Reader Quinn Anderson submitted this report of a trail ride to benefit breast cancer research that took place in Fairhill, MD on Sunday. Thanks Quinn!
Top photo: The horses I rode with – The horse on the left is headed to the United States Eventing Association Young Event Horse 4-year-old championships soon, believe it or not. Photo by Oxford Feed and Lumber.
This weekend I attended The Pink 50 Poker Prance, which was a trail ride to benefit breast cancer research. Our local feed store, Oxford Feed and Lumber, hosted the event. I went with my OTTB and two other ridiculously decorated OTTBs, and it was definitely on of the funniest things I’ve done recently, and for a great cause! One of the other cool things about the Poker Prance is your poker hand. As you ride the trail, volunteers wait at check points with a deck of cards. At each one you pick a card, and the best poker hands win Purina Feed! I doubt I won with my hand, but it was still fun.
This is a great event for a great cause, and a great excuse to dress up your horses. If you live in the Fair Hill area, be sure to come out next year!
Me and my boy! Photo by Kathy Anderson.
Go here for more pictures from the Poker Prance!
About Quinn: Hi, my name is Quinn! I’m another crazy teen horse girl! When I’m not busy with school and three non-horsey sports, I compete Training with my mare Sprite (otherwise known as Wonder Pony) and am retraining an OTTB to the glorious sport of eventing.