CALENDAR of EVENTS
Trotting to Trailfest!
Saturday, January 10th
It's almost Trailfest time!! Trailfest is much like a walk-a-thon except on horseback! Every student that raises at least $50 in sponsorships will get the opportunity to experience a beautiful trail ride in the Santa Monica Mountains. Paramount Ranch is a fantastic venue with an old Western town, amazing scenery and wide safe trails for our riders to enjoy.
You should have received a personalized flyer and sponsor sheet to help with your fundraising. If you have not received one or if you would like to have an email/pdf version of the flyer please contact . If you have not signed up for a time to ride please contact your instructor.
Bring your families for our famous golden horseshoe hunt on foot, crafts and a BBQ lunch for all. Our adventure at Paramount Ranch will take place on Saturday January 10th from 9am onwards-all are welcome to join us for what promises to be a great family day and a fantastic experience for our riders.
There will be no regular lessons on Saturday January 10th however for those that ride during the week and would prefer to stay at the Ride On ranch we have special events planned during your regular lesson. Riders that raise $50 or more will receive a Trailfest t-shirt! We have some great prizes for the highest sponsorship amounts including a free riding session at Ride On and Disneyland Parkhopper Tickets! See you on the trail!
Ride On's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Amazing…Spectacular…Entertaining…Classy…Impressive….just a few of the words our guests used to describe our 20th Anniversary Celebration last weekend which raised over $186,000! This fantastic event which was attended by over 400 guests was graciously hosted by Mr. David H. Murdock at Ventura Farms and we cannot thank him enough for his generosity and support. The evening kicked off with the exciting entrance of 5 skydivers that landed with precision only feet from our guests! We were then treated to a presentation of Ventura Farms finest horses and our wonderful riders, horses and staff impressed the crowd with Adaptive and Therapy Services demos. A lovely dinner followed on the beautiful lawn amongst Mr. Murdock’s incredible boulders with musical entertainment provided by British band Next of Kin. Following an exciting auction guests were treated to an absolutely brilliant light show! Special thanks to our Event Sponsors Platinum Capital Management, Variety – the Children’s Charity, Beach Point Capital Management, O’Melveny & Myers, Irell and Manella and to all those that raised their hand during our Rein in Support for Ride On. Thanks also to Morgan Evans for organizing such an amazing event, Anke Magnussen, the skydiving team, Next of Kin and our team of Ride On staff and volunteers.
Mr. David H. Murdock presents Bryan McQueeney with the donation of a beautiful horse during the event.
Hoofprints and Heartbeats in Hidden Hills
a Huge Success!
Our Hoofprints and Heartbeats event generously hosted by Stine and Alex Van Halen last weekend was a great success! Stine and Alex not only opened their beautiful home to Ride On, they also sponsored one of our amazing horses and provided the wonderful BBQ dinner! We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and hospitality - it really was a beautiful evening.
Thank you to the following supporters that raised their hand during the evening to sponsor our horses and riders - we raised over $81,000!!
Tim Meissner, Mitch and Lynda Jacobs, Bryan McQueeney and Gloria Hamblin, Rob and Linda Raznick, Teri Mika, Thea Sprecher, Barry Nadell, Brian and Tara Eisendrath, Stine and Alex Van Halen, Chris Nitz, Simon and Sara Jones, Wyatt and Lisa McCrea, Susan Wolf and Marcus Ryle, Rose and Mark Sturza, Ray Regan, Melissa Roghani, Joel Adelman, Sheila Ryan, Diana Campbell, Mindi Hampton, J Mueler, J Pitzele, A Osterlund and Deborah Nulman.
Thanks also to our Ride On volunteers, Todd McTavish and Lee Jackson for the great music, Simon Jones - our auctioneer extraordinaire, Brie Wilson for a lovely dressage demonstration and our amazing riders!
Save the date!! Our Fabulous Fall Fundraiser will be on Saturday September 20th in Hidden Valley - hope to see you there!
Ride On welcomes Veterans
Ride On is now offering un mounted Equine Facilitated Growth and Learning classes as well as more traditional horseback riding lessons to post 9/11 Veterans funded through The Wounded Warriors and in conjunction with PATH International. Wounded Warriors offers programs and support services to wounded Vets and PATH International is the national organization for Therapeutic Riding- We are accredited through PATH.
We are very excited to be able to offer these programs! Barbara Levine and Gloria Hamblin will be facilitating the EAGALA sessions and the mounted sessions will be with our certified instructors.
If you know someone who might benefit please give us a call or bring them by for a visit. We are so happy to offer this to such deserving men and women.
Their Time to Ride
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