Hamilton: Pleasure Riders benefit ride
HAMILTON—The Allegan County Pleasure Riders will have their 44th annual benefit ride, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Silver Creek County Park.
The event will raise money for Wings of Hope Hospice, the Wings Home, FACETS (Friends of Allegan County Equestrian Trail System) and the Paula West Therapeutic Riding Scholarship Fund.
Participants will be riding well-marked trails along the Allegan County Equestrian Trail System at the park, at the corner of 134th Avenue and 38th Street near Hamilton. There is both a short loop and longer loop.
Donations are $25 minimum for individuals and $35 minimum per family, which covers the day’s riding fee, a raffle ticket, a T-shirt (one for individual, two for family) and lunch.
Participants who find one of four decorated horseshoes along the ride will win special prizes.
Riding starts at 10 a.m. and must be completed on the trail by 4 p.m. No dogs are allowed on the trail.
Participants may enter the grand prize drawing by donating a minimum $100. Prizes include a portable electrified corral and charger, a 2,000-watt generator, a gas grill and camp cupboard, 100 bales of 2018 season hay, and a Gallagher Solar Fence charger.
Special gifts will be presented to the three highest donors and to the oldest adult rider, youngest boy and riders and the individual who traveled farthest to the event.
Lunch will be hot dogs, chips and beverages and will be served from noon to 2 p.m.
Registration is Friday, April 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Silver Creek pavilion.
For more information, call Pam Brown at (616) 490-1627 or (269) 686-9008 or visit allegancountyparks.org for directions and trail maps.