The Fete Cheval presented by Spy Coast Farm to benefit the EQUUS Foundation will be held tomorrow night, Friday, March 9, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida. Tickets for the auction, cocktail reception and dinner in the International Club are sold out, but the entertainment in the International Arena starting at 8:00 p.m. is free including free parking. Spectators are welcome.
The Fete Cheval is fun for all – especially the riders who compete in games on horseback like musical stalls, egg on a spoon, and sit a buck with the same natural ferocity and inner drive that they display as equestrian athletes every day. The riders mix lightheartedness and levity with the same natural ferocity and inner drive that they display as equestrian athletes every day – the combination of which provides great entertainment for the audience.
The games will be judged by Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward who has competed in the Fete Cheval since 2005, and officiated by David Distler. “We are deeply grateful to Heidi and Steve Lengyel and Wall Street Farm for providing the horses for the event, and to Wendy Coren and Dave Lundquist of Equalign for coordinating the riders and the games,” said Elizabeth Press, who is co-chairing the event with Patricia Keenan.
It won’t be just the riders having all the fun! The two or more lucky riders who win the Rider Raffle will have the opportunity of a lifetime to ride with the professionals. The Rider Raffle Drawing will be held at 8:00 pm. The Games will start at 8:15 pm. Click Here to Buy Your Rider Raffle Tickets.
Come root on your favorite rider representing Dressage, Eventing, Hunter, Jumper and Polo: Max Amaya, Derek Braun, Saer Coulter, Nick Dello Joio, Hillary Dobbs, Jimmy Fairclough, Brianne Goutal, Weston Gracida, Patricia Griffith, Ashley Holzer, Charlie Jayne, Kris Kampsen, Laura Kraut, Marcia Kulak, Alexa Pessoa, Rodrigo Pessoa, Brandon Phillips, Kim Prince, Havens Schatt, Louise Serio, Jessica Springsteen, Shane Sweetnam, and Jimmy Torano.