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Saddle Up Trail Ride Invites Horse Enthusiasts to Support Patients at Children’s of Alabama

ABBEVILLE  – Horse riders and enthusiasts will be saddling up to support patients at Children’s of Alabama during the 17th Annual Saddle Up Trail Ride on Sat., May 5, sponsored by the Henry County Horse and Saddle Club, The Maddox Family and First South Farm Credit.

The trail ride will begin at the farm of Henry County Sheriff William Maddox and wife Debbie (2651 County Road 53, Abbeville) at 1:00 p.m. The ride will be followed by a cookout. The family friendly event is open to riders and non-riders. Horses are not provided. Admission is $15 for riders and $5 for non-riders. 

All money raised will go directly to support the programs and services provided in the Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Center at Children’s. The CHIPS Center promotes health and healing for Alabama children who have suffered abuse or neglect. The Henry County Horse and Saddle Club has raised more than $73,000 for Children’s through the trail ride since 2001.

For more information, contact Carmen Maddox at 334-333-5876 or

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at