Explore, Enjoy and Energize for a Cause: Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride

“A lot of the riders had never been on this ranch,” responded Kelly Work, of Work Ranch, regarding last year’s 1st Annual Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride benefitting Partners in Equestrian Therapy. “They enjoyed the views and exploring a new place. They enjoyed being together, and many plan to return each year!”

Work Ranch and Therapeutic Riding

Work Ranch is actively involved in Mighty Oaks Warrior program. So with a servant’s heart Kelly’s daughter, a Cal Poly student, began to volunteer for Partners in Equestrian Therapy therapeutic riding program in Atascadero. “We saw first hand how effective the program is so we offered to host a trail ride as a fundraiser to help them out,” explained Kelly.

Explore, Enjoy and Energize for a Cause: Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride | SLO Horse NewsPartners in Equestrian Therapy (P.E.T.), located in Atascadero, California, offers therapeutic riding programs for kids and adults with special needs. The programs are designed to improve the student’s cognitive, physical and psychological abilities.

P.E.T. bases all lessons on the methodology and certificates offered through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). Each lesson incorporates an appropriate riding skill and a game in a fun and safe manner. Students progress through the riding activities, as well as the horse and volunteer interactions. More information can be found in the SLO Horse News article, “Riding Along With Partners in Equestrian Therapy”.

Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride

Mark your calendars to saddle up on the rescheduled date of April 23, 2017, and ride your horse on one of the most scenic ranches on California’s Central Coast. Work Ranch in San Miguel has been operated and maintained by the Work family for over 100 years.

Your guided trail ride will connect you with the camaraderie of fellow trail riders, allow you to experience the beautiful ranch, and feed your appetite with a delicious BBQ chicken lunch. In addition, you will hold a poker hand – or two – for prizes and a silent auction will give you something special and unique to take home. Local musician PJ Roberston will provide the entertainment.  Bring your horse, a few friends and some money (for more poker hands and the silent auction), and be ready to enjoy one spectacular trail ride experience.

Explore, Enjoy and Energize for a Cause: Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride | SLO Horse News

Reserve Your Spot

Tickets for the Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride are $75 per rider (you provide the horse), which includes the ride, lunch and a poker hand. The lunch can be enjoyed by anyone not riding for $25 per person. The ride is limited to 50 riders so secure your spot early. Riders must be a minimum of 12 years and intermediate to experienced riders. Horses need to be able to handle moderate terrain and must be used to riding in a group. Sorry, this is not the place for “green” horses or inexperienced riders.

Reserve your spot for the Work Ranch Benefit Trail Ride benefitting Partners in Equestrian Therapy on April 23, 2017. Get your tickets at the P.E.T. website.

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