It’s that time of year again … the second annual Hettinger Challenge Hunter Pace at ATBR. Most of you remember my antics last year deciding that my first ride in 2 years should come in the form of a 4 hour excursion on a thoroughbred we pulled from a field at ATBR. It was a spectacular day and one I won’t forget. Although my horse seemed to build steam with each hour as everyone else (human and equine began to wane), I can’t wait to get back in the saddle again on October 23rd (rain date Oct 24th)! The proceeds from The Hettinger Challenge (named in memory of the founder and owner of ATBR and Akindale Farm) will be split evenly between the Oblong Trail Association and Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue.
Attached is a copy of the event information as well as a sponsorship form. The success of this event is credited largely to sponsors, who lend their name and financial support to the event. By participating as a sponsor, your name and/or organization will benefit from exposure of 300 plus riders and others attending the wonderful day long event. We have many levels of sponsorship packages, as you will see from the attached form. You can select the level of participation and be secure in the knowledge that your sponsorship fee will be used to help Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, a cause very close to my heart. For my friends who are looking for a lot of advertising bang for the buck, you can get your name out there for as little as $150-$500.
For anyone wanting to join us – we’d love to have you bring your horse (and your friends) up for a great day of riding the scenic trails and fields in beautiful Pawling! It is sure to be another fun event.
Hope to see you all there!