1. When is the Ride For Hospice?
Judy Tyler and her grand-daughter Ashlyn Head with Gulfside Regional Hospice President and CEO, Linda Ward. Ashlyn is awarded her prizes for donating the highest amount of pledges in 2012.
The 2016 Ride for Hospice & Paulie Palooza are Saturday, March 19.
2. Where is the Ride For Hospice?
It is at 40141 Chancey Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33542.
You Will be parking at an empty grass area when you pull in. The trail however will be on the Upper Hillsborough Preserve located across Chancey Road and the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport property. The Posse will lead you. We will gather all riders just before departure at 10 a.m. As a group we will cross the Road into the preserve. There will be a road closure to ensure all riders get across in the beginning and end of the ride. We are asking all riders to cross together, please do not cross the road by yourself. Wait for the group so the road is closed when you cross.
3. What is the condition of the roads on the trail?
4. Are horses provided for the ride?
No. We like to say "BYOH" - Bring Your Own Horse.
Without a horse? New this year you can register for the wagon rides with limited seating. Just click on the pre-register tab. Enjoy the ride!
Ride for Hospice Attendees - Bringing your own horse or riding on the wagon ride.
- $30 pre-registered (includes t-shirt, lunch, admission to Palooza)
- $35 at the gate (includes lunch and admission to Palooza)
Paulie Palooza Attendees
- $5 parking fee for wristband
6. Is pre-registration just for riders?
Pre-registration is for anyone interested bringing their own horse to ride on the trail or if you want to register to be a rider on the wagon rides during the ride (limited seats).
If you are interested in only attendee the Paulie Palooza portion of the event, there is a $5 donation. You can make the donation and receive a wristband at the door.
7. Is lunch included in the price?
Yes, lunch is only included for anyone who registers for the Ride for Hospice, either riders on horse or wagon. Attendees at Paulie Palooza can purchase lunch.
8. I am a rider, what time should I arrive?
On Saturday, March 19, gates open at 8:30 am for rider registration and check-in. Remember to give yourself time to tack up and even warm up your horse to be prepared to ride in a large group. We will depart promptly at 10 am. Arrive early to avoid long lines. Registration and check-in are required. All riders will begin assembling at 9:15-9:45 am.
9. I am a non-rider, what time should I arrive?
That depends. If you are riding on the wagon rides, please arrive before 9:30 a.m. to be checked in and get your seat. The wagon rides are leaving promptly at 10 a.m.
10. What happens when I arrive?
You will be directed to park your trailer or car, then you will check in at the registration table. Free T-shirts are only available for pre-registered riders. If you are a non-rider and not taking part in the wagon rides, head over to Sky Dive City for the Paulie Palooza. A table will be outside the venue for wristbands.
For a full list of activities, view the Agenda.
11. What will be happening on Saturday, March 19?
On Saturday, March 19, gates open at 8:30 am for rider registration. With the ride leaving promptly at 10 am. After the 2 hour Ride For Hospice, riders will receive lunch and then can head over to check out the Paulie Palooza - there will be live music, vendors, drawings, silent auction, and more!
For non-riders - If you do not have a horse but still want to be apart of the ride, pre-register for a wagon ride. Remember the wagon rides leave at 10 a.m. too so you will need to come early to check in. If you are only attending Paulie Palooza, come out as early as 10 am to check out live music, vendors, drawings, silent auction and more! The Palooza will be all day, ending at about 10 pm at Sky Dive City. The events are not at the same location.
For a full list of activities, view the Agenda.
12. Is there recognition for those who donates the most money?
Yes. Prizes will be awarded for the highest individual and team fundraisers at the Paulie Palooza.
13. Can I pay with a credit card?
If you pre-register on this website, you may pay with a credit card. However, on the day of the event credit cards will not be accepted at the gate, only cash or check.
14. I can't attend the event, but would like to make a donation. How can I do that?
Donations are accepted on this website. Donation form.
15. What can I do if I don't have a horse?
Join the fun at Paulie Palooza with live music, vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, drawings, silent auction and more! For a full listing, view the Agenda.
Free t-shirts are available for all riders who pre-register. After you enter and have parked your vehicle, you will be directed to the registration table where your t-shirt will be waiting. We will have your pre-registration paperwork and be awaiting your arrival.
Yes, T-shirts will available for sale during the event for $10 each.
18. Why should I pre-register?
There are several benefits to pre-registering. All riders will receive a commemorative T-shirt with their $30 pre-registration. Those who register at the gate 'day-of' will pay $35 and will not receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event at $10 each. Also, pre-registration gives you easy access to get set up, so that you can avoid the lines and traffic. Lunch is included only in rider admission.
You can only pre-register on this website from January 4 - March 16, 2016.
Riders: Bring whatever you normally would on a two-three hour ride. Bring your COGGINS, you will not be allowed without it. There are places to water and rinse your horse. If you are camping with your horse bring feed and any other horse care items. There is a large trough, but you may also want to bring a bucket to water your horse.
Non-Riders: Bring cash to buy food, sunscreen, a hat and a camera. We also recommend that you bring chairs.
100% of proceeds go directly to patient care at Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Pallative Care.
Ride For Hospice has a NO REFUND policy. Any monies spent can be considered a donation to help with patient care and are considered a tax deductible charitable contribution.