Ride-a-Thon

 

Ride-a-Thon 2022 will be September 25th 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 24 - on site SARI event!  Browse our incredible tack sale, or purchase your RAT t-shirt

  • Sunday September 25 - Each registered horse/rider combo will raise a minimum of $75 in pledges to join us for an enjoyable trail ride along the Thames River and Dingman Creek

  • Virtual event for those who cannot join the fun in person or wish to host their own event!  

 

 

Registration opens August 1st - stay tuned to our website and social media accounts for more information!  Register and collect over $75 in pledges before August 31st at midnight and you will be entered into a draw for the Early Bird Prize! 

We rely on the generosity of our supporters like you to make this annual event a great success!  Please join us on September 25 in support of SARI's programming, which breaks down barriers to ensure everyone in our community has the privilege of riding a horse.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the conditions like on the trail?

  • Belvoir is a natural property with varying conditions.  Every rider needs to be aware of hazards including but not limited to wildlife, river cliffs and banks, crops and natural terrain. Given this information, participants must assess both horse and rider experience level before considering participation.

Are there water or bridge crossings on the trail?

  • There are no water or bridge crossings on the trail. The trail is approximately 8km in length with mowed grass footing and a few short gentle slopes.

Can we walk, trot, canter and jump?

  • Out of respect for our host property, Ride-a-thon is a walk-only course.  Jumping is not permitted at Ride-a-thon.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

  • Helmets are mandatory when mounted on the Belvoir property.

How old do riders have to be?

  • As per SARI policy, participants may be 4 years and up.  All participants under 18 must have a signed waiver by parent/guardian.  Ponying is not permitted; riders must be able to maintain control of their own horse at all times.

Can I drive my cart on course?

  • Unfortunately, carts are not permitted on course.

Can I borrow a horse to use?

  • Horses are not provided for use on the trail.  Riders must bring their own horse or a horse provided by their coach.

How do I get my souvenir t-shirt?

  • All registrants who collect $350 or more in pledges will earn a souvenir t-shirt - this year in a beautiful colour red!

  • T-shirts will be available for sale both at the Rideathon registration table AND at the tack sale on September 24th.