In theÂ tradition of the Kentucky Derby run for the roses, Mounted Eagles presents our first annual Run for the Horseshoes-5k on Derby Day. Gold, Silver and BronzeÂ horseshoes will be presented to the top three in each male and female age bracket.Â Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic horsemanshipÂ and equine related activitiesÂ to persons of all ages with physical, mental, social and emotional challenges throughout the Brainerd Lakes Area.Â Mounted Eagles started in 1992 in the founder’s backyard with one horse, a handful of volunteers and just a few riders. Today, our program is run from Spirit Horse Center just south of Brainerd. We serve about 60 participants annually and have a pool of 40 volunteers who not only work at the barn during lessons, but do things such as help with fundraisers, board members and other short term positions. We currently own 6 horses as well as two mechanical horses, known as Equicizers.Â We are thankful that you are supporting our program by entering our 5k trail race. The course is set through horse pastures and trails. It provides trail runners with a variety of terrain, including grass covered hills, flat andÂ undulatingÂ ground. For those who just want to make this a chance to get out doors and see nature, you can take your time and will see a variety of birds and possibly deer.Â Register by April 23rd to guarantee your 1st year commemorative shirt.Â We invite you to participate in the haystack scramble at the end of the race for a chance to find some cash and prizes.Â Our stick pony race for kids will be an opportunity for children 10 and under to have their own fun. A number of stick horses will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Kids will have a chance to jump in their own haystack following the race to uncover treasures. There is no fee for the stick pony race butÂ registration is required.
May 7, 2016
Kids Stick Pony Race: 8:30 a.m.
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Benvelle Equestrian Center, 4828 Tree Farm Road, Pequot Lakes
Course: 3.2 mile, well marked, unpaved trail through beautiful woods
Awards: Over All Winner Male and Female
Gold, Silver and Bronze horseshoes for age bracket winners
Haystack scramble for cash and prizes at end of race
Kids stick pony race and haystack scramble
Race details and registration at Karma Race Management
Contact Lynn Fairbanks at 218-831-8240