Our annual ride to benefit the Pioneer Valley Therapeutic Riding Association will be on Sunday, October 10th. It will once again take place at the Swift River Sportsman’s Club on Moore Road in Belchertown. Proceeds from this event will help provide horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Riders and walkers are welcome.

The ride will take place rain or shine. The parking area opens at 8:00 AM. Registration and refreshments open at 8:30 AM. Participants can begin leaving before 9:00 AM if they wish to avoid the Turkey Shoot taking place the same day. There will be a 15-mile and a 3-mile marked trail. Riders choosing the 15-mile ride should leave by 10:00 AM to be back in time for the chicken dinner being prepared for all participants (let us know if you are a vegetarian).

Each participant is asked to contribute a minimum of $40 in pledges. Please bring your Pledge Form and pledge money in an envelope marked with your name on the day of the ride. Keep your Sponsor List for your information. Uncollected pledge money should be turned in by October 31, 2010.

Judged Pleasure Ride

Sponsored by Dion Tack and Gallery

Please indicate on your Registration Form if you wish to participate in the 15-Mile Judged Pleasure Ride. This is a fun ride and ribbons will be awarded. The top rider in each division will also receive a prize. Divisions for this ride are: Junior (age to 18), and Senior (age 19 up).


Prizes will be awarded to the riders who submit the top pledges in each division. Divisions: Children(ageto12)

Juniors (age 13 to 18)

Seniors (age 19 and up)

Interested parties should download a sponsor list and registration/brochure.

Please pre-register no later than one week prior by sending your registration form to:

P.O. Box 944
Belchertown, MA 01007

Pre-registration secures your lunch.