CRIDERSVILLE — On Saturday, Oct. 3, The Equestrian Therapy Program will hold its 22nd annual Ride-a-thon in Cridersville.
The Equestrian Therapy Program is a non-profit 501-3 corporation organized for the purpose of providing equine facilitated activities and therapies for the disabled in Lima and the surrounding eleven counties.
The Annual Ride-a-thon is the major fundraiser of the year for the program. Riders will be demonstrating their riding skills and participating in a pledge ride.
They will hold a Chinese Raffle and a benefit auction with all proceeds going to the program. The auction begins at 1:00 p.m. with the Chinese Raffle going on all day. Some items to be auctioned will be: an Ohio State Football signed by Urban Meyer, Ohio State vs. Michigan State tickets, Ohio State vs. Indiana tickets, A Halter worn by Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh with his brass nameplate, decorative items, a golf basket with many gift certificates to local courses, a Taste of Lima Basket with gift cards to local restaurants, a wine fridge with a case of wine and a gift card for $100 to Vino Bellissi and many other exciting items. They will also be raffling off one iPad and drone which includes a safety lesson.
There will also be a pumpkin festival that day with face painting, hayrides, a free pumpkin for everyone to decorate, games, 3rd Floor Band and much more.
Admission is free all day. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and the benefit auction begins at 1 p.m.
The Equestrian Therapy Program is located at 22532 Bowsher (Grubb) Road, Cridersville, Ohio 45806. Many the items for the auction are listed on the group’s Facebook page as well as pictures. If you have any questions or items you would like to donate for the benefit auction or silent auction, please call 419-657-2700 or see their website at www.etpfarm.org.