PHOA Versatility Goes Pink for a Cure
The Pepperell Horse Owner’s Association, celebrating its tenth year, will pull out the pink for its upcoming Versatility Challenge.
In support of the PHOA members who will participate in this year’s Massachusetts Ride for the Ribbon® a portion of the proceeds on May 4th will be donated to their fundraising campaigns. Click here for Event Registration and info.
MA Ride for the Ribbon is a non-profit dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with an annual charity event that combines horse riding and raising money to benefit the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Even if you can’t make the event, your support is still appreciated.
PHOA riders (links to respective fundraising pages) include:
- Robin Hebert with horse Magic; donate at
- Katrina Palanski atop Mister; donate at
- Kathy Mercurio on her horse Lacey; donate at
Kathy adopted her rescued mini “Celeste” who has become a favorite mascot at Ride for the Ribbon events, posing for photos and adorned in pink pizzazz. Stop over and meet her on May 4th at the PHOA Versatility Challenge!
The 6th Annual MA Ride will take place at Felton Field in Barre, MA on Sunday, June 2, 2013. The trails consist of dirt roads, railroad beds, wooded trails and some paved roads covering approximately ten miles. Last year, riders throughout Massachusetts raised more than $75,000.
Ride for the Ribbon, Kathy explains, is far more personal, “My horse Lacey will be wearing a pink bridle ribbon to celebrate the lives of my sister-in-law Susan and my dear friend Mary. I miss them both every day.”
PHOA President Sharon Ofenstein shares the clubs sentiment, “The Pepperell Horse Owners Association is thrilled to have the chance to help support this year’s Massachusetts Ride for the Cure. Virtually all of us have friends or relatives who have suffered from breast cancer, and we heartily thank our three club members who will represent Pepperell at the June 2 ride.”
Entry fees are $25 for the first run, and $10 for each run thereafter. The event is limited to 30 riders on a first come basis, and riders may register for multiple runs. Spectators are admitted free of charge and are encouraged to cheer on the riders. In the last five years, Komen MA has funded $4.5 million in breast cancer programs in Massachusetts.
The PHOA Versatility Challenge is an indoor event (rain or shine) and starts promptly at noon. There will be opportunities for riders and non riders alike to contribute to these fundraising efforts. The club plans a bake sale and other activities to help support the MA Ride for the Ribbon. Volunteers and bakers welcome, contact Kathy at 978-314-2260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, check out our other recent activities!