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2016 Poker Ride

poker-hand-hope-equine-rescueThe annual Poker Ride is back! Join us Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Lake Louisa State Park for a day of great trail riding, a Halloween scavenger hunt, costume contest, prizes, food and more! This event will be a poker run style ride. Participants will ride the designated trail and stop at checkpoints to collect a card from a deck held by a volunteer, to complete their poker hand. There will be 5 checkpoints along the trail to complete the poker hand. Additional scorecards can be purchased for $5 each.

Scoring: The rules of straight five card poker will be used to tally the scorecards. There will be no wild cards. In the case of a tie, it will be broken by a single card draw. Riders must be present to win. One scorecard is included in your registration. Aces high, deuces low. 1) Straight flush, 2) 4 of a kind, 3) Full house, 4) Flush, 5) Straight, 6) 3 of a kind, 7) Two Pair, 8) One pair, and 9) No pair.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given for the best poker hands.


After the ride, dress your horse in their best Halloween costume for our costume contest!


Scavenger Hunt Rules: Riders will be given a list of items on the trail. The person that brings back the most items wins.


Registration: $20 per person ($25 day of event)

Registration is from 9 to 10 am. Ride out between 9:30 and 10:30 am.

Proof of current coggins required.

Register for the 2016 Poker Ride

All proceeds go directly to the care of our horses.

Event T-shirts available for $10 by pre-order only. Pre-orders must be in by October 9, 2016.

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