Park Your Pony at the New Fry’s Hitching Post

On Saturday, April 14 Superstition Horsemen’s Association (SHA) and the P&M Trail Riders teamed up and went to work putting in a hitching post at the new Fry’s grocery store.

The hitching post is located on the east side of the parking lot near Wendy’s.

A mounting rock was also placed for your convenience, but no water could be provided at the location. Riders can bring a portable water bucket and buy your horse a drink—Fry’s has a gallon of water for only .99 cents.

SHA and P&M Arena are passionate about keeping our Western heritage and lifestyle alive in Apache Junction.

There are several other hitching posts in Apache Junction (many installed by SHA): at the Apache Junction Public Library, community center, Prospector Park, courthouse and now one at Fry’s.

SHA and P&M Arena encourage all businesses to install a hitching post to encourage alternative means of transportation. Remember, if you build it they will come.

There was a small hitching post dedication on Sunday, April 15 and Kroger (Fry’s), SHA and P&M Arena plan on a full ribbon cutting dedication in the future.

A huge thank you is due to Kroger for giving us a designated spot, as well as thanks to the hard working team of SHA and P&M Arena.

American flag carrier Mckenzie Adams and her horse Paisley received the honor of being the first to tie up.

Photo above: Superstition Horsemen’s Association and the P&M Trail Riders teamed up to install a hitching post at the new Fry’s grocery store. Pictured are Jeff Watson, Bob Diroff, Beverly Dougherty, Bill Bailer, Darryl Cross, Peggy Wilson, Chip Wilson, Gary Peters, Jennifer Arnold, Karen Martin, Teresa Myers and the P&M Arena Royalty Court: Queen Paris Carlyon, Teen Queen Layna Hamlin, Princess Jorja Schuster, American Flag carrier Mckenzie Adams and Arizona Flag carrier Alexis Hermenez.

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