A benefit ride for Robin Elliot as she battles cancer will be Saturday, Oct. 11, horses and carts welcome. Riders leave the Lynnville Saddle Club Arena Old Setts Grounds at noon. Cost is $25 for ride and shirt, $15 ride only, or $15 shirt only.
The route will be: Start at grounds and ride through Lynnville to T38 north of Lynnville (6 miles), turn left at South 48th Avenue East (1.9 miles), turn right at Kennel Ave (1.1 miles), turn left at East 124th Street South (4.9 miles), turn left a F62 (3.5 miles), to ride back to Lynnville. Google link to map at https://goo.gl/maps/OFzFO.
A freewill donation supper and auction will follow at Old Setts Grounds on the north side of the road at 6 p.m. with menu including pulled pork, hotdogs, baked beans, chips, lemonade, tea, and coffee.
This ride will be taking place on county highways so please make sure your horse is comfortable with vehicles going by. A vehicle will be in front and behind the group warning of horses ahead. A horse trailer will be available to haul horses in case you want to return or can’t finish the ride. Carts are required to have slow-moving signs installed; carts must also have capable brakes as the route includes several hills. Lunch will not be provided, space will be available in vehicles for coolers if needed on the ride. NO ALCOHOL during ride or supper. If interested in donating an item to auction, please contact Clayton Van Wyk at 641-990-4413 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Josh Bru at 641-660-0929 for any questions about the ride.
All proceeds will be going to Robin and her family to help pay for bills. Robin is from Grinnell and joined the Lynnville Saddle Club about a year ago. Shortly after joining, she was diagnosed with stage four breast and liver cancer. She has declined to get treatment as the chances for a cure are very slim. She is a devoted mother to two girls. At this point, doctors haven't given her a time frame for how long she has to live. Her insurance company has dropped her coverage. This is a benefit to help pay for any medical bills and expenses related to Robin’s health. The ride and supper are separate things. People don't have to go on the ride to attend the supper.
Special thanks to Synergy of Sully for donating a hog for the supper.