Revenue generated from benefit events provides the necessary resources to support our Therapeutic Riding Program, Youth Outreach Programs, and the feeding, upkeep and maintenance of our horses and ponies

  • Benefit Horse Festival


                    Attention horse lovers of all ages!  On Sunday, August 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Valley Riding Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation,  invites you to come to Rocky River Metroparks Stables in the Cleveland Metroparks for a family day of horse activities.  All proceeds of the event support Valley Riding’s therapeutic riding programs for children and adults with special needs.  Parking is available on the stable’s front lawn starting at ll a.m.  Free admission.   $5 parking donation appreciated. 

                Come early so you will not miss the opening parade at ll:30 a.m. This year’s Grand Marshal, Scooter Pie Pony, will march Valley Riding’s herd of ponies, horses, riders and summer campers to start the festivities.  Activities include horse demonstrations, a demo by Valley Riding’s therapeutic riders, educational tours, $5.00 pony rides (min age 3, maximum weight 160), raffle, barnyard bingo, refreshments, face painting and much more.  The Lake Erie Nature & Science Center and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport will provide interactive educational experiences.

                Valley Riding provides quality English horseback riding instruction and equine-assisted activities to children and adults to enhance awareness and appreciation of horses in a metropolitan setting.  This benefit is an opportunity to introduce the horses and ponies and Valley Riding’s programs to the surrounding communities.

                Rocky River Stables is located at 19901 Puritas Avenue in Rocky River Reservation, at the bottom of Puritas Road Hill in Cleveland, across from Mastick Woods Golf Course.

                For more information e-mail:, phone 2l6-267-2525,

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  • Rocky River Stables Stampede- 1/4 marathon and 2 mile run/walk

    1/4 Marathon starting at 8:30 am and 2 mile Run/Walk starting at 8:35 am

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    Rocky Rivers Stables Stampede – Online Registration

    Proceeds benefiting Valley Riding Inc. including the Therapeutic Riding Program, Youth Outreach Program and Valley Riding Scholarship Fund.

    Rocky River Stables Stampede Route

    Start at the front of the Rocky River Stables on the East side of the loop.  Head directly out of the driveway and turn left (West) onto the sidewalk.  Take the sidewalk to the all-purpose trail and turn left (South) onto the all-purpose paved trail.  Turn left (Southeast) at second driveway into Mastick Woods Pavilion parking lot.  Turn right at the end of the parking lot onto the grass/gravel bridle trail.  Take the bridle trail South passing by the Cotton Wood Picnic area.  Stay on the bridle train South to the turn-around point near Sheppard Lane.  Turn right though the small, wooded forest area (approximately  50 feet).  Cross over Valley Parkway to the all-purpose trail.  Turn right (North) onto the all-purpose trail heading North.  Stay on the all-purpose trail until the light at Valley Parkway and Mastick Road.  Turn right (East) at the light and onto the sidewalk.  Turn right at the driveway of the Stables.  Head down the driveway to the West side of the loop and the finish line.



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