We are planning for our 22nd annual Ride a Thon!! It is set to take place on October 8, 2016.
The morning will start off with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast provided and served by the Elkhart County Exchange Club from 7am-10:30am. Breakfast includes sausage and a drink, and a suggested donation is $6.
Horse owners are encouraged to collect pledges and take part in a 10-mile trail ride through the woods, hills, and meadows that the Riegsecker family has allowed LoveWay to use for the ride. Participants have 2 options for registration. The day of the event at LoveWay or starting immediately online through FIRST GIVING. Registration occurring the day of the trail ride will be from 8-10am with the lead-off starting at 10am. Even if you pre-register online, you still need to check in the day of the event to get your goody bags, t-shirt, and prize tickets!!
The minimum fee to ride is $50 which includes access to the trail, a hot lunch after the ride, and a goody bag. Those who collect over $99 will be entered into the door prize drawing and will also receive a special gift. Riders collecting at least $149 will receive the same with a ticket for a grand prize. There will be a short ceremony to honor this year’s Grand Marshall and Student Ambassador before the lead off at 10am.
The public is encouraged to bring their children to “horse around” at the Family Fun Fair that begins at 10:30am. There is a $5 admission fee that includes lunch, pony rides, clowns, face painting, children’s games, bounce house, and crafts. The Fun Fair will run until 2:00pm and will also feature a bake sale and a used Tack Sale!!
Ride a Thon is one of LoveWay’s primary fundraisers that enables us to provide therapeutic equestrian services to over 300 individuals with special needs each year. All proceeds from the event will ensure these programs can continue to run. The public is always encouraged to attend and tour the organization to see facility and meet the staff.
Happy fundraising! See you all October 8, 2016!