My barefoot horse Webster and I participated in the Ride for The Cure on October 16, 2011.   We were on the Bow Brickhill Stables Team. Bow Brickhill is located in Milford, NJ, and we trailered the one mile over to the Alexandria Equestrian Association Park  where the ride began.

Here are some views from the Ride, they will be up until November 11, 2011.

And here we are cantering in the ring at home:

It was a lovely fall day, beautifully sunny with a bright blue sky and wispy white clouds, and a nice breeze keeping everyone cool. It was perfect riding weather through the woods and cornfields of Alexandria Township.  At one point we crossed the road for a few hundred yards to get to an adjacent field, and the start and end of the road crossing was manned by local police, keeping riders and horses safe.   There was a choice of three different ride lengths. Like Goldilocks, the ‘medium’ ride was just right for us, and we completed it in about 1:20.   We started out alone and quickly caught up to the group ahead of us, to Webster’s approval.

The ride was a huge success. It was the inaugural ride for the Central and South Jersey affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and over 60 riders participated. The parking area was full of trailers big and small. The ride raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, for national breast cancer research, and local screening and education. Bow Brickhill was the leading fundraiser and was awarded the first annual trophy. The Central and South Jersey Affiliate raised over $48,000, just shy of the goal of $50,000.

Fundraising is still open until November 15th, so if you wish, you may still donate until then by going to my Ride Page. If you have benefited from this blog in the past and would like to show your appreciation, this is a very worthy cause.