WELLINGTON, FL – February 14, 2011 – The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce that Foundation Farm will be the Title Sponsor for the upcoming Fete Cheval on Friday, March 11, 2011, in Wellington, Florida. Casual chic will be the attire for this fun-filled evening at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will include a cocktail reception, auction, and dinner, but the highlight of the evening will be the gymkhana games in the International Grand Prix Arena with some of the world’s top riders. Ralph Caristo, Leo Conroy, and a guest from the audience will “judge” the competitors. Mason Phelps, Jr., will emcee the event.
“We are thrilled to have Foundation Farm as the Title Sponsor of our Fete Cheval,” said Elizabeth Press, co-chairing the event with Clea Newman Soderlund and Visse Wedell. Foundation Farm, located in Wellington, Florida, is home base during the Winter Equestrian Festival for well-known hunter rider and trainer Lyman T. Whitehead. “We are so appreciative to Foundation Farm for this generous donation.”
Fete Cheval riders include Max Amaya, Pablo Barrios, John Brennan, Molly Ashe Cawley, Nick Dellojoio, Mario Deslauriers, Hillary Dobbs, Kent Farrington, Sandy Ferrell, Brianne Goutal, Patricia Griffith, Charlie Jayne, Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden, Kate Oliver, Rodrigo Pessoa, Peter Pletcher, Kim Prince, Havens Schatt, Louise Serio, Ken Smith, Shane Sweetnam, Jimmy Torano and McLain Ward.
One more rider will participate as part of the Foundation’s carrots4acause WEF Team Fundraising program sponsored by Alessandro Albanese, Georgetown Stable Outfitters & Gracie Street Interior Design. It’s easy to participate. First, form and name a team – a team can be one individual or a group of individuals. Then, stop by “The Gracie Street Corner at the Alessandro Albanese Boutique” on the show grounds of the Winter Equestrian Festival to pick up the sign up information and fundraising tools in the Bit Box donated by Georgetown Stable Outfitters. The deadline is Friday, March 4, 2011. The team that raises the most funds between now and Friday, March 4, 2011, will select a rider from the team to perform with the professional riders at the Fete Cheval on Friday, March 11, 2011. More information about the carrots4acause WEF Team Fundraising program is available at http://www.equusfoundation.org/teamwork.
In order to raise funds, The EQUUS Foundation is seeking individuals and businesses throughout the equestrian and Palm Beach communities to assist with their gracious generosity. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tables of eight for the Fete Cheval are available as follows: Gold Medal Front Row Center $5,000; Silver Medal Front Row $3,200; and Bronze Medal Second Row $2,400.
For additional information on The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., visit the EQUUS website at www.equusfoundation.org or contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at telephone (203) 259-1550, email to email@example.com.
About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, seeks to raise public awareness of the value of the horse in society through education and the awarding of grants to charities that use the horse to benefit the public, promote the health and welfare of horses, and elevate the equestrian sport as a whole.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which is responsible for the selection of the grant recipients. The Board includes: Jenny Belknap Kees, Chairman; Catherine Herman, Vice Chairman; Jane FitzGerald, Secretary/Treasurer; Lynn Coakley, President; David Distler, David Goodwin, Patricia Keenan, Frank Madden, Richard Mitchell DVM, Clea Newman Soderlund, Susan Weber and Visse Wedell.
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. Over $1.5 million in grants has been awarded since the first awards in 2003. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.equusfoundation.org.