May 29, 2013
The Maui News
Maui’s Saddle Up St. Jude Trail Ride on April 13 raised more than $10,000 in donations for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Fifty-five horses and riders began from Thompson Road and proceeded through Ulupalakua Ranch to the Fleming Arboretum at Pu’u Mahoe for lunch.
Nate Holmes earned the first-place buckle, garnering $1,305 in pledges. The Thompson family of Thompson Ranch has organized Maui’s St. Jude Trail Ride for 21 years, generating more than $325,000 in donations.
Riders from No Ka Oi Horsemanship Barn were among 55 horses and riders for the 21st St. Jude trail ride
All funds donated go directly to helping the children at the hospital who have cancer and other serious illnesses.