Now in its sixth annual running, Oxford Feed and Lumber’s Pink Poker Prance is gearing up for another fundraising ride. We’re pleased to once again spotlight the Pink Poker Prance in today’s Standing Ovation.
This week’s honoree:
Nancy Johnson of Oxford Feed and Lumber, the Oxford, Pennsylvania store producing the Pink Poker Prance, sent us some information on this year’s upcoming event on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
Now in its sixth year, the Pink 50 Poker Prance has become a favorite fall event for many customers and friends of Oxford Feed & Lumber. The trail ride, this year on Sunday, October 11, through beautiful Fair Hill benefits breast cancer awareness and research. All the riders receive a tee-shirt, goodie bags, and enjoy a cookout after the ride. Plus, prizes are awarded to the top 5 poker hands (riders receive cards at various checkpoints along the ride) and the 5 “most pink” horse and rider combinations.
New to the event this year are beautiful handcrafted horseshoes shaped into the breast cancer awareness logo, then painted pink and adorned with a ribbon. A name can be painted on the top of the shoe in memory or support of a loved one.
The shoes are also available before the event at both Oxford Feed & Lumber and Brandywine Ace, Pet & Farm for just $10. As several local farriers are crafting the shoes at just materials cost, we expect this to add to the donations we make to local breast cancer coalitions.
While the trail ride part of the event is horse-related, everyone is welcome at the Poker Prance. Non-riding attendees receive lunch and a special goodie bag. The horseshoes, too, are meant to appeal to riders and non-riders alike. Once again, the event will also feature an array of amazing raffle baskets. Each has a different theme including dog, horse, child and man.
Check out this video compiled from past Poker Prances to get an idea of the fun!
Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.