Erie County Sheriff’s mounted reserve unit will hold demonstration and benefit trail ride.
The Western Chapter New York State Horse Council will be hosting the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Reserve Unit for a public Demonstration and Benefit Trail Ride on Saturday, July 12, at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.
In the words of Lt. Wayne Wolf of the MU, “The Erie County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit is so appreciative of the support we receive from the WC. They have helped spread the word of the invaluable service and assistance we provide to the citizens of Erie County. The WC has been most helpful in raising much-needed funds to outfit our equine partners. All MU equipment is the responsibility of the deputies, as we receive no taxpayer dollars for this purpose. We extend our sincere thanks to all.”
The demonstration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Chur Family Equestrian Center on the corner of Knox Road and Gypsy Lane adjacent to the park.
The demonstration is open to the riding and non-riding public and the members of the MU will be explaining and exhibiting how they employ their mounts in their service with the sheriff’s department. There will also be plenty of time for questions and for meeting their mounts.
Ride out time for the trail ride will be at 11:15 a.m. for a ride of about 1 1/2 hours over the Knox Farm State Park Trails. Riding Permits will be available the morning of the ride and all horses must have a current Coggin’s test in order to receive a permit. All riders are required to wear helmets.
A minimum donation is suggested for riders and a picnic lunch will follow the ride with hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the WC. Riders are invited to bring a dish to pass.
All proceeds go to the MU fund for their equine partners. Call 912-2100 with any questions concerning this event.