Lake Oswego Hunt — an organization that was founded in 1936 — wants to continue efforts to preserve its facility and provide programming for the local equestrian community.
To help accomplish this, the club is hosting its fourth annual Raise the Roof event 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at its location on 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd.
Raise the Roof will include a silent auction, live auction and paddle raise. Organizer Pamela Robertson said to expect vacation stays and other excursions to be up for grabs in the auctions. Koi Fusion and Renegade food trucks will be on hand at the event, and the food is free for those who purchase a ticket. Wine for adults and nonalcoholic beverages also will be available. Attendees can go on pony rides and visit with horses.
"I really love meeting all the people from the past who have been part of the barn and always getting to see all the horses," Robertson said.
Robertson noted that the barn at the facility is nearly 90 years old and needs maintenance. Specifically, the hunt club is working to replace the roof. According to Robertson, accelerating construction costs have made paying for repairs more difficult. The club has raised $100,000 for the roof but a recent estimate came in at $180,000.
A small portion of funding from the event will go toward equestrian education programming.
Over the years the club has hosted polo events, steeplechases, hunter trials, a drill team, a pony club, Standardbred trotters and harness ponies, hunter events, dressage and more.
"We believe it's really important to preserve it because it has such a history in our community and it's a great space and provides a great program for the kids. We have a lot of kids in the Portland area that come and train. We try to make it as accessible to everyone as possible," Robertson said.
To register for the event, visit www.lakeoswegohunt.com/copy-of-raise-the-roof-2021-1.
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