Ulupalakua trail ride will raise funds for St. Jude

Horses and riders enjoy a spirited 10-mile ride from Thompson Road to the Fleming Arboretum within the Pu‘u Mahoe cinder cone through private lands of Ulupalakua and OW Ranch.

Horses and riders enjoy a spirited 10-mile ride from Thompson Road to the Fleming Arboretum within the Pu‘u Mahoe cinder cone through private lands of Ulupalakua and OW Ranch.

Maui’s 25th annual “Saddle Up” St. Jude Trail Ride will take place Sept. 23. Horses and riders are scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. at the Haleakala Ranch corrals on Thompson Road in Ulupalakua. The ride begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $100 per rider.

Horses and riders will take a 10-mile ride from Thompson Road to the Fleming Arboretum within the Pu’u Mahoe cinder cone through private lands of Ulupalakua and OW Ranch. Riders are treated with the traditional cowboy stew made by Uncle Joe and his wife, Aunty Gwen De Rego. There will be door prizes and awards.

The annual St. Jude Trail Ride raises funds for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thompson Ranch has organized Maui’s St. Jude Trail ride each year since 1992, generating more than $360,000 in donations. All funds donated go directly to helping the children at the hospital who have cancer and other serious illnesses.

For more information, call Thompson Ranch at 878-1910.

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