Ride-a-Thon

 

We regret to announce the postponement of Ride-a-Thon due to local flooding; the trail at Belvoir is under water and expected to worsen with more rain in the forecast. With safety of horses and riders a paramount concern, we have RESCHEDULED THE RIDE TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 3RD.

Registration will be extended for those who can join us on our new date. Registration now closes at 12pm on October 2nd.

Only the date of the event has changed; all aspects of our planning remain the same, including the tack sale and pre-registration event this Saturday September 25th at SARI.

We understand the great inconvenience this decision may cause for many of our registered participants, and sincerely appreciate your understanding that Mother Nature simply has imperfect timing. We are hopeful that October 3rd will be sunny and dry - perfect for our relaxing autumn hack we have planned for you!

 

Ride-a-Thon 2021 will be Sunday October 3 at Belvoir Estate Farm.

The oldest farm in Southwestern Ontario, Belvoir will provide an idyllic setting for our trail ride. Nostalgic for some and with a rich history, equestrians of all disciplines are welcome to ride Belvoir’s 8km of groomed trails nestled alongside the Thames River. The private 316 acre property boasts protected wetlands, centuries-old trees, bird watching and more; riders are sure to enjoy a relaxing autumn hack in support of SARI Therapeutic Riding.

 

This year's format will include:

  • Pledge-based participation - raise $75 in pledges to enter, prizes for top pledge earners!
  • Saturday September 25 - on site SARI event!  Browse our incredible tack sale, purchase your RAT t-shirt, drop off cash donations, tour the facility and check-in for your ride so you don't have to do it Sunday!
  • Sunday September 26 - COVID screening at registration, and group timeslots for departures (to keep within gathering limits).
  • Virtual event for those who cannot join the fun in person or wish to host their own physically distanced event!  

Of course, this event is subject to local health restrictions placed on our community at the time. 

 

Registration opens July 15th - stay tuned to our website and social media accounts for more information!  All riders registered before August 15th are entered into our early bird draw - an on-site Ride-a-Thon photoshoot collage courtesy of Jackie McManus!

 

We rely on the generosity of our supporters like you to make this annual event a great success!  Please join us on September 26 in support of SARI's programming, which breaks down barriers to ensure everyone in our community has the privilege of riding a horse.