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Saddle Up for St. Jude Horse Show set for June 8

May. 09, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PEDRO, Ohio -- Elkins Creek Horse Club is hosting a Saddle Up for St. Jude Horse show and Auction beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro, Ohio.

The event gives equestrians the opportunity to mount up and raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers.

Those who don't ride horses are also invited to come and watch the show, participate in the auction and enjoy the live music. There will be a Horse Fun Show, pony cart rides for kids, and the auction and music in the evening.

The Elkins Creek Horse Club is sponsoring this event for the second year, having raised $7,400 during its first Saddle Up for St. Jude.

"We look forward to this event to help raise awareness and funds for the kids of St. Jude," Charlie Whitt, event coordinator, said in a news release. "The Saddle Up for St. Jude event brings together horse enthusiasts for a good cause -- to support the mission of St. Jude of finding cures to treat deadly childhood diseases."

Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. No child is ever denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay.

With a daily operating cost of $1.8 million, St. Jude depends mostly on public contributions and fundraising events.

The Elkins Creek Horse Club Saddle Up for St. Jude event is sponsored by Randy Vanover and Moe's South West Grill in Ashland, Ky.

For information about this event, look for Elkins Creek Horseclub on Facebook.

For information on how to host your own Saddle Up for St. Jude event, call 1-800-567-0675 or visit www.stjude.org/saddleup.