Hooves for Hospice welcomes its fourth year

FERGUS – After the success of last year’s event, Hooves for Hospice is back again.

Participants are invited to bring their horse and ride over private properties just outside of Fergus. All funds raised will go towards Hospice Wellington.

This year marks the fourth year of the event. Last year’s event raised $8,000 for Hospice Wellington.

The Fergus Ride for Hospice Wellington will run Oct. 16 and the ride begins at 11am. The ride will take place at 6065 Fourth Line in Centre Wellington.

Riders are required to raise at least $75 minimum in pledges to reserve a ride. The event includes the ride and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for top pledges raised by participants.

In order to participate riders must have signed waivers, wear a helmet and have an Ontario Equestrian membership.

The event is open to all riding disciplines.

RSVP by Oct. 8 to reserve your ride. There are limited participants, so organizers are recommending individuals register early. To register or to donate, email hoovesforhospice@gmail.com.