MONROE — Why Not An American Ark in Monroe will host its second Safari Ride Sunday, June 17, to benefit the U.S. Equine Rescue League-Central Piedmont Region.
Attendees will be able to ride the cross-country field, the extreme cowboy course, the arenas, swim in the pond and visit the animals.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m., bring a chair and go to “Cowboy Church” or come to church on your horse.
The Safari Ride is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided by WNAA and costs $6 for a hamburger or hotdog meal.
This year’s Safari Ride will be a little different in that riders will have to find a stuffed animal that will have a ticket on it, and at 1 p.m. a drawing will be done for prizes by ticket number.
There is no registration fee to participate but riders are asked to donate at least $15, and walkers and hikers are asked to donate at least $5.
You can register for the event by visiting www.userl-nccp.org/News–and–Events.php. Why Not An American Ark is located at 1126 Charlie Williams Road, Monroe. The park entrance is on Medlin Road, past Charlie Williams Road.