This will be the 5th year Stemmler Stein Equine, LLC will be hosting a Saddle Up for St. Jude event to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! Over the last 6 years we have raised over $15,000 for the kids at St. Jude. I am very excited to get this event up and running again for 2017!
10am Volunteers Meet
11am Riders may start arriving
12pm Ride Starts
2pm Last Rider Out
2pm Pony Rides start
2:30 On-Farm Egg Hunt Starts
4pm Riders should be mostly back, Pony Rides Finish
Please visit our fundraising page at http://fundraising.stjude.org/ssellc to register and start raising money for the hospital!
I have envelopes as well to help with fundraising if you wish to go door to door or in your workplace. If you need one mailed please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are asking that everyone raise at least $25 in order to participate in the event. Of course, the more the better! I have set an event goal of $2500. Our record however in 2010 was over $5000. Can we beat it?
IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING HORSES: ALL HORSES MUST SHOW COGGINS DATED WITHIN 1 YEAR AND CERTIFICATE OF FLU/RHINO VACCINATION DATED WITHIN 6 MONTHS. NO INCOMING HORSES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BARN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP KEEPING OUR HORSES HEALTHY.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR HELMETS! Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep everyone safe.
PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 15! We will have plenty of parking but I’d still like an idea of how many trailers to expect so we can best prepare.
Activities at this year’s event will include the Trail Ride itself, which will be about a 2 hour loop (at a walk…but you can set your own pace), a 50/50 Cash Poker Ride on the Trail (additional donation), an Easter Egg Hunt (on trail…and something closer to the farm for the kids), a Silent Auction (donations welcome!) and Pony Rides (yes! All those munchkins not quite ready for the trail ride can still ride!).
I am also STILL in need of volunteers! It gets a little chaotic on event day, so I will need the help! Please let me know if you are willing to help with any of the following:
-Parking! Going to be complicated depending on how wet my fields are. Need a few adults for this.
– Traffic Control- where we have road crossings
– Checkpoint Guard- Scattered throughout the trail to make sure everyone is OK…and to help with the poker ride and other games!
– Runners (to check on other volunteers, refresh them with drinks, etc. …kids would be great here!)
– Event Awareness- I could use some helpers before the event to spread flyers, notify radio stations, etc.
– We also need donations of items for the silent auction and donations of food items/ baked goods to sell to benefit St. Jude.
More jobs will pop up I’m sure, so if you can help let me know. Please email me at email@example.com!
Looking forward to the event! Hope to see you there!