At each Walkabout Tour, Clinton and tour feature sponsor Ritchie Industries team up to select a local nonprofit organization to run the Ritchie Charity Ball Toss. The Ritchie Charity Ball Toss is a contest in which horsemen in the audience throw numbered tennis balls they’ve purchased from our chosen non-profit group into the arena, trying to be the closest to a pre-determined marker. The owners of the three closest tennis balls to the marker receive Clinton’s instructional videos and Downunder Horsemanship training tools. All money raised throughout the ball toss goes straight to the non-profit organization. It’s one of Clinton’s ways to give back to the communities he visits and a fan favorite at Walkabout Tours.
Our non-profit group for the Conroe, Texas Walkabout Tour is Hope Reigns Ranch. The organization rescues and provides sanctuary to abused, neglected and retired horses and gives them a second chance and a new purpose in life. “Each horse has their own story of triumph and hope, which gives them the ability to reach out in amazing ways to those who come to the ranch to participate in the veteran and youth programs. By using the horse’s intuitive spirit and loving mentors, those who are facing the struggles of their unseen wounds can find hope and healing in the midst of life’s battles,” Ashley Hovenden, executive director at Hope Reigns Ranch, shares. “Healing for both participant and rescued horse can begin to take place and life can start moving in a positive way. A rescued horse may just be someone’s new best friend, teaching them patience, love, trust and so much more.”
Members of Hope Reigns Ranch will have a booth at the tour and will be busy raising funds for their cause. Learn more about Hope Reigns Ranch and its programs on its website.
The Walkabout Tour will be held January 25th and 26th at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center. Tickets are $25 for the weekend and available on our e-store or by calling our office at 888-287-7432.