Our 2016 Annual Benefit Ride For Rescue was a huge success! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout. There are so many people to thank for the success of this ride.
Thanks to all who participated in this event. In spite of the rainy forecast, 65 riders attended and rode a trail of eight challenging and fun obstacles.
We had over 40 volunteers that did a wonderful job. The judges, kitchen helpers and pavilion team worked well together, were very professional and took extra steps to make everything perfect. We are also grateful to the volunteers who got out there and hustled for prize donations.
Special thanks to ride coordinator, Vickie Bell and also Kim Gallagher, who partnered with her on handling the obstacles. A lot goes into marking the trail, finding the perfect spot for each obstacle and getting them set up.
We also appreciate Nicole Eagle for driving from Niceville to be Vickie’s assistant.
Safety riders, Cheryl Melaven and Lori Toner did an awesome job stepping in just in case a rider encountered problems and also making sure everyone got in safely.
The judges did an awesome job playing the part of a cartoon or superhero character, in addition to decorating their obstacle!
The food was delicious! Thank you Matt Bell and Kelly Crabtree for grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional thanks to Donna Thompson for providing the baked beans and Mimi McClelland and Mimi Debroux for baking the cookies. All of the food was provided by generous donors, allowing all proceeds to go to the horses.
Congratulations to the winner of this year’s raffle for the Yeti Cooler Package; Sonja Roberts of Cantonment, FL.
PER would like to thank the following for donating prizes, food, silent auction items and cash donations:
Kingline Equipment; Cantonment
Texas Roadhouse; Pensacola
Texas Roadhouse; Milton
Halls Hardware; Milton
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse
Ollies Neighborhood Grill
Pace Vet Clinic
Mannings Feed & Seed
Jim and Nancy Way
Grocery Advantage; Cantonment
Warren & Mimi Debroux
Tractor Supply; Milton
Bill and Georgia Brazzell
Y Buy Nu; Cantonment
Susan Brandenburg of Shears Unlimited
Cindae Booth of Camelot Junction
Smokey’s Real Pit Bar-B-Que
Fillys Produce; Cantonment
Coin and Bullion of Pensacola
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Way Bail Bond, Inc.
Long Horn Steakhouse; Pensacola
Farm and Nursery Mart
Gulf Beach Nursery
Tractor Supply; Pensacola
HH Feed & Seed
Matt & Vickie Bell
Classy Cats Thrift Store
Sassy Seconds Consignment
Walter and Medora Mullins
We did our best to mention all donors, but if we have forgotten anyone, please let us know and we will add you to the list.
To view photos of the event go to:
We hope to see you at the ride next year!