Third Annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride
To benefit Dreams Go On: Therapeutic Horseback Riding Organization
Hollidaysburg, PA--On Sunday, October 4th, 2009, the 3rd annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride to benefit Dreams Go On, a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization, will take place at Canoe Creek State Park. Dreams Go On (501C3 nonprofit) provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions for adults and children who are physically challenged, receive mental health, behavioral health or family therapy services.
This year's ride will take place Sunday.
In order to participate, horseback riders should register at www.DreamsGoOn.com or mail in a registration to: Dreams Go On Trail Ride, 315 Quince Court Hollidaysburg, Pa 16648. Event brochures can also be found at many area businesses and at Canoe Creek State Park. There is no registration fee to participate in the event. Riders are encouraged to register online prior to the event and collect pledges. All registered riders receive a free t-shirt at the event and a free BBQ chicken lunch, compliments of the generosity of Imler's Poultry, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Roaring Spring Water, DelGrosso's, Sheetz, The Olive Garden, and Dunkin' Donuts. Chicken BBQ prepared by Julie Kopp of Hollidaysburg, PA.
Registration on the day of the event is at 8:00 a.m. The ride begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
The Bridle Trail, laid out by Terry Wentz of WaxWing Associates, loops around the park and will be between a 3.5 - 4.0 hour trail ride. The trail will be groomed through the state park, and an instructor from Dreams Go On will lead and guide the trail riders. Lunch will be served at noon in Pavilion #2 for the registered participants and Dreams Go On riders and their families. Riders are encouraged to enjoy continuing to ride at Canoe Creek after the lunch.
Registered horse trail riders may participate in the silent auction being held from 11:00am to 1:00 p.m. The silent auction features great items from area businesses. Donated items are still being accepted for the silent auction. There will also be a special guest speaker after lunch. Ms. Christine Wertz, Riding Instructor, will speak about the Parelli Method of training. Volunteers are needed to assist with this event and with therapeutic horseback rides. Contact Betsy Lehman at LehmanMarketing@Gmail.com or 814-695-8164. Visit www.DreamsGoOn.com for more information.
The children and adults who ride in the Dreams Go On therapeutic program and their parents or guardians will also be invited to participate in children's activities including face painting starting at starting at 11:00 a.m. and are invited to the luncheon.
The event is on rain or shine. Riders must provide their own horse. Riding horse rentals are not available at Canoe Creek State Park. No dogs or stallions permitted in event area.
Dreams Go On appreciates the support of the following sponsors: Lehman Engineers (Title Sponsor), Congressman and Mrs. Bill Shuster, Trans Associates, Inc., Sheetz, Carol L. Myers Confidential Insurance Consulting, Inc., Best Way Pizza, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc., Bill Wertz & Sons, Inc, Bartolotta Vision Care, LLC, The RADD Development Company, DeGol Organization, Holliday Real Estate, American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc., The Hite Company, S&T Bank, Wertz Landscaping, Inc., Urban & Murphy, PC., Holliday Real Estate, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., Comfort Inn Altoona, Drenning Leasing Company, and the Press Box.
Directions to the Canoe Creek State Park: 12 miles east of Altoona, Pa. Travel on US 22 until you arrive at the small village of canoe creek (seven miles east of Hollidaysburg), turn north on the Turkey Valley Road for one half mile to Canoe Creek Road, on the right.