About Rancher’s Ride
Our Board of Directors
President: Joey Pedigo, Vice President: Bill Hanna, Secretary/Treasurer: Sheri Malone, Toby Hicks, Tommy Thomas, Caron LaMay, Bear Dalton, David Brock, Teresa Jordan, & Tom Baker
About Rancher’s Ride
The Rancher’s Ride is an annual trail ride that assembles for one exciting weekend in April, amidst the beauty of central Texas. Members and their invited guests leave city-life behind and celebrate their Texas heritage in true Western tradition – on horseback.
Days are spent riding through the scenic Texas countryside while nights are reserved for dining, dancing and sharing good laughs and conversation under the Texas sky. The members of Rancher’s Ride believe strongly in giving back to the community: Their clear, focused goal for this annual country retreat is to provide for the special needs of children through some of Texas’ worthiest non-profit organizations.
The first Rancher’s Ride was held in 1987 in Boerne, Texas. It began as a simple weekend trail ride comprised of people who shared a love of horses and the outdoors. The ride was such a wonderful experience, they decided to make it an annual event.
“Having a good time for a good cause” is how one of our members describes Rancher’s Ride. What started as a recreational trail ride has grown into a weekend of giving, including horseback riding and dinner and dancing, featuring auctions and raffles for their charities.
In 1990, the Rancher’s Ride membership voted to incorporate and became a 501(c)(3) entity. Members further chose to refine their fund-raising options by limiting their scope of generosity to just one group- Children. They chose to target a variety of organizations with the only criteria being to benefit children whether in their education or well-being.
Since 1997, Rancher’s Ride has contributed more than $720,000 to numerous non-profit organizations in Texas. Please join us in our efforts to continue supporting these worthy charities by joining us on April 19-22, 2018 at Welcome Hall, Welcome, Texas. We look forward to seeing you at our 32nd Anniversary Ride!
Rancher’s Ride is a 501(c)(3) entity proudly donating 100% of the money raised to children’s charities, such as:
- Texas Children’s Cancer Center
- Bellville FFA
- A.W.A.R.E., Inc.
- Joy Ride Center
- Boy’s & Girl’s Country
Please click here to become a donor.