The challenge will be held at the Benton Horse Arena, 1850 Welcome Valley Road, Benton, Tennessee 37307.
“We need to do all we can to help our kids. I encourage all businesses to get involved with us to out on this event,” Randy Speegle said.
Speegle has been training horses and riders for 30 years.
Extreme trail challenges are a new type of competition that has something for riders and spectators.
There are at least three different divisions a rider can participate in: youth (17 and under), nonpro (anyone who does not get paid to ride a horse) and open (professional and nonprofessional riders of any age).
The object is to test the rider’s horsemanship skills. This is done by introducing the horse to an obstacle such as a teeter totter, opening a gate, etc. and having the horse complete the obstacle while being quiet and under the direction of the rider.
If a horse has not been trained well, it can often be very difficult to execute the obstacle.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club in Benton is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Club provides diversified activities that meet the interests of all young people. Core programs encourage activities with adults, peers and family members that enable children to enhance self-esteem and fulfil their potential.
Based on physical, emotional, cultural, social needs and interests of boys and girls, and recognizing developmental principals, the Club offers diversified program activities in five core areas: character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts and fitness.