TUSCUMBIA — Saddle up your horses, there’s a trail to blaze. The 25th Annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride and Concert will be July 15-17 at Gardiner Farms.
Country music star Clint Black is the Saturday night headliner.
The event has raised more than $2.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the years. This year’s goal set at $250,000.
“We’re hoping that our auction will raise over $100,000,” said Jimmy Gardiner, owner of Gardiner Farms. “We’re so proud of our community for the support they’ve given this event for
the past 25 years. We’re the number one fundraiser in the Saddle-Up Series hosted in all 50 states. We’ve held that title for over 15 years.”
The event begins on Thursday with entertainment by the country band Shenandoah at 8:30pm.
Guests are invited to bring their horses for trail riding for the weekend for a donation of $50.
Day and evening events on Thursday and Friday are $20. Saturday’s admission is $35.
Primitive camping sites are available for $25. Contact Ann Jones at 256-446-5392 for details.
The farm opens for campers and riders at noon on July 15 with music beginning at 6:30pm.
Gates open at 7am on Friday. Music starts at 7pm with headliner T. Graham Brown taking the stage at 8:30pm.
Gates open at 7am Saturday with music throughout the day beginning at 11am. A live auction will take place at 3:30pm.
Concessions are available throughout the day.