Poker Run Scheduled for Celebration Week
Are you interested in combining your love of horses, obstacle challenges, and cards into one fun-filled activity? Start getting your horse ready for the first MFTHBA Poker Run hosted by the MFTHBA Membership Committee.
“MFTHBA member Susan Thomlinson sent me a message in July with a new idea for the World Show and Celebration. The rest of the committee agreed that it sounded like an event that everyone would love,” shared Amy Stangl, MFTHBA Membership Committee Chair. “We hope that everyone will join us at the Fox Trot playground for some fun, and also a chance to win some money.”
The rules of the Poker Run are simple. Each horse and rider team will have three chances at each of the eight obstacles. A rider will draw a card for each obstacle completed. Riders are not permitted to exchange cards with other riders.
After all teams have completed the course, all riders will meet to determine the winners. There will be two opportunities for riders to win: the best Poker Hand and the Highest Score. For the Best Poker Hand, riders will choose the best five cards that they have in order to make the best Poker hand. Jokers will be wild. The rider with the best hand will win. For the Highest Score category, riders will count up the total of their cards using a pre-determined scoring system. The rider with the highest score will be the winner.
The entry fee for this event is $20 with 100% of the entry fee going to payback. Plus, Wilson Farms Fox Trotters have added money to each category.
The Poker Run will take place on Saturday, September 8th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fox Trot Playground. You may enter on Saturday morning at the Fox Trot Playground beginning at 9 a.m.