Family Fun Poker Ride
Manes & Miracles

Manes & Miracles

Friends of Horseshoe Park, as an extension of Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek, is hosting a benefit Family Fun Poker Ride in support of Manes & Miracles.   All ages are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 30th

All proceeds to to Manes & Miracles, a local non-profit therapeutic riding facility.


Early Registration has Closed

...but you can still register onsite to be part of this great new event starting at 8am in the overflow parking lot of Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre.


Poker will be played by the adults (21+) with youth playing a fun family dice game. 

Walkers, bicycle riders and equestrians are all invited and separate routes will be used by each group.

​Start and End of the event is at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre.

More details are below.

Routes - New Info

Each route will be 2 – 2.5 hrs in length.

Equines will ride Sonoqui Wash to Desert Wells Stage Stop, and return.   Maricopa County Sheriff’s will be at teh Hawes crossing to ensure a safe crossing of Hawes Rd.

Bikes will go north to Desert Mountain Park, and return. 

Walkers will walk the Sonoqui Wash trail and return.

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Prize Highlights

  • Adult Grand Prize - Traeger Pro 780 Grill

    Over $1000 value

  • Youth Grand Prize - Escape Room & Papa John Pizzas

    $350 value

  • Over $3800 in other prizes!

  • Over $1000 in raffle items

Prizes for the top five hands PLUS two lucky participants at random in each category.    The full list of prizes is below (here).

Entry Fees

A free BBQ lunch from Fat Ninja Foods will be provided to those registering and paying the entry fees by October 20th.         Commemorative T-shirts are also available online only before Oct. 20, and they will be distributed the morning of the ride.    The last day to pre-register online is Oct 28.  After the 28th registration will only be onsite the morning of the event.


All proceeds go to Manes & Miracles.

  • Adult 21+

    $50 (21 years and older)

  • Youth

    $25 (20 years old and younger)

  • T-Shirt - No Longer Available to purchase

    ​T-shirts purchased prior to 20 Oct. will be distributed the morning of the ride

Waivers are required for participation.


Adult Non-Equestrian

Youth Non-Equestrian

Important Notes


Bring cash as there are also over $1,000 in raffle prizes available.

Raffle tickets are 3 for $5, or 20 for $20 at the event.   If you purchase online by the end of Oct. 28, you get 25 tickets for $20, or 5 free tickets!

Pre-purchase raffle tickets will be available at the Check In table day of the event under the name of the person provided when purchasing the tickets.

The raffle will take place after completion of the poker ride/walk/bike.

Game Rules


Standard poker hands apply.   Cards are distributed during the ride, with the last card(s) provided at the finish.   Hands are evaluated at the finish line.

Highest hand has first pick of any of the seven prizes. Second hand, second pick and so on until top five prizes awarded. Remaining two prizes will be awarded to two Lucky (or is it unlucky?) losing hands.

We will draw two winners from all remaining participants! 


Yahtzee or other family dice game will be used, with numbers distributed during the ride.   The last number(s) will be distributed at the finish.   Results will be determined at the finish line.

Highest score of on the Dice Game has first pick of any of the seven prizes. Second highest score
has second pick and so on until top five prizes awarded. Remaining two prizes will be awarded to two
Lucky (or is it unlucky?) 

We will draw two winners from all remaining participants! Must be present to win prizes!

Prize List

Winners must be present to win prizes!   

This list continues to grow, so come back often.



  • Traeger Pro 780 Wood Pellet WiFi Grill – Value $1,000
  • Gift Certificate from ChiroTrendz Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center (Initial Visit plus six
    additional visits) – Value $750
  • Beautiful Horseshoe Bench – Value $450
  • 55 Quart Canyon Cooler – Value $299
  • Boot Barn Gift Card – Value $200
    $50 Gas Gift Card AND $100 Earnhardt Auto Center Gift Card – Value $150
  • Amazon Gift Card – Value $100



  • Brainiacs Escape Room Gift Card for private party (up to 10 people) of your choice AND three
    Papa John’s Large Pizzas – Value $348
  • Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds – Compatible with Apple & Android, Built In
  • Fat Cats Gift Card – Value $100
  • Boot Barn Gift Card – Value $100
  • Fat Cats Gift Card – Value $50
  • $25 Fat Cats Gift Card AND $25 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Gift Card – Value $50
  • Target Gift Card – Value $50


Thank You to our Sponsors

This fundraising event would not be possible without our Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek sponsors and heritage members. Take a moment to check out our sponsor and heritage members on the Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek website. Please join us in supporting and thanking these folks.

About Manes & Miracles

Manes and Miracles is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Arizona’s East Valley who have physical, mental, and emotional disabilities by providing a first-rate therapy facility with unique, effective, and highly motivating tools such as equines, and soon to include an aquatic therapy pool, and indoor and outdoor play gyms. We aim to affordably enhance the lives of those we serve through the connections they share with our specially trained horses, committed therapist partners, and caring volunteers.  

Manes and Miracles is passionate about creating positive relationships through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, community outreach, and meaningful collaborations with other physical and mental health service providers. This generous support network makes it possible for Manes and Miracles to provide scholarships, develop additional programs, and continually improve our clients’ experiences. We honor the support of our community by using our resources prudently and transparently.

Reach Out

Unfortunately, Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek 2021 has been cancelled, but …

we are still holding smaller, fun community events, like our upcoming Trail Ride.

See you at Roots N' Boots Queen Creek March 16-20, 2022


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