LoveWay Ride-A-Thon 2017

by Caitlyn Andrews October 11, 2017

LoveWay Ride-A-Thon 2017

Veterinary and Poultry Supply is a proud sponsor of LoveWay. Each year LoveWay hosts a large trail riding event with activities for the whole family. The event is LoveWay's largest annual fundraiser.

This will be the 23rd Annual Ride-A-Thon and all of the money raised from the fundraiser goes directly toward running the nonprofit.

Ride-A-Thon 2017 Details:

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Address: 54151 County Road 33, Middlebury, IN 46540

Pancake Breakfast (open to the public):
7:00 am - 10:30 am
$6 suggested donation
Rider Registration:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Fun Fair (open to the public):
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
$5 admission fee
LoveWay Ride-A-Thon 2017

What is LoveWay?

LoveWay is a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of individuals with special needs through their equine-assisted therapeutic services. LoveWay has been in operation since 1973 and each year there are over 300 students that participate at LoveWay.

The staff and volunteers at LoveWay take excellent care of the horses. Some of the horses have special needs themselves and require special supplements, farrier, vet, and chiropractic care. Running a therapeutic riding stable has many expenses and as a nonprofit, LoveWay relies on the support of the community and fundraising events 

What is the Ride-A-Thon?

This year, the 23rd Annual LoveWay Ride-A-Thon is October 14, 2017. The LoveWay Ride-A-Thon gives riders a chance to take their own horses trail riding through the woods, fields, hills, and optional water crossings that surround the LoveWay property.

It costs a minimum of $50 to register for the ride. Riders are encouraged to seek out sponsors to raise more than the minimum amount. All of the proceeds go directly to LoveWay. There are 3 levels that riders can reach when gathering sponsors and they each come with added prizes:

Rider Sponsor Levels:
Level 1 - $50 - $99
T-Shirt, goody bag, and lunch after the ride
Level 2 - $100 - $149
T-shirt, goody bag, lunch, door prize ticket, and special gift
Level 3 - $150 +
T-shirt, goody bag, lunch, door prize ticket, special gift, grand prize raffle ticket, and an additional grand prize raffle ticket for each additional $100
Here are some helpful links with all of the info you need for the Ride-A-Thon:

Ride-A-Thon Fun Fair

There's more to the Ride-A-Thon even than just trail riding! Bring the kids and the whole family for the Fun Fair.
From 10:30 am to 2:00 pm there will be a Fun Fair at LoveWay that includes:
  • Pony Rides
  • Children's Games
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House
  • Clowns
  • Bake Sale
  • More!

There's a $5 admission fee that includes lunch in addition to the fun and games.

Pancake Breakfast

Stop out for an all you can eat pancake breakfast! The breakfast is sponsored by the Elkhart Exchange Club.

7:00 am - 10:30 am

$6 suggested donation

Caitlyn Andrews
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