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Supporters of the hospital will host “Trail Ride for Children’s Mercy Hospital” July 20-21 at Big River Ranch in Lexington.
The event, sponsored by the Orscheln stores in Richmond and Higginsville, will also feature country, bluegrass, Southern Gospel and cowboy music, as well as as an antique tractor display, rodeo clowns, scavenger hunts, a silent auction, arena competition and prizes. Camping and horse rentals will be available.
There’s no admission charge, but organizers will accept donations to benefit Children’s Mercy.
Musicians expected to perform include Ho’ Made Bluegrass Jam, Itza God Thing, Melissa Petropoulis, Prairie Praise, the Heartland Band, Paul Asher and Country Music Makers.
Gates open at 10:30 a.m. both days and music begins at 11.
For information or registration on camping, bunkhouses, stable and horse rentals, call Ellen Weeks at 816-377-6176.
In addition to Orscheln’s, sponsors include Big River Ranch, Show-Me Trail Outfitter Jeff Strahle and Old Bill’s Mill in Holt.
More information about the event is available at www.giddyupforthekids.org.