Ride for a Cure

19th Annual Cowboy Capital MS Trial Ride benefits local families battling the disease

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By JESSIE HORTON

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ERATH COUNTY (May 1, 2015) — After storms and several days of cloudy, rainy weather, the sun has come out and warmed everything up just in time for the 19th annual Cowboy Capital MS Trial Ride at Tarleton’s Hunewell Ranch! And this year’s organizers say they have a whole family-friendly party planned for the day.

MS, or multiple sclerosis,  is a chronic, often debilitating, disease that attacks the central nervous system and affects more than 400,000 individuals in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 55, but the unpredictable physical and emotional effects can be lifelong.

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This trial ride, one of the only National Multiple Sclerosis Society sanctioned trail rides in the nation, features a family-focused event that raises funds for the MS Society. Each rider is encouraged to raise or donate $50, but it isn’t required. All the money raised will be used to research a cure while providing vital resources and programs for MS sufferers and their families living in the Cowboy Capital.

Gates to the ranch open at 7 a.m. and check-in begins at 8. Trail ride participants are being reminded they must present proof of a negative Coggins test to gain entry into the ranch.

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That’s right, if you’re looking for some awesome ride time with your favorite mount and some good folks, just come on out Saturday morning, May 2, for the annual Ride for a Cause. Check-in is at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 9. You can register at www.mstrialride.com, by emailing mstrailridetexas@yahoo.com or by going to the group’s Facebook page.

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