WESTPORT, CT – June 11, 2012 – The Fairfield County Hunt Club June Horse Show starting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, is packed full with over 250 individual equestrian competitions over the course of the five-day show, and is a great family activity. With free admission and free parking all week, the public is welcome to come watch national and local equestrians of all ages compete, shop at over 20 boutiques onsite, and take advantage of the full service, gourmet food and beverage concession offering refreshments, breakfast, lunch, dinner each day. Bring your picnic blankets!
The show’s generous individual and corporate sponsors will be on hand throughout the week to present awards to the ribbon winners. Corporate sponsors include Fairfield Grand Prix Presenting Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors and George N. Venizelos; Official Beverage Sponsor: Nestlè Waters North America; Official Magazine Sponsor: Moffly Media; Gold Medal Sponsors: Avenue Capital Group, Fairfield Equine Associates, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services; Silver Medal Sponsors: Coca-Cola Company, Corinthian Partners, LLC, D’Addario Industries, Fence Man, Inc., Gary Goldberg Financial Services, Hi Ho Petroleum, Hospital for Special Surgery, Imperial Dental Associates, Margaret Bondy Interiors and Wise Metals Group; Bronze Medal Sponsors: Agriventures Agway and Blue Star Jets LLC; and Grand Champion Sponsors: Equine Tack & Nutritionals, Forte Gelato, Teddy’s Limousine, and Westport Eyecare Associates.
New this year, Nestlè Waters North America is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with free pony rides, face painting, a horseless horse show and crafts by Mix and Mingle.
The show benefits The EQUUS Foundation, a national charitable foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, fostering the use of horses to benefit people, and educating the public on the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.
The EQUUS Foundation will hold its benefit luncheon in association with the Saturday $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix, the culminating event of the show, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors and George N. Venizelos.
Complimentary bleecher seating is available for the Grand Prix starting at 1:30 p.m., or enjoy ringside seating in the VIP Tent starting at 11:30 am including a champagne reception, silent auction & delicious luncheon at $250 per person; Advance purchase is required.
Busy on Saturday? Come Thursday . . . In addition to the complimentary bleecher seating, seating in the VIP Tent will be available Tuesday through Friday for $20 per person on a first-come, first served basis. Admission will be by wrist band to be purchased at the show. On Thursday, the featured event will be the $7,500 Poland Spring Welcome Jumper Stake presented by Nestlè Waters North America at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Wine & Cheese Party until 6:00 p.m. and a Pet Parade, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., both hosted by Earth Animal. Calling all pet owners, come show your dog, cat, feret, parakeet, or hampster. All pets welcome. Prizes will be awarded.
Shop ’til You Drop
Featuring gifts, jewelry, watches, clothing, (ladies’, men’s, girls’ & boys’) accessories, shoes, handbags, hats, jewelry, belts, scarves, pjs and “fun & flirty” cover-ups for workout attires, bathing suits, and more! Even the world’s first and only high protein gelato by Forte Gelato – smooth, sophisticated, all natural and powered by protein – taste what it’s like to be healthy and happy! Also linens for bed, bath and tabletops, scout bags, bins, totes and coolers. There’s more – Fine Art Portraits, Equestrian Paintings & Portrait Photography.
Participating Boutiques: Amore dei Cani, Approximate Notions, Bainbridge and Company, Catch All, Charles Ancona New York, Daphne F. Mitchell Stationery, Forte Gelato, Groove, Hendra Rose, It’s a Bumwrap, Mango Bay, Peter Beaton, Inc., Ponymom Designs, Skiffingtons, stella & dot/Emily Blaikie, Steven Parton, Studio Gem, Sweet Rexie’s, The Traveling Boutique, Venture Photography, and Nancy Zylstra Designs/R. U. Swanky.
The EQUUS Foundation will also operate a boutique from Tuesday-Friday and a silent auction on Saturday featuring products and services from Abigail Cafe & Wine Bar, Bainbridge and Company, Elizabeth Belliveau Fine Art Photography, Bradford Renaissance Portraits, Bobbie Braun, CAMAJE bistro & lounge, Caribiner’s Indoor Climbing, Classic College & Career Counseling Associates, Tina Cobelle-Sturges, Companion Dogs Ltd., Connecticut School of Music, Dama Bianca Bridal, The Dressing Room, Elite Island Resorts, Equifit, inc., Fairfield Ice Academy, Fairfield Pilates, First Impressions Orthodontics, Flipside Burgers & Bar, Floral Accents, Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Flower, Elizabeth Gardner, Pamela Gillette, Olivia Goodnow, Kendra Bollinger Guilfoile, Gymnastics & Cheerleading Academy (GCA), Hampton Classic Horse Show, Charles K. Herman, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.L.L.C, HITS Horse Shows, Collette & Hank Huidekoper, Imperial Dental Associates, PC, Island Outfitters, Jill Stuart International, LLC, Katie’s Kitchen, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Klimek, Kumon of Fairfield – South, Lisa Mann & Rocco Marotta, Margaret Bondy Interiors, Terri Mims, Newman’s Own, Osianna – A Mediterranian Taverna, Palace Rugs of Wilton, Inc., The Patterson Club, Pious Bird – Curated Objects for Home, Provence Shoppe, Jama Rice, Saugatuck Craft Butchery, School of Rock, Shine Salon – An Aveda Salon, Silver of Westport, Inc., Southport Galleries, Colonel & Mrs. W. C. Stanton, Studio Works Art Glass, Sylvia Sturges, Trek Bicycle Store, Victor & Diane Ugolyn, Venture Photography, Washington International Horse Show, Westport Eyecare Associates, Wilton Fencing Academy, Windsong Brands and Wright Photography.
Boutique hours: Tue: 10 am – 4 pm; Wed: 10 am – 8 pm; Thu: 10 am – 6:30 pm; Fri: 10 am – 4 pm; Sat: 10 am – 3 pm. To download the horse show schedule of classes and events, click this link: Schedule of Classes and Events.
About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, fostering the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. 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.
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