Louisiana rides for St. Jude


Note and photos from Jan Collins.

I just wanted to share with you how successful our Saddle Up for St. Jude was. We had 105 riders and fed 143 hamburgers and raised more than $3,500 from the meal and auction. The books and prints that you donated for the auction were an interest for many. I have a friend who made frames out of old barn wood for two of the prints.

T.J. Flowers and his family came and spent the day with us. He is a patient at St. Jude from our hometown, Winnfield, Louisiana. He had never ridden a horse, so the picture is T.J. on his first horse.
Thanks again for being so helpful with the club’s donation. I’ll be calling again next year. I’m the coordinator for the 2nd Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude!

Thanks, Jan, for the note and photos. We are especially proud of the community involvement of ApHC members and regional clubs. This event is a perfect example of what it’s all about. And – it’s certainly okay that you included “other” breeds in support of a good cause. Congratulations.

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  1. Liza Bruce Said,

    June 2, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    The Lousiana State Appaloosa Club held their annual spring trail ride on May 16th (a couple of weeks after the St Jude ride) and passed the “St Jude coffee pot” around to the participants of our ride….we raised an additional $157.00 for St Jude’s and sent the check to Miss Jan last week. We are honored Miss Jan asked us as a regional club to be part of her efforts for St. Jude and we are looking forward to participating next year….Great job Miss Jan and a big “thank you” to our LSAC members who donated!! Liza Bruce, Secretary, Lousiana State Appaloosa Club

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