Horseback riders in the New England area have been helping raise funds for the project for several years, bringing their horses to the “Build a School in Africa” Benefit Trail Ride, co-sponsored by the Littleton Horse Owners Association.
The ride is held in Groton, Mass. during the summer, usually late August. The ride starts at Willowbrook Farm; riders follow a marked trail through beautiful town and state conservation lands, choosing a route of approximately 12 or 18 miles, much of which follows the scenic Nashua River.
There is an on-trail snack stop with water for the horses, and after the ride, participants enjoy a home-cooked African buffet dinner of dishes from several countries. The ride is affiliated with New England Horse and Trail, with members receiving mileage credit for themselves and their horses.