Niagara Gazette

September 19, 2013

Saddle Up for Roswell set for Saturday

STAFF REPORTS
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — ROYALTON — The Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center will be the host for Saddle Up for Rosewll, a horse trials and dressage show, on Saturday at 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road. Admission is free.

More than 100 riders have signed up for the annual event which begins at 8 a.m. and benefits cancer research and patient care in Western New York at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Last year, the show raised $15,695. according to Megan Gamin who co-chairs the event with Sue Williams, the owner of the center. The first seven years, over $90,000 has has been raised.

"The Chestnut Ridge Equestrian community is passionate about cancer— cause that has touched so many in one way or another — and we are proud to parter with Roswell Park to assist those who face this disease," Gamin said.

Terry Williams, who died of colon cancer in 2007, started the Saddle Up horse show with his wife Sue. Terry and Sue Williams trained Abdullah, a world-champion stallion that won the gold medal at the Los Angeles in 1984. They operated Williamsburg Farm, a horse breeding operation, and Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center. There are hundreds of Abdullah offspring and several are at the farm.

The Chestnut Ridge and East Aurora Pony Club are the sponsors and riders from all over the Niagara Frontier will compete for ribbons.

The riders in the competition have received donations from sponsors and there are corporate sponsors.

There will be basket raffles, auction raffles, a 50-50 raffle, horse paintings for sale and concessions. For more information contact Gamin at 772-7703.