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Project R.I.D.E. saddles up

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Project R.I.D.E. saddles up and rides as part of fundraising for their facility in Elk Grove.

This morning’s ride was its 28th annual  John Lewis Memorial Trail Ride.

The Barton Ranch in Sloughhouse hosted this country activity for 49 riders. It is located west of Rancho Murieta between Jackson Highway and Highway 50.

Everyone arrived at 7:30am, ate some great grub, drank some coffee and saddled up, hitting the trail at 9am.

Rolling hills, vivid blue skies after morning fog lifted, green grass, running creeks and sunshine made for a great ride. Cattle, including calves roamed amongs the great oak trees.

Here are some snapshots of the ride:Activities continue this evening with a special “American Idol Country Style” presentation, performed by Jessie Baker students.Then there’s BBQ rib eye steaks served with with all the trimmin’s. 

All proceeds generated during the day and evening events benefit Project R.I.D.E.’s therapeutic recreational horseback riding program, which serves over 400 students with special needs in a safe, structured setting.

Project R.I.D.E. offers therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to over 440 riders with disabilities in the greater Sacramento area. A safe, structured program improves physical, emotional and social functioning through interaction with specially trained equine handlers and volunteers.


SacPress Photos | Kati Garner

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