UMaine Standardbred Drill Team to Host Fundraising Trail Ride

Contact Rebecca Powers ( or 522-0677)

ORONO — On Sunday, Nov. 8, the members of the University of Maine Standardbred Drill Team will host a 5.5-mile Trail Ride at UMaine’s J. F. Witter Research and Teaching Farm on College Avenue in Old Town.  The team will use the proceeds to help the Spirit of Hope Horse Refuge in Winterport with their winter needs of hay and grain for the horses they have taken in rescue.

Registration for the event begins at 10:30 a.m., with the riding groups going on the trails at 11:00.  The cost is $20 per rider and riders are encouraged to get pledges or donations from family and friends to help with the fundraising.

All riders must bring proof that their horses are up-to-date on shots and Coggins test with all shots, especially EEE, Rhino-flu and Rabies being given between April 1 and Oct. 20 of this year.  Coggins tests must be good within three years, unless the horse has been shipped out of state and back, when the test must be within one year.  No horse without adequate records will be allowed on this beautiful UMaine Forest wooded trail.

For more information, contact Rebecca Powers, the Drill Team President at 522-0677 or