Buchanan rides horses to raise money for a local cause

The town of Buchanan is coming together to help feed families in need. But, they’re doing it in a unique way.

More than fifty people will ride horses through the streets of Buchanan to raise money and awareness for the town’s “Feed the Children” chapter.

Redbud Gypsies, a Buchanan horse farm, got the idea from another ride in a neighboring town.

“When they stopped doing it, we decided to continue the tradition and make something here in Buchanan to bring people closer to us and take them through an experience that riders don’t typically get to do,” said Alyssa Carl, part owner of RedBud Gypsies.

This is the second annual fall “Ride Against Hunger”. RedBud Gypsies says they’re very passionate about the cause.

“It just seemed like a really good organization to get into. We want to make sure that the kids in Buchanan don’t go hungry,” said Rachele Carl, also from RedBud Gypsies. “We do have quite a few low income families and a lot of people struggle with the economy, and we just want to make sure everyone is taken care of,” Carl said.

And they believe that Buchanan is the best community to serve.

“Buchanan is a great community,” Rachele said. “It’s a really nice community that really comes together and enjoys doing things,” Rachele said.

Participants can ride 5, 8 or 16 miles through town. They’re making a few stops along the way, even at a McDonald’s drive-thru.

Registration begins at 8 A.M. at the Buchanan Westerners Riding Club. Riders leave at 10 A.M. 

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