Oct 6, 2014 9:20 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The third annual "Sort for Survival" fundraiser to support families in need takes place Saturday October 11th and Sunday October 12th, at the El Rancho Capay Arena near Orland.
Ranch sorting is a western-style equestrian sport that pits a team of two riders on horseback against the clock.
The event includes eight "sorting" classes, the competition has a 50% payback, and there will be raffle prizes, a band, and many local vendors providing food and other items for purchase.
Every year the organizers of the non-profit have chosen a recpient in the horse or farming/ranching industry affected by serious medical issues, in need of financial assistance. This year proceeds will go to the family of Braxxton Bird, a young boy diagnosed with plagiocephaly and torticollis. Treatment requires months of physical therapy and treatment in Sacramento, as well as corrective headgear.
"Sort for Survival" has raised more than $35,000 during previous events, with hundreds of teams competing over the course of the two day benefit. Signups start at 8 a.m. with the first class at 9 a.m.
To sign up or find out more about the event, visit www.elranchocapayarena.com, or SortForSurvival on Facebook. You can also call Jim Bass at (530) 521-9333.
Visitors who want to just come and watch are welcome.
El Rancho Capay Arena is located at 7421 Cutting Avenue, in Orland.
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