Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold the Gamblers Choice Trails Challenge at this year’s show, as our Master of Ceremonies, Dan McAllister, is not available. We hope to be back up and running with this fun event in 2020!

Here’s how it works: there will be 10 contestants, who will each have 2 minutes to complete a series of obstacles on a trails course. Each obstacle will be worth a specific number of points based on difficulty, and the rider who accumulates the most points during their run is the winner. Sounds simple, right?

The super fun part is that before we start, the 10 riders will be auctioned off to the members of the crowd. The money from the auction goes into a pool, and when the dust settles, half of the pool money goes to SAFE, a quarter goes to the winning rider, and a quarter to the winning bidder. Last year, the winning rider AND the person who won her in the auction each went home with more than $1,700! The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. But someone will emerge victorious and be crowned the Champion!

The Gambler’s Choice Trails Challenge, presented by Mt Rainier Equine Veterinary Services: it’s super fun, it’s for a great cause, and you don’t want to miss it! It’s all part of the Saturday night dinner party at the SAFE Show, and everyone is welcome!