CJ Poznansky photo RIders for an ETRA Pledge Ride heading out on the trail.

ETRA Pledge Ride an important fundraiser

Horse enthusiasts can take part in a ride to raise money for therapeutic riding association

Horse enthusiasts are invited to ride to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Parksville Rail Trail to access a myriad of trails in Virginia Estates and Coombs area (Woodlot 31) on Sunday, June 23 to raise money in a Pledge Ride for ETRA Therapeutic Riding Association.

The Pledge Ride is ETRA’s most important in-house fundraiser. Being part of the ETRA Pledge Ride is a fun and rewarding way of helping people with disabilities experience the closeness to a beautiful animal and see the world from a different perspective; just two of the many benefits of the therapeutic riding program.

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Riders and non-riders can collect pledges. The top five pledge collectors will be awarded with prizes at the BBQ following the ride. This year the event is following the annual gymkhana put on by Silver Spur Riding Club on Saturday, June 22 in the same location.

Participants can meet at the Coombs Fairground for registration at 9:30 a.m. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. and will take approximetly one and a half to three hours. Trails will be marked for the shorter and longer rides.

For more information and to download the Pledge Sheets, visit www.etra.ca or call Lila at 250-821-4298.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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