M.E.S.A. 2nd Annual Horseback Prize Ride & Barbecue August 24th
by M.E.S.A. Therapeutic Horsemanship
July 29, 2013
M.E.S.A. Therapeutic Horsemanship will be hosting its 2nd Annual Horseback Prize Ride and Barbecue on Saturday, August 24th at the White Pine Ski Resort. The Prize Ride will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the barbecue festivities will begin around 4:30 p.m.
Adults and children over eight years of age are invited to enjoy a beautiful horseback ride in the Bridger Teton National Forest while they try their hand at cards along the way. There will be activities for the children as well. The ride will take approximately three hours and will conclude back at the lodge with a ranch-style barbecue, music, and a celebration of MESA riders and volunteers.
There will be a select few silent auction and raffle items to vie for including a saddle from Flat Creek Saddle valued at $2250, a rifle, custom art ironwork by Equine Iron, a custom-made cowboy hat by Cowboy Classic Hat Company, and custom children’s chaps, to name a few. There will be fun kids’ silent auction and raffle items available as well.
Tickets are $25 each for the Adult Barbecue and Adult Prize Ride. Children’s (8-17) tickets for the Prize Ride and Barbecue are $15 each. Kids eight and under eat free. Barbecue tickets are limited and are sold in advance at the Cowboy Shop and Office Outlets. You may also get tickets by contacting Carla Sullivan at 307-749-3979. Advanced purchase of Prize Ride tickets are not necessary.
All proceeds will benefit M.E.S.A. Therapeutic Horsemanship programs which provide free and reduced horseback riding lessons to youth in Sublette County who have physical, cognitive, or behavioral challenges or disabilities. M.E.S.A. currently has 27 youth enrolled in its programs.