Ride to Rescue Info

Ride to Rescue Info

Ride to Rescue 2021 Details

How do I participate?

  1. Sign up to join MSSPA’s Ride to Rescue 2021 campaign on JustGiving and create your own fundraising page.  Please make sure to allow JustGiving to share your email address with us so that we can contact you.
  2. Decide if you want to ride for a specific horse.  This year, we’ve put together photos and profiles for a few Neglected 20 horses that you can choose to promote on your page.  We’ll send you an email with those details and other information when you create your page, or email [email protected] to find out more.
  3. Ask friends and family to support the rescued horses with you; tell them why you’re Riding to Rescue.
  4. Share your page everywhere you can: send an email, put a post on Facebook, create an Instagram story, make a TikTok, send a Snap, or even consider talking to people in person!  Let everyone know how passionate you are about helping horses.

Create your fundraising page now!

When?  The campaign runs throughout the month of September.

Where?  Anywhere and everywhere!  One way to create more excitement is to commit to riding your horse (or bicycle, or anything else) for pledges.  If you decide to do that, you can ride where you like; there is no set course or location.  There is no public riding at the MSSPA River Road shelter.  Please be sure to follow safety measures, including telling a family member or friend of any solo ride plans and keeping a phone on you.

Who? Everyone is encouraged to participate.  You can create teams on JustGiving, which makes Ride to Rescue a great activity for families, riding clubs, 4H students, and more!

How long? The standard Ride to Rescue 2020 ride length is 5 miles.  Please adjust the length as needed for your situation, whether longer or shorter.

How to Fundraise

  1. Start by making a small donation to yourself.  This will get the ball rolling and show your friends and family your commitment to the cause.
  2. Tell everyone why you’re fundraising for MSSPA. Your personal story will have the biggest impact on the people who know you.  Share pictures of your own horse, your favorite MSSPA horse, or updates of your ride if you’re doing one.
  3. Email everyone.  You never know who in your address book will be inspired to give by your personal story (or cute horse photos!).
  4. Share your campaign on Facebook.  JustGiving makes it easy to post your campaign directly to Facebook.  Try making a short video asking your friends to donate as well.
  5. Email [email protected] if you would like more information or pictures to share with supporters.

Swag and Prizes

We know you’re in it for the horses, but you deserve a little something too!

  • All Ride to Rescue fundraisers will receive a printed certificate and MSSPA keepsake lapel pin.
  • All fundraisers who raise over $250 will receive a special 2021 Ride to Rescue water bottle.
  • The top 5 fundraisers will receive a personalized MSSPA trophy.

When you create your JustGiving campaign page, please make sure you allow JustGiving to share your email address with MSSPA so that we can contact you.  We promise we won’t send very many emails–life at the horse shelter is so busy that we simply wouldn’t have time to send you spam, even if we wanted to!

Prizes will be available for collection at the shelter after the Ride in October.  We will contact you to arrange pickup.