Riders Raise More than Saddles at Annual Paint Horse Trail Ride
(Pat Engelhard - Web Content Producer ) The National Paint Horse Association sponsored their Paint Horse Trail Ride at Fort Robinson State Park in Sept 6-11. More than 100 Riders from Nebraska, Illinois, Arkansas, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, Kentucky, Missouri, Colorado, California, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas, Kansas, Maryland, Wyoming, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana trailered their horses to the event.
For each of the past 15 years, the Paint Horse Trail Ride has hosted a silent auction fund raiser at their banquet, the proceeds of which are applied toward the upkeep of the equestrian facilities at Fort Robinson SP. Trail riders have generously donated items each year to the silent auction. This year’s event raised nearly $2,500 for the equestrian facilities.
Many of the riders continue to come for this ride each year as it provides some of the best trail riding, scenery, food, lodging and hospitality in the country. For each day of the ride the Fort Robinson staff members guide the trail riders through challenging new trails.
Trail riders were up first thing in the morning and enjoyed a full breakfast at the lodge before spending a challenging day on the trails. Lunch is brought out to the trail riders each day and at the end of each day’s ride an evening meal is served.
In addition to these great meals, riders were treated to an evening steak fry and entertainment, a sunrise breakfast cooked for them high on the top of the buttes of Fort Robinson SP and at the end of the week, an evening banquet that marked the end of the trail.
Interested in signing up for next years ride? For more information about the APHA’s Trail Rides send an e-mail to email@example.com, or call 817-222-6439.