Saddle Up for SIRE trail riding event supports therapeutic horsemanship nonprofit


CAT SPRING — Saddle up your horse and come out to 7IL Ranch in Cat Spring, Oct. 20, 2018, for the Saddle Up for SIRE benefit trail ride, silent auction and barbecue lunch. The 26th annual event benefits SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship, a nonprofit program that helps children and adults with special needs through horse therapy.

Trail riders will partake in on-the-trail hilarity as they compete for prizes in the “Most Outrageous Costume Contest” and SIRE’s first-ever “photo scavenger hunt.” Riders and non-riders alike will enjoy a barbecue lunch catered by Rudy's Bar-B-Q, shopping at the silent auction, face painting, pumpkin painting, other games and contests and learning more about how therapeutic riding benefits people with special needs.

“With your help, miracles will continue to happen,” said K Leonard, 2018 Saddle Up for SIRE chair. “Some riders gain the ability to walk or talk; some report improved strength, balance, coordination and muscle control; others benefit from enhanced self-esteem and improved life skills.”

To attend or donate to the event, please visit and click on the teal blue box about Saddle Up for SIRE. The site allows you to: 1. Register to bring your own horse and ride more than 40 miles of trails at your own pace 2. Buy lunch tickets 3. Donate 4. Set up a personal fundraising page or a team page for your barn or equestrian group If you have any questions, please email Beth Burroway at or call 281-356-7588.


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