Saddle Up News

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Saddle Up Still Raising Funds

posted Oct 21, 2012, 5:21 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

Current total raised is $9,249.00. We will continue to take donations through the end of the month and hope to reach $10,000.00. Click HERE to check our progress or to donate :)

Lake Rebecca Park Trails

posted Oct 4, 2012, 5:27 AM by Minnesota Equestrienne   [ updated Oct 4, 2012, 5:29 AM ]

Visit to learn more about the beautiful park we will be riding in. You can also download a map of the trails.

Check us out on Coffee with KARE

posted Oct 1, 2012, 6:30 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

Dear Saddle Up Participants,

posted Sep 30, 2012, 6:30 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

October 7th is expected to be a beautiful fall day – a great day for riding, hiking, and raising money toward the fight against breast cancer. Since the ride is on Sunday this year, we will be having a Cowboy Church service at 8:00am. Ride check-in will begin after the service, at 8:30am. Coffee and those wonderful Panera Bread ribbon shaped bagels will be available for breakfast.

PLEASE REMEMBER to bring the following items to the check-in table in the clubhouse:

  • Copy of current negative Coggins
  • Annual Three Rivers trail tag
    OR $5.00 to purchase a Three Rivers day pass

Other things you might want bring along:

  • A park map is attached for you to print if you would like to have a copy while on the trails
  • A beverage of your choice (lunch will be provided)
  • A portable chair (to sit comfortably during the auction)
  • Checkbook or cash to pay for auction items
  • Bucket of water and hay for your horse
    (we’ll provide apples for the horses)

We are very grateful for use of the Horseman Ranch facilities again this year, and so we hope everyone will follow the rules to ensure the health of their herd:

  • Do not allow your horse to come into contact with the ranch herd
  • Use your own buckets – water is available on the north side of the barn
  • Clean up after your horse before you leave
  • Leave your dogs home for the day

New this year… we will have horse sitters to watch the horses while you’re eating and bidding on auction items. We’ll provide you with an information card at check-in. Simply slide it under your wiper, and if your horse gets anxious, hungry or thirsty, our horse sitters will come let you know.

Prize drawing tickets will be awarded to registered participants – one ticket for every $100 raised. For online donations, totals will be recorded at 5:00am on October 7th. Donation checks handed in at the ride before 11:00am will also be included. We were very fortunate this year to have some super great sponsors provide some really great prizes.

It’s exactly one week until we saddle up. Registrations and donations are way down this year and we are far from reaching our goal. I know a lot can be accomplished in a very short time, so I hope you will take these last few days to reach out to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, and ask for their support in this worthwhile cause. We’ll be accepting same-day registrations, so please invite others to come and ride or bid at the auction.

On behalf of the Minnesota Equestrienne, thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you all on the 7th!

YES! You can register onsite the day of the ride

posted Sep 28, 2012, 6:39 AM by Minnesota Equestrienne

We have plenty of openings, and there is still time to pre-register. Pre-registration allows you to do fundraising online. If you don't have time to pre-register, or are still not sure if you can commit, you can still register the day of the ride. Donation checks, made out to MN Affiliate of Susan G. Komen can be also be turned in on ride day. All registered participants will be eligible for prize drawings - one ticket for every $100 raised. And don't forget, you don't have to register to participate in the auction. We have so many great auction items -- something for EVERYONE!

We can use your help!

posted Jun 26, 2012, 5:36 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

Some folks who do not have horses were wondering if there is a way they can help. You betcha!!! There are so many ways you can help, and following are just a few...
  • Register and collect online donations for Susan G. Komen. If you don't have a horse to ride, come out and hike, or just join us for lunch and the auction.

  • Talk to your local businesses about donating an item for our auction. We can arrange to have a team member pick the item(s) up. A pickup receipt is provided from the Minnesota Equestrian, and a receipt for tax purposes is provided from the Minnesota Affiliate of Susan G. Koman.

  • Distribute Registration Forms and Save the Date cards -- pin on local bulletin boards, at businesses, and hand out to friends. Just give us your address and we'll mail you a few to handout.

  • Come join us for Cowyboy Church or for lunch the day of the ride, and leave a donation.

  • Send a donation check made out to Minnesota Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

  • If you're an experienced horse person, come out and "babysit" the horses while they remain tied to the trailer during the auction. Babysitters make sure horses have hay and water and don't let the smart ones untie themselves.

  • Like us on Facebook, and tell your friends to like us too!

Registration Form now available for Saddle Up 2012

posted Jun 22, 2012, 3:58 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

Register now to Saddle Up for the Cure on Sunday, October 7th. Help us support this worthy cause!

Save the Date - October 7, 2012

posted Apr 20, 2012, 1:02 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

Information and registration forms coming soon!

Lake Rebecca Park Trails

posted Sep 26, 2011, 8:12 PM by Minnesota Equestrienne

Here is a map showing the park. The North loop is closed due to washout. The Ranch is located about where the word Legend is.

Who will be the top fundraiser?

posted Sep 22, 2011, 10:56 AM by Minnesota Equestrienne

The top five Saddle Up for the Cure fundraisers are listed HERE. Check out where you stand! Remember, even if you are not in the top, for each $100 raised your name will be entered in a prize drawing. A big THANK YOU to Saddle and Tack Warehouse for donating some great items!!!

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