Charity Poker Ride - November 9th

Horsepower, a first annual charity poker ride and run to benefit Saddle Up Therapeutic Riding Center will be held Sunday, November 9. Sign up and registration will begin at 8 am and the ride will begin at 9 am at an entrance to Ritter Ranch property on the south side of Elizabeth Lake Road just west of 60th Street West. Motorcycles will have an approximately 50-70 mile ride beginning and ending in Leona Valley and the horse riders will have a guided ride for about 2-3 hours through the hills and valleys of Ritter Ranch.
Major sponsors include Antelope Valley Harley Davidson and Camacho Auto. William Edwards Photography and Affordable Tire are among the donors of prizes to be raffled after the ride and run, too!
All proceeds will go directly to Saddle Up. Entry fee is $20 per horse or motorcycle. $10 for additional rider on motorcycle. Lunch will follow the ride and run, and live music, face painting and mule wagon rides are planned, as well.

Saddle Up was founded in 1999 to promote the rehabilitation of individuals with physical, psychological and learning disabilities through equine-facilitated activities; to help establish therapeutic riding centers; support related medical research; and train and certify therapeutic riding instructors.
The fundraiser is being organized by past and present Leona Valley Gymkhana Queens to sponsor Nugget, a horse that is new to Saddle Up who was donated by Tom and Judy Brundage, who founded the pageant in 2004.
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September 20th Gymkhana

We hope everyone enjoyed the summer... Now that it is fall the Leona Valley Gymkhana is just around the corner. Sept 20th, sign ups are at 8:00am in the saddle at 9:00am 

The events are:

Single Stake +1
Poles 2
Single Barrel
Hurry Scurry on the ground.

The Queen Cafe will also be open with drinks and goodies! We hope to see everyone there...

Gymkhana June 14th

the weather is suppose to be very nice, so come and ride.
The events will be:
Cloverleaf Barrels
Poles Keyhole
California Poles
Single Barrel
Arkansas Poles (new event)
The Queen Cafe will be open with Breakfast burritos, lunch, drinks and snacks
We hope to see you all there, sign ups at 8am and we ride at 9:00.
FYI there will not be a gymkhana in July and August due to the heat.  Our next gymkhana will be in September, which will be a make up gymkhana for the gymkhana that was canceled due to weather in April.