Published: Jan 12, 2014 9:55 AM EST

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- A crowd headed out on the trail Sunday for the Saddle Up for St. Jude event.

The event raises money for St. Jude Children's Hospital, where no child is turned away for inability to pay.

The 2 1/2 hour trail ride began at Endless Trails in North Fort Myers. This is the 8th year for the event.