The Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center is holding their 24th annual Ride-a-thon this upcoming weekend on Oct. 28. Festivities include a riding trail, a gnome hunt, and a pumpkin-carving contest. The proceeds will be going toward the Cedar Creek Riding Center to help provide horseback riding therapy to people with disabilities.
Various prizes will be given to those who raise the most money, such as T-shirts, hoof picks, baseball caps, and sweatshirts. The person who raises the most money will win the grand prize, which is a signed portrait of artist Joe Reneker’s horse, Dixie.
MU freshman Kelsey Cox volunteers at Cedar Creek once a week, assisting the children as they ride down the trail.
“It is a really good feeling to know that you are helping people with disabilities,” Cox said. “This Ride-a-thon will be a lot of fun and it is for such a good cause.”
Sign-up forms for the Ride-a-thon are available at cedarcreek.missouri.org. If unable to attend, donations can also be made online at the Cedar Creek website, or they can be sent to 4895 E Hwy 163, Columbia MO 65201.
By Scarlett Goodin
Corner Post Staff Writer