Ridin’ High Rodeo set for November

Gathered to complete plans for the Ridin’ High/NCA Rodeo Nov. 12-13 are from left: Jennie Norris, Toni Corn, Lisa Rigg, Kathy Goan, Linda Bird and Nancy Bible, along with Midnight, the pony.

It’s not too early to think about the November Ridin’ High/NCA Rodeo.

The Rodeo, the main fundraiser for Ridin’ High, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12-13 at the Walters State Community College Expo Center in White Pine.

An all-day team roping event will take place Saturday, Nov. 13 beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the event starting at 10 a.m.

In its 29th year, Ridin’ High has served severely challenged children and adults through horseback riding and related activities.

“The rodeo is our main fundraising event for the year,” Program Director Linda Bird said. “It’s a lot of family fun with a silent auction, vendors, good food and this year a trick-riding act by two girls from Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show, along with a grand entry by a number of talented riders.”

Ridin’ High offers Adaptive Riding therapeutic riding lesions for people with physical, emotional, cognitive or social challenges. Lessons are taught by qualified instructors, including those holding Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certification. Those with challenges such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Cerebral Palsy, TBI, Stroke, Dementia, Learning Disabilities, ACE and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have found a good response with the programs.

Advanced tickets will be available in Morristown and the Lakeway Area as the event nears. For more information, call the Expo Center at 423-318-2720 or Ridin’ High at 423-585-0331.