affordable Tire are among the donors of prizes to be raffled after the ride and run, too!
All proceeds will go directly to Saddle Up. Entry fee is $20 per horse or motorcycle. $10 for additional rider on motorcycle. Lunch will follow the ride and run, and live music, face painting and mule wagon rides are planned, as well.
Saddle Up was founded in 1999 to promote the rehabilitation of individuals with physical, psychological and learning disabilities through equine-facilitated activities; to help establish therapeutic riding centers; support related medical research; and train and certify therapeutic riding instructors.
The fundraiser is being organized by past and present Leona Valley Gymkhana Queens to sponsor Nugget, a horse that is new to Saddle Up who was donated by Tom and Judy Brundage, who founded the pageant in 2004.
Congratulations to the 2015 Leona Valley Gymkhana Queens
Miss Alexis Daimant
Jr Miss Caterina Green
Little Miss Makayla Maston
We wish you the best year ever!!!
Pictures to come
We hope everyone enjoyed the summer... Now that it is fall the Leona Valley Gymkhana is just around the corner. Sept 20th, sign ups are at 8:00am in the saddle at 9:00am
The events are:
Single Stake +1
Hurry Scurry on the ground.
The Queen Cafe will also be open with drinks and goodies! We hope to see everyone there...