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Ride for PRIDE Benefit, April 2-6 in London (Rain or Shine)

Ride-for-PRIDE-Logo-square copyCome ride your horse in the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest from Wednesday until Sunday. Enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Shop for tack supplies, handcrafts and more from vendors on Friday and Saturday. Kids can play on inflatables while you bid in the silent auction on Saturday. All while raising money for a great cause.

WHAT: Horseback trail ride and music concerts to benefit Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday-Sunday, April 2-6, 2014. Gates open 8 a.m. on April 2. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. on April 4 and April 5. Vendors open 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on April 4 and 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on April 5. Kids can play in an inflated bouncer house and an 80-foot inflated race/obstacle course with slide 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on April 5.

WHERE: The London Drag Way will be the staging area, offering trail access to the Daniel Boone National Forest, primitive campsites, bathrooms, portable showers, concessions, vendors, concerts and inflatables. The London Drag Way is conveniently located less than 10 miles from I-75 at 3385 White Oak Road, London, KY 40741.

Horseback trails are in the White Oak area of the Daniel Boone National Forest, along the Rockcastle River. Riders can pick their own routes in the dispersed use area that is accessible to all skill levels and features a wide variety of terrains in beautiful wooded scenery. The trails are easily accessible from the London Drag Way. Guided trail rides will leave at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

WHY: Proceeds will benefit Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to cleaning up solid waste problems, improving water quality, and promoting environmental education in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky.

ADMISSION:  $20 per person for all four days, including a primitive campsite. Free admission for children ages 12 and under. All sales are final. The Ride for PRIDE Benefit will be held, rain or shine. Refunds will be given only if PRIDE cancels the five-day Ride for PRIDE Benefit prior to April 2 due to extreme conditions.

ONE-DAY PASSES: On Friday and Saturday, visitors without horses can buy a $10 one-day pass to visit vendors and watch concerts.  If you plan to attend more than one day, please purchase a full admission ticket (see above). Free admission for children ages 12 and under. All sales are final. Performances have been confirmed but are subject to change; therefore, there will be no refund if an act fails to perform. Performances are planned to continue rain or shine, except in the event it causes danger to the viewers and/or performers.


VENDORS:  Tack supplies, arts, crafts, jewelry and more will be available at Ride for PRIDE. Vendors of these fine products already have reseserved their booth space (web links provided by vendors): Appalachia Animal Farm Silk Goat Milk Soap, Cherokee Stables Miniature Ponies, Church of God in Jesus Name Youth Group, Dreamtime Tree Care and Carvings, Hidden Hills Tack and Feed (booth opens Wednesday), In a Pikle, It Works Wraps & More, Kings Kettle Corn, London-Laurel County Tourist Commission, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Preston and Polly McLain Horseshoe Nail Jewelry, Scentsy, The Surly Mermaids, Thirty-One, West’s Studio (booth opens Wednesday), Younique.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at Ride for PRIDE, please contact Rhonda McQueen, rkmcqueen@yahoo.com, 606-260-0581. Click here to view the vendor application.

SPONSORS: Clear Channel Lake Cumberland, Don Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Forcht Bank, Forcht Broadcasting, Malvery Begley & Darrell Cook, Waste Connections of Kentucky

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  • All riders must sign a “Release of Liability and Waiver, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity.” Parents/guardians should sign the form for riders under the age of 18 years old. To speed up your registration on site, you may bring the signed forms with you. To print the form, click here.
  • Riders MUST have both coggins and current health certificates for all horses with you.
  • Trail rides and camping will go forward, rain or shine. Concerts are planned to continue rain or shine, except in the event it causes danger to the viewers and/or performers.
  • Electricity is not available at the primitive campsites. Generators are welcome.
  • Campfires are allowed at your campsite.
  • Water troughs will be filled twice daily by a local volunteer fire department.
  • Pick lines required.
  • Stallions must be in a pin or trailer when not being ridden.
  • Dogs must be on leashes.
  • Bathrooms are on site and port-a-potties will be set up in the camping area.
  • Portable showers will be on site.
  • Local police will patrol the London Drag Way regularly throughout the event.
  • No ATVs or golf carts.
  • No alcoholic beverages.

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