PVDA Ride for Life

Welcome to the 2016 PVDA Ride For Life

The 2016 PVDA Ride for Life will be held on June 25th and 26th.  We are holding the 2016 Ride for Life in Memoriam to Betty Thorpe, who passed away earlier this year from breast cancer. Betty Thorpe Betty was a long time PVDA member, officer, director and advocate. She had been quietly battling breast cancer since 2009. Betty was always graceful with gentle encouragement, a fair and balanced perspective and great kindness. Betty was known to many as a positive and encouraging judge and to all as an example of the best that PVDA can be.   In honor of Betty, this year's theme will be CELEBRATE. CELEBRATE –With us at the 2016 PVDA Ride For LifeTM CELEBRATE– In memory of past PVDA president and member Betty Thorpe CELEBRATE – By riding in our all new “Fundraiser Freestyle” CELEBRATE – By participating via our “Phantom Horse” entry CELEBRATE – By volunteering CELEBRATE – By being a RFL show sponsor, riding in memory of someone, being a fundraiser, making an in-kind donation or sponsoring a class or breed award CELEBRATE– By competing in the stall decorating contest CELEBRATE – By being a vendor  

Rider Donations

Rider donations consist of personal or business pledges, and you can DONATE ONLINE TO JHU TO SUPPORT A PARTICULAR RIDER OR TO MAKE A PERSONAL OR BUSINESS PLEDGE DIRECTLY TO JHU. UPDATE: Ride Times are published. 2016 Ride Times here or visit the competition page for more information and past results.

Fundraiser Freestyle

Welcome to our Inaugural Fundraiser Freestyle. The format of the “Fundraiser Freestyle” is a single un-judged class, regardless of level, open to individuals wishing to raise funds for the PVDA Ride for LifeTM. The “Fundraiser Freestyle” is being ridden concurrently, but outside of the Recognized Show. The Fundraiser Freestyle begins with Opening Remarks at 3:15pm on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The rides will begin at 3:39pm, following the Tribute to Betty Thorpe, which begins at 3:15pm. Our riders may have chosen to ride a Musical Freestyle TOC Class, or a USEF or FEI TOC in celebration of someone (e.g. a survivor or in memoriam) or a true “free” style and just for fun! Our riders each made a minimum donation to ride in the class, all of which goes directly to JHU. We require that they wear approved Helmets and while we permit and encourage costumed participation, each rider will keep the safety & well-being of their horse at the top of their list. At conclusion of the “Fundraiser Freestyle” you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to vote for your favorite horse and rider team via People’s Choice! All proceeds from the People’s Choice will also go to JHU and will be included in the total amount raised by the rider in the Fundraiser Freestyle, and will be the basis for selecting the winners of the class - to three places by Division (Open, Adult Amateur and Jr/Yr). ENJOY THE SHOW and let the dancing begin. Ride Time for the Fundraiser Freestyle are posted. 2016 Fundraiser Freestyle Ride Times here  

This inspiring video shows just one of the ways in which we support the Johns Hopkins Breast Center!