BCHA will host a BENEFIT RIDE for John and JoAnn Dester, of Whispering Oaks Ranch in Buchanan, who lost their barn and its contents on May 5 to a devastating fire. The ride will be held on Sunday, May 20 with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m. The ride out will take place at 1 p.m. and upon return, a late lunch will be served. The cost to participate is $15 for BCHA members and $25 for non-members which includes a one year memberhip to BCHA. The location of the ride is an exclusive and privately-owned land on Lithia Road in Buchanan.
Proceeds from this ride will go towards the association’s assistance in erecting a new structure, excavation of the site, and rebuild needs. If you cannot attend the ride and would like to make a donation, please send to: BCHA, P.O. Box 282, Daleville, VA 24083. Make checks payable to BCHA and label the memo section as Whispering Oaks Barn Fund. Donations may also be given at Southern States in Troutville where an account has been set up.
Registration is required and the deadline to register is May 17. Attendees should bring their own lawn chair. To register and for directions, contact Debbie Mooty at 540-312-8393.
Thank you for your continued support of BCHA, a non-profit organization promoting interest in the equine and education towards better horsemanship. Visit www.BCHA-VA.com or Facebook at facebook.com/BCHA-VA for more information.
–sent by Jen Ward