Get ready for one of the more unique fundraisers to take place during the Covid pandemic — the James River Horse Foundation will be hosting a virtual Pony Swim on Saturday October 10 at 1:00 PM!
The group will be launching a number of pony “rubber ducks” in Stagg Creek in Ashland from Horseshoe Hill Farm, and one will race its way to victory! Nick Hahn, host of the weekly “Off to the Races” radio show, will serve as the pony/duck race caller.
A number will be written on each pony corresponding to each entry. Owner of the winning pony will receive 10% of the pot!
All remaining money raised will be used to cover the costs of providing round bales for the James River’s herd this winter. The horses are based in Barn 4 at the State Farm Work Center in Goochland County.
Pony entries are available for $10 per pony and are on special at 3 for $25, or 6 for $50. They can be purchased at www.jamesriverhorses.org/events. Payment can be made through debit or credit card, and via Paypal.
The race will be broadcast on Facebook live via the Foundation’s Facebook page.