Ride for Ty is a group of friends and horse enthusiasts who have come together to honor their friend Tyler J Thiel. Tyler was a member of the horse community who spread smiles wherever he went. He was an amazing horseman who was always willing to help anyone in need. You didn't even have to ask, if you needed help he would be there for you.
Tyler committed suicide and is now riding the trails with God and those who passed before us. This group of family and friends have come together to honor Ty by doing things for others as he would. We also want to bring awareness to suicide and suicide prevention. And of course we plan to ride the trails and cherish the moments.
As we raise money we will continue to show our support in suicide awareness, assisting youth experience the joys of the horse community, and offer opportunities for some that fall on hard times.
Ride for Ty 100 Challenge
The Ride for Ty 100 Challenge is limited to 100 participants. Registration will close once all spaces are filled.
Looking for a personal challenge for you and/or you and your horse to tackle together? How about a running, walking, hiking or even biking goal?
We realize that sometimes the best thing to do is set a new goal.
We are trusting you to track your personal mileage with your favorite horse, canine companion, your best friend, your bike, or maybe on your own two legs and on your own.
This challenge works on the honor system.
We will help you connect with others with similar goals through our facebook group, and to send you some bling to celebrate the journey you (and your horse) have taken together.
There are no limits on how you want to participate in this challenge. Runners, walkers, riders, roller blades, carriage drivers and cyclists are all welcome.
The Reward - What is the award?
A beautiful customized to this challenge medal
An embroidered patch
An encouraging group on FB to share your stories, goals, milestones and sometimes heartache with!
Your Challenge at Your Pace
You decide, you set your pace, the days, the miles/hours! You can add up the miles/hours over several weeks! You decide what is right for you and your horse to create those 100 miles of memories with together. All miles/hours are on the honor system.
Although this is categorized on this sign up page as a virtual race, the only winners are you & your horse spending time together gaining experience, fitness, friendship and miles. This is a challenge, not a race. Registration for this challenge ends when the number of registrants reaches 100.
As you finish your goals you can log in to runsignup.com and log your miles or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your journey.