Horses Easing Life's Pain (HELP) CTC


Benefitting CFCC & Associates, Inc.

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Clinton Lake/Rockhaven Park

1050 East 700 Road
Lawrence, KS 66049

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Ride Host contact info:

Deborah Myers

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  Primary Phone: (785) 272-0778

  Alternate Phone: (913) 370-5711

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  • Closes: Friday, May 10, 06:00pm CST
  • Online Registrations ONLY
  • No late entries allowed
  • Limited to 100 riders.


For about $10 per month don't drive without this protection.

Uniquely covers horse trailer towing too!

No one else one.

It's your head...use it wisely.

Third time's a charm!!! Thanks Molly!


This ride is a fundraiser for a program called Horses Easing Life's Pain (HELP) administered by CFCC & Associates, Inc. in Topeka, KS. The HELP program provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to children and adults suffering from a variety of mental health issues. Including, but not limited to, PTSD, Anxiety, Addiction, and Depression stemming from traumatic life events, i.e. Domestic Violence and/or Military Service. It is CFCC'S intent to provide care regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

The 6-mile ride consisting of 6 obstacles will be held on the South Shore/Rockhaven Trails of Clinton Lake, which include many interesting trails totaling approximately 35 miles. While exploring these trails, you will wander through forests, past open fields, along the lake’s shore and over the top of rocky hills. The surface is mostly packed earth, except on the sides of hills where it is rocky. Trees that are abundant along the trails include Osage orange, shagbark hickory, hackberry, eastern redcedar, and some American sycamore. White-tailed deer and rabbits are commonly seen in the area. On one side of the park, there is an Eagle's nest that can be seen with babies due this Spring. Campsites are located near the Trail head. The trails are open to both hikers and horseback riders, but camping is allowed only in the campground near the main Trail head. These campsites include picnic tables, grills and fire rings, some electric sites, and some with horse corrals. Restrooms, showers and water are also available. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE 18 ELECTRIC HOOK UP CAMPSITES ($12) AND 30 NON-ELECTRIC CAMPSITES ($8). THESE CAMPSITES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS THROUGH THE CORP OF ENGINEERS (785-843-7665) AND ARE NOT ABLE TO BE RESERVED. Proof of Coggins test is needed for horses coming from out of state.

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Beautiful ribbons and prizes 1st - 6th place.

Merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses

Ride Agenda:

  • Rider Check in: 8am - 9am
  • Rider's Briefing: 9am
  • Ride Out: 10am
  • Lunch: Following ride
  • Awards: Following lunch

Meals Available:

Lunch-hot dogs and/or sloppy joes: (with chips, baked beans, cookies and drinks) - $7

Additional Contests

  • Best dressed rider (male/female)
  • Best groomed mount
  • Best dog contest
  • Pluggin' Along Award
  • Hard Luck Award
  • Farthest Distance Traveled


There will be a Photographer on site for pictures.

Lodging Available:


Hook-ups Available:

Electric Campsites-SEE DESCRIPTION, 1ST COME BASIS - $12

Non-electric Campsites-SEE DESCRIPTION, 1ST COME - $8

Stalls Available:



If in doubt because of inclement weather, Call before you haul.: (785) 272-0778

From the I-70 Kansas Turnpike,

Take exit 197 for KS-10 toward Lecompton/Lawrence

Turn left onto KS-10 E/S Lawrence Trafficway

Take the Clinton Pkwy exit

Turn right onto N 1400 Rd/Clinton Pkwy

Turn left onto E 900th Rd

Turn left onto E 902 Rd/902E

Turn right onto County Road 458/Douglas County 458/E 1000 Rd

Continue to follow County Road 458/Douglas County 458

Turn right onto E 700 Rd

Destination will be on the left

From the south,

Going north on U.S. 59

Turn left onto County Road 458/Douglas County 458/E 1000 Rd

Continue to follow County Road 458/Douglas County 458

Turn right onto E 700 Rd

Destination will be on the left

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