As the Rockinghorse couple, one of our greatest joys is to lift someone from their wheelchair and put them on one of the horses for a ride. Their responses are pure magic. If we need to stand on the rockers or if I need to ride with them to act as a human seatbelt in order to make a ride possible, it will happen with great pleasure. These rides are the ones that keep us going through the long hours and hard work that come with each and every event. This trip is to bring that special joy to a wider range of people. It is our gift to you and a chance to thank the warm and giving staff and volunteers of these organizations.
Starting in August of 2014, we will travel across the US and up into Canada, stopping in 25 towns and cities over 43 days. We leave from San Francisco California and will finish the trip in Montpelier Vermont in mid September. Along the way we will stop and give free rides to the clientele, staff and volunteers of children's hospitals, organizations for wounded vets, charities for the blind, those with autism and those with Down's syndrome. We are collecting donations to cover the expenses of the trip, but want to do more than this, so any donations over our travel costs will be donated to the Shriner's Hospitals. Since we want to make a large donation we have set a high goal of $25,000. All donations are going into a dedicated savings account and once the trip commences we will keep a detailed log of actual expenses for an expense report after the trip.
We will have a crowdfunding page up soon and will link it here. In the interim, any direct donations are being held in their own dedicated savings account. We thank each and every one of you that is helping to make this trip possible!