Mule Days At Leatherwood Mountains Resort

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Mule Days At Leatherwood Mountains Resort

Come and enjoy over 125 Mules and Donkeys for a family oriented celebration!


Ferguson, NC, April 25, 2016: Leatherwood Mountains Resort will be hosting it’s 4th Annual Mule Days Celebration. There will be over 125 Mules and Donkeys from nine states in attendance. Free to attend and watch, here is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the countries top Mules and Donkeys! Bring your folding chair, because you are going to want to stay all day!

The event is held to fundraise for the Horse Friends Therapeutic Riding Program, based in Reidsville, NC. Horse Friends is run completely by volunteers, providing riding therapy while never charging the participants and even allows the siblings ride. Many of their Volunteers will be helping at Mule Days this year.

On May 5 and 6th, we are proud to host a Mulemanship Clinic taught by Paul Garrison from Texas. A long time Mule trainer who offers a great learning opportunity for mules, donkeys and riders. We will be taking the clinic participants out on the trail and also offering private lessons.

Saturday, May 7th, a Mule and Donkey Show, featuring classes from Working Ranch to Gaming. The Supreme Trail Mule Competition will feature obstacles for the Mules and Donkeys to test their training and skills at belt buckle will be awarded to the winner. At 4pm on Saturday a Parade through the Stables and Camp Ground will allow you to see all the mules and donkeys dressed up in their finest. On Saturday night we will hold a Mule Celebration Dinner and hand out awards from the days competitions, RSVP for the dinner by April 25th, $12 per person (336) 973-5044.

Don’t miss all the events offered through out the four days, there will be a Poker Ride, Chili Cook-Off, Live Auction, Coon Jump and Silent Auction.

Leatherwood will also be hosting a Chili Cook Off on Friday May 6th, preregister before 2pm that day. Judging and Taste Testing will be at 3:45pm at the Covered Pavilion! Several categories to compete in and awards announced that night just before the live auction.

Free to attend, for more information contact Leatherwood Mountains Resort at (336) 973-5044. Leatherwood has guided trail rides available, book early. Cabins for Rent. Saddlebrook Restaurant is on site available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Contact: Abbie Hanchey

Leatherwood Mountains Resort

Phone (336) 973-5044

Fax (336)973-5043


Category : Community , Events , Horseback Riding
By Abbie
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