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USET Foundation World Equestrian Games Gala in Aiken to Benefit the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team

Aiken, SC – January 30, 2014 – The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to invite members of the equestrian community to the Aiken Eventing Gala on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6pm. The event will be held at Stable View Farm in Aiken, SC, and will benefit the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team’s quest for Gold at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

Guests will gather together in cocktail attire to enjoy drinks, a buffet, dancing, and a silent auction while supporting the U.S. Eventing High Performance programs with proceeds going to the USET Foundation.

To R.S.V.P., please contact Sara Ike at the USET Foundation by emailing sara.ike@uset.org or calling (908) 234-1251.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Gold Medal Sponsor         $5,000        6 tickets
Silver Medal Sponsor        $2,500        6 tickets
Bronze Medal Sponsor      $1,500        4 tickets
Supporter                           $500        2 tickets
Individual tickets                $125

Checks should be made out to the USET Foundation, Inc. and mailed to Sara Ike c/o USET Foundation PO Box 355 Gladstone, NJ 07934.

Make sure to reserve early for this exciting event! The Aiken Eventing Gala is organized by the Aiken Gala Committee with Co-Chairmen Bruce Duchossois & Jack Wetzel, as well as Heidi Beaumont, Amy Ruth Borun, Gloria Callen, Pierre Colin, Nanki Doubleday, Phillip & Evie Dutton, Nancy & David Hathaway, Kirk Henckels, Kelly Hughes, Annie Jones, Densey Juvonen, Fernanda Kellogg, Denise Lahey, Anne & Mike Laver, Sandy O’Donnell, Barry & Cyndy Olliff, Bonnie Stedt, Tom Tierney and Gretchen Wintersteen.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

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US Para-Dressage Athletes Make Big Impression at USET Foundation “Soirée du Cheval” Gala

United States Para-Equestrian Athletes, Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt, trainers, and their support staff. Left to Right front row: Cambry Kaylor, Roxanne Trunnell, Hope Hand, Derrick Perkins, Sydney Collier. Back Row left to right: Brian Kaylor, Regina Cristo, Josette Trunnell, Susan Guinan, Ellie Brimmer, Ashley Flores-Simmons, Susan Treabess, Tina Wentz, Kai Handt (Chef d’Equipe), Mary Jordan, Dale Dedrick, Roz Kinstler. Photo by Lindsay Y McCall.

Wellington, FL – January 30, 2014 – For one exciting evening their boots were left in the closet and their heels and ties appeared.  On January 24, 2014, The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation launched their $35 Million Campaign to Achieve Competitive Excellence at the “Soirée du Cheval” Gala.  The event was held at The Pavilion at the International Polo Club Palm Beach and was a benefit for the United States Equestrian Teams headed to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Para-Dressage riders from across the country including riders from Northern California, Maine, and Texas flew to Wellington, Florida, in support of the U.S. Para-Dressage Team, the U.S. Show Jumping Team, the Eventing Team, the U.S. Dressage Team, the U.S. Reining Team, the Driving Team, the U.S. Endurance Team, and the U.S. Vaulting Team. After a wonderful keynote speech from USET Foundation President Tucker S. Johnson, a live auction commenced where over $700,000 was raised for the U.S. Teams. The event concluded with attendees hopping on the dance floor to celebrate the evening.  Para-Equestrian Dressage Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt was also in attendance at the event supporting the Para-Dressage riders and each of the United States Equestrian Teams. After the gala, Kai Handt had his first athlete meeting for the top-ranked Para-Dressage riders, their families, and support staff. Handt stressed how the future of the USEF U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team is growing with young and emerging new talent. Excitement is building, while the first of two U.S. final 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games qualifier competitions start in March. The discipline anticipates several new horse rider combinations to be debuted, making the final team selection suspenseful.

Laureen Johnson, USEF High Performance Director of Para-Equestrian and Vaulting, commented, “I was delighted to see so many Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes, coaches, and enthusiasts attend the USET Foundation’s ‘Soirée du Cheval’ World Equestrian Games benefit in Wellington.  It was a most memorable evening for all.”

She continued, “Kai Handt, the new Para-Equestrian Dressage Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe, kicked off the next morning with a very successful breakfast forum for the top ranked Para-Equestrian athletes and coaches to discuss the team approach and strategize for 2014.  The feedback received was amazing and all athletes appeared to share Kai’s enthusiasm and grasped the team concept whole-heartedly. We are looking forward to working with Kai and a successful 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games experience.”

For more information about the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage discipline, please contact Laureen Johnson, USEF High Performance Director of Para-Equestrian and Vaulting, 908-326-1155, or via email at lkjohnson@usef.org.

Written by: Lindsay Y McCall

To view an online version of this press release, please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/.

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).

For more information about the USPEA, please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President Hope Hand by e-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.

Act Today and Become a Sponsor for the 2014 White, White West Party Benefiting Horses Healing Hearts

Wellington, FL – December 17, 2013 – Don’t miss your opportunity to become a VIP for the 2014 White, White West Party, benefiting Horses Healing Hearts. With a sponsorship, you will be entitled to the most that the “party of the season” will have to offer. It is a night that you will not forget as the Coach House, formerly the Players Club, in Wellington, FL, is transformed into a dazzling venue of white and western couture. On February 21, 2014 at 7 p.m., Horses Healing Hearts will welcome guests as they don their bolo ties, best boots and white western attire to benefit the local equine non-profit organization.

Horses Healing Hearts helps children who have been raised in homes where substance abuse and addiction are present. Based on a platform of equine experiential learning, the organization teaches the children self-empowerment, life coping skills, and trust through riding and taking care of horses. Through the human and horse relationship, the children in the program learn responsibility and gain confidence. The 501(c)3 charitable organization is the only one of its kind in the nation and directly benefits youth in our local community.

Join Horses Healing Hearts in kicking off the 2014 season with their White, White West Party on Friday, February 21, 2014, and become a VIP. Guests will enjoy food, fun, entertainment and exciting silent and live auctions. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event with live musical entertainment and more. Last year the event raised over $50,000 for HHH and nearly doubled in attendance. Be a part of the movement, and help this local organization start 2014 off right in white!

Sponsorships are still available for this highlight event of the social calendar. For $5,000 you could become a John Wayne Hosting Sponsor, which includes: 30 White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; featured recognition as the John Wayne Sponsor in all press releases, radio, featured recognition as the John Wayne Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo featured as a John Wayne Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as the John Wayne Hosting Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; and special recognition during announcement at the event.

For $3,000, you can become a Roy Rogers Sponsor, which includes: 15 White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo featured as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Roy Rogers Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; and special recognition during announcement at the event.

For only $1,000, become a Dale Evans Sponsor. This sponsorship includes: six White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during announcement at the event.

As a Trigger Sponsor, for $500, you will receive four White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as a Trigger Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; and special recognition during the announcement at the event.

All checks should be made payable to Horses Healing Hearts, Inc. To learn more about Horses Healing Hearts, Inc., to get involved, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hhhusa.org.

All checks should be mailed to:
Attn: WWW/HHH Accounts receivable
10359 Oak Meadow Lane
Wellington FL 33449

Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 21, 2014. Tickets at the door will cost $100, so act fast to save some money for the silent and live auctions, where only the best of the best will be up for bidding. There will be a buffet/carving station and a cash bar at the event.

If you are unable to attend the White, White West Party, consider making a pledge at www.HHHUSA.org to help HHH meet their mission of helping children in families with substance abuse through equine experiential learning.

Horses Healing Hearts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children of alcoholics and substance abuse through equine experiential learning. To learn more about Horses Healing Hearts or how you can help with donations of money or time, go to www.HHHUSA.org or e-mail Liz Olszewski at liz@hhhusa.org or call (561) 713-6133.

White, White West Fast Facts:

What: White, White West (White Party Meets Western Party)

When: Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 7-10 pm

Where:
The Coach House – Formerly Players Club
13410 South Shore Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414

For Event Information, Sponsorship Packages and Tickets:
E-mail Liz@hhhusa.com or Tere@hhhusa.org
Or go to www.HHHUSA.org or click here.

Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 20, 2014. Tickets at the door cost $100. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event.

If you would rather send a check please make payable to “Horses Healing Hearts” and send to:

Attn: WWW/HHH Accounts receivable
10359 Oak Meadow Lane
Wellington FL 33449

Sponsorship Opportunities

JOHN WAYNE HOSTING SPONSOR ($5,000): 30 White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; featured recognition as the John Wayne Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo featured as the John Wayne Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as the John Wayne Hosting Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during announcement at the event.

ROY ROGERS SPONSOR ($3,000): 15 White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo featured as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as the Roy Rogers Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during announcement at the event.

DALE EVANS SPONSOR ($1,000): Six White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Dale Evans Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during announcement at the event.

TRIGGER SPONSOR ($500): Four White, White West VIP Tickets; VIP Seating with table service; recognition as a Trigger Sponsor in all press releases, radio, television and advertising; logo recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on the website www.hhhusa.org; logo placement and recognition as a Trigger Sponsor on all e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter campaigns; special recognition during the announcement at the event.

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Tickets Selling Fast for Third Annual White, White West Party Benefiting Horses Healing Hearts

Wellington, FL – December 13, 2013 – The lights dim as country melodies resound throughout the banquet room, heels click against the wooden dance floor adding to the majesty of the ambiance. The Coach House, formerly the Players Club, is transformed into the epitome of a white, western cocktail party. On February 21, 2014, the White, White West Party benefiting Horses Healing Hearts is back for its third year, bigger and better than ever.  Wear your best boots and come out to the only party where white meets western. Tickets are $80 pre-event and $100 at the door, but they are selling out fast.

To buy your White, White West Party ticket, click here.

Horses Healing Hearts helps children raised with addictions in the home by working with horses through equine experiential learning. The organization teaches the children self-empowerment, life coping skills, and it helps them to build self-confidence while riding and taking care of the horses. HHH, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, is the only program in the nation using horses to help the specific demographic of children of alcoholics and addicts.  Through the human and horse relationship, the children in the program are taught about responsibility and confidence.

On February 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. the Coach House in Wellington will transform into an elegant cocktail party adorned with white. Guests will wear their best boots and benefit Horses Healing Hearts as they kick off the year with the White, White West Party. Guests will enjoy food, fun, entertainment and exciting silent and live auctions. Last year, the event raised over $50,000 for Horses Healing Hearts, and attendance nearly doubled from the previous year. The tickets are selling fast, so now is the time to act.

If you are unable to attend the White, White West Party, please feel free to make a pledge at www.HHHUSA.org to help HHH meet their mission of helping children in families with substance abuse through equine experiential learning. Corporate and Foundation Sponsorships ranging from $500 to $5,000 are still available for this highlight event of the social calendar.  For more information, please contact Liz@HHHUSA.org.

To learn more about Horses Healing Hearts or how you can help with donations of money or time, go to www.HHHUSA.org or e-mail Liz Olszewski at liz@hhhusa.org or call (561) 713-6133.

White, White West Fast Facts:

What: White, White West (White Party Meets Western Party)

When: Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 7-10 pm

Where:
Players Club
13410 South Shore Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414

For Event Information, Sponsorship Packages and Tickets:
E-mail Liz@hhhusa.com or Tere@hhhusa.org
Or go to www.HHHUSA.org or click here.

Tickets for the event are $80 if purchased before February 20, 2014. Tickets at the door cost $100. There will be a buffet/carving station, and a cash bar at the event.

Media Contact: Kendall Bierer
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
phone 561.753.3389  fax 561.753.3386
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
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USET Foundation Hosts “Soirée du Cheval” to Benefit US Equestrian Teams at World Equestrian Games

Wellington, FL – December 4, 2013 – The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a World Equestrian Games benefit event on Friday, January 24, 2014 at The Pavilion at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. “Soirée du Cheval,” co-chaired by Bruce Duchossois, S. Tucker S. Johnson and Robin Parsky, will help raise funds for the USET Foundation to further support the United States Equestrian Team riders as they prepare to compete at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

This celebratory evening will include awarding two of the USET Foundation’s most coveted awards, the prestigious Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy and the Whitney Stone Cup, as well as the launch of its Campaign for Continuing Our Competitive Excellence.  Guests will enjoy cocktails at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 8:00 p.m., a live auction that will had guests enthusiastically bidding for some incredible items followed by dancing.

Mark your calendars and make your reservations to attend today! This wonderful evening is always a sell out and you do not want to miss this fun and important event recognizing the USET Foundation’s generous supporters and this country’s top athletes while continuing to raise funds for the 2014 World Equestrian Games. For further information, please contact: Nancy Little, USET Foundation (908) 234-1251, or nlittle@uset.org.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.

Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

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Parade of Breeds to Benefit the US Equine Rescue League

Sunday September 29, 2013
12 noon – 4 p.m.
Rosehill Stables
6623 Prospect Road
Monroe, NC

20-plus breeds of horses on display and parade!

12 noon – GATES OPEN
12-1 – tours of the brand new Inn at Rosehill
12-2 – LUNCH
– Concessions available. Come hungry – 100% of the proceeds from lunch benefit our horse rescue (vegetarian lunches available)
– Carriage Rides by Southern Breezes Carriages
– Great shopping from our amazing vendors
– Meet and greet with the horses and their owners, trainers and riders
1:30 p.m. – Stick horse races for the kids
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – THE PARADE of BREEDS (bring your own chairs!)
4:00 p.m. Silent Auction Ends and Raffle Items Awarded (must be present to win)
– No dogs please
– No umbrellas

We are requesting a $5 donation per group* and in return you will receive 5 raffle tickets.
(* group can be a family, group of friends or an individual) Additional raffle tickets will be available for $1 each

This event benefits the US Equine Rescue League – Central Piedmont Region. 100% of the money raised at this event goes directly toward the care of abandoned, neglected, starved, and abused horses right here in our community.

Akhal-Teke, Andalusian, Arabian, Belgian Draft Horse, Cleveland Bay, Fresian, Haflinger, Hanovarian, Lipizzaner, Mangalarga Marchador, Paso Fino, Quarter Horse, Rocky Mountain Horse, Shetland Pony, Tennessee Walker

For more information about the US Equine Rescue League, Central Piedmont Region, go to http://www.userl-nccp.org/.

Equine Advocates Awards Dinner & Charity Auction Brings Horse Welfare to the Forefront in Saratoga Springs

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable with Equine Advocates Founder Susan Wagner. Photos – Glenn Davenport.

Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco Honored

Saratoga Springs, NY. August 2, 2013 – Equine Advocates, a non-profit equine protection organization and sanctuary in Chatham, New York, hosted their twelfth annual benefit dinner on Thursday, August 1st at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco were honored for their work to ban horse slaughter and dedication to the protection of all equines. Saratoga’s Julie and Sonny Bonacio of Bonacio Construction presented Knowlton with the 2013 Safe Home Equine Protection Award. Assemblyman Tedisco was honored with the 2013 Ellen and Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award, presented by News10’s popular animal-loving Chief Meteorologist and host of “The Pet Connection” Steve Caporizzo and Herbert and Ellen Moelis, founders of Thoroughbred Charities of America.

“Our industry seems to be missing two words. Those words are ‘owner responsibility,’” said Herbert Moelis while presenting the award to Assemblyman Tedisco. “Fortunately we have two words added to our industry also. Those are ‘Equine Advocates.’”

Co-chaired by Julie Bonacio and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth, the theme for the evening was “New York, New York!” The night celebrated 150 years of racing in Saratoga, ten years since Funny Cide became the first NY-bred racehorse to win the Kentucky Derby, and 17 years of Equine Advocates rescuing horses in need. Cathy Grier, a.k.a. NYC Subway Girl, performed, and guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a delicious gourmet dinner provided by Mazzone Hospitality. Silent and live auctions raised money to support Equine Advocates’ mission to rescue horses from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Popular auction items included the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience for Four, the Harbour Town Golf Vacation for Six in Hilton Head, South Carolina, a Tiffany & Co. 18k white gold and diamond horseshoe pendant, an original painting of Funny Cide by Katie Upton, and more.

Ellen and Herbert Moelis, Assemblyman Tedisco, and Susan Wagner
Ellen and Herbert Moelis, Assemblyman Tedisco, and Susan Wagner

“We are thankful to everyone who helped make this year’s event so successful,” said Equine Advocates Founder and President Susan Wagner. “This was our twelfth annual benefit dinner and the twelfth one held in Saratoga Springs. We continue to host the event here each year because the town centers around horses, reflecting our shared dedication to and reverence of these inspirational animals.”

About Equine Advocates: Equine Advocates is a national, non-profit equine protection organization and sanctuary based in Chatham, NY.  Founded in 1996, Equine Advocates has helped and rescued thousands of equines from slaughter, abuse and neglect. The sanctuary is home to eighty-three remarkable equines, including horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. More information and the organization’s Open Day Schedule for visits can be found at www.equineadvocates.org.

Outback Steakhouse Dinner and Silent Auction Gala to Benefit the Hope Clinic Friday Night

Devin Ryan and No Worries sale over an oxer in the Olympic Grand Prix Stadium during the Atlanta Spring Classics. Flashpoint Photography.

Conyers, Georgia – Outback Steak House, proud sponsor of the Atlanta Summer Classics SM, will again be serving up its finest food for the Sixteenth Annual Hope Clinic’s Charity Dinner and Silent Auction.

Scheduled for Friday night, June 14 at 6 pm, the gala event will take place in the VIP tent overlooking the Olympic Grand Prix Stadium during the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.  The event was originally scheduled to take place during the Equitation Freestyle in the Walker Arena.  But due to a schedule change and the overwhelming popularity of the event, it needed to move locations in order to accommodate those who looked to attend and support the Hope Clinic.

Tickets are only $25.00 per person or $200.00 for a table of eight and can be purchased at the show office this week or on-line at www.hopeclinicgwinnett.info.  Silent auction items include paintings, photography, hand carved wooden bowls, crystal, pearls and vacation packages.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to support the Hope Clinic, please visit their website to learn how you can contribute to helping those in need.

So get your entries in today because you don’t want to miss the fun at the world class Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, for two weeks of non-stop show jumping action.  The venue offers the one of a kind Olympic feel and offers excellent stabling, arenas, footing and of course, award winning service found only with the Classic Company.  Stalls are wait-list for Week I, but there are a handful of stalls available for Week II if you act fast.  And make sure to catch the best of ringside action and reserve your VIP tables today.  There is no better deal on any circuit and cost only $300.00 a week for a table of eight.

Anyone who has shown with the Classic Company knows what sets them apart from the rest:  Classic Shows are FUN!  Complimentary exhibitor parties, luncheons, Saturday pizzas and the friendliest show management team anywhere work hard to make your showing experience the best.  Classic Company never charges an add or scratch fee for those last minute changes and there is no office fee added for credit card payments.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or novice looking for a positive show experience, look to the Classic Company shows and join them in Atlanta this summer.  The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States.  For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at classiccompany.com or call them at 843-768-5503.

All sponsorship, marketing and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Sponsorship, Marketing and Public Relations Director at classicsponsorship@gmail.com.  All program advertising should be directed to Nate Poliquin, Program Sales Representative at classicshowads@yahoo.com.

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Join Willie Nelson for Concert to Benefit Animal Welfare Institute and Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

Merchandise Partnership to Benefit the Animal Welfare Institute and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

Campaign to Kick Off with a Benefit “Family & Friends” All Star Concert at Hard Rock Times Square

100% of Ticket price will go to the Animal Welfare Institute and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

WHO: “The Family Nelson & Willie”, including Willie Nelson, Paula Nelson Band (Willie’s daughter), Raelyn Nelson Band (Willie’s granddaughter) Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, featuring Willie Nelson (Willie’s son), Insects Vs Robots (Micah Nelson, Willie’s son), Folk Uke (Amy Nelson, Willie’s daughter), Lechuza (Martha Jewell Fowler, Willie’s granddaughter) plus Toad The Wet Sprocket, Robert Randolph and Buddy Valastro, “The Cake Boss”

WHAT: Birthday event to feature four generations of the Nelson Family sharing the same stage for the first time ever. Event will also kick off the Hard Rock International “Artist Spotlight” Willie Nelson merchandise program, benefiting the Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute.

Carlo’s Bakery, setting of the hit TLC show Cake Boss, will be making a special birthday cake for the country legend and presenting it to him at the June 6th celebration.

WHERE: HARD ROCK CAFE NEW YORK, TIMES SQUARE

WHEN: JUNE 6, 2013
6pm – VIP Reception & Red Carpet Beginning
7pm – Event Begins

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TICKETS: 125 VIP tickets will be available for $80, and 200 will be made available for $40 through ticketweb.com. VIP tickets will include access to a pre-show VIP party and allow first access to the concert venue. 100% revenue will be split between the two charities, Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute.

For more information and for a link to post this to your Facebook and Twitter, click here.

Hope to see you there!

CHRIS HEYDE
Deputy Director
Government and Legal Affairs

ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE
900 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Saturday Night at Alltech National Horse Show Will Again Benefit USET Foundation

Photo: Bruce Duchossois.

Lexington, KY – May 20, 2013 – The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show announced today that for the third year in a row, the Saturday evening performance will benefit the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. During the Saturday evening performance, featuring the show’s main event, the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix, the horse show will share fifty percent of the night’s gate receipts with the USET Foundation.

The third edition of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, is scheduled for October 29 – November 3, 2013. The show will once again be held at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. For the second year in a row, the Alltech National Horse Show was named the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame’s Horse Show of the Year and was again named as one of NARG’s (North American Riders Group) top rated North American events.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international high performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. Its main tasks are to support athletes, promote international excellence and build for the future.

Bonnie Jenkins, Executive Director of the USET Foundation, spoke of the successful and important partnership. “We are so grateful to the Alltech National Horse Show for highlighting and supporting the important role of the USET Foundation. With so many riders who have represented the United States in Nations Cup competition, as well as the young up and coming talent that will be competing on Grand Prix night, makes it a perfect fit reflecting our core mission of supporting athletes, promoting international excellence and building for the future. Continuing the tradition and partnership of the USET and the National Horse Show is something we feel privileged and grateful to be part of and thank them for helping us achieve our mission,” she said.

“We are excited to continue the worthwhile tradition of the National Horse Show supporting the activities of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation,” said Mason Phelps, Jr., President of the National Horse Show Association. “The Alltech National Horse Show, for the past two years, was honored to make a major commitment to the USET Foundation. Those contributions last year were especially important for the team’s effort in London. Now it’s time to look ahead and with so many events and championships on the horizon, we are proud to once again reaffirm that commitment to the USET Foundation.”

“Saturday night at the Alltech National Horse Show has become a very important part of the USET Foundation’s fund raising efforts. We are grateful and appreciative to the Alltech National Horse Show for once again including us on Saturday night,” said USET Foundation Development Committee Co-Chairman Bruce Duchossois. “Each year the show has gotten better and better and now in its third year, all of us at the USET Foundation are honored to be a part of this great tradition again. We thank Alltech and the National Horse Show for their generosity.”

The 2013 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 29 – November 3, 2013, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour.

Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association’s primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities.

For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org.

About Alltech:
Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 31 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. With more than 2650 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press.

Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. For more information about these prestigious global championships, visit www.alltechfeiweg2014-normandy.com.

2013 Alltech National Horse Show Fast Facts

What:
The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 29 – November 3, 2013, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Parking:
The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHS.

Directions:
The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75.

Information:
Carolyn Vincent
National Horse Show
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548

Telephone:
Phone: (516) 484-1865
Fax: (516) 484-1982

Email:
NationalHS@aol.com

Website:
www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com

Shopping:
Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.

Additional Contacts:
Vendors – Matt Morrissey at Mmorri4398@aol.com or 941 915-3457
VIP Table Sales – Karen Lucca at kll@phelpsmediagroup.com or (561) 753-3389
Advertising – Deborah Darwin at needlepointfarm@aol.com or (561) 313-0384
Sponsorship:
Mason Phelps at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com or 561-753-3389
Susie Webb at webb_susie@yahoo.com or 301-520-6162
Christian Palmer at Christian@phelpsmediagroup.com or (612) 618-8216

Hotels:
CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) – 859 – 233-0512 – Approximately 4 miles
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT – 859 -977-5870 – Approximately 4 miles
FOUR POINTS SHERATON – 859-259-1311 – Approximately 4 miles
LA QUINTA – 859-231-7551 – Approximately 4 miles
KNIGHTS INN – 859-231-0232 – Approximately 4 miles
EMBASSY SUITES – 859-455-5000 – Approximately 4 miles
MARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE – 859-231-5100 – Approximately 4 miles
RESIDENCE INN – 859-231-6191 – Approximately 5 miles
COURTYARD BY MARRIOT – 859-253-4646 – Approximately 5 miles
HOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN – 502-570-0220 – Approximately 6 miles
RAMADA INN – 859-299-1261 – Approximately 6 miles
RED ROOF INN – 859-293-2626 – Approximately 6 miles
HAMPTON INN – 502-867-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
SUPER EIGHT – 502-863-4888 – Approximately 6 miles
MICROTEL INN & SUITES – 502-868-8000 – Approximately 6 miles

For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.com.

Management:
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC
P. O. Box 11428
Lexington, KY 40575-1428
859-233-0492 (phone)
859-233-0495 (fax)
email: hakshows@earthlink.net
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

Horse Show Secretary:
Cindy Bozan
859-233-0492
Email: secretary.nhs@aol.com

ALLTECH MEDIA CONTACT:

Elizabeth Adams
North America PR, Alltech
Alltech Corporate Headquarters
3031 Catnip Hill Pike
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
eadams@alltech.com
(859) 401-2964

ALLTECH NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT:

Re: News and Information:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

Re: Media Credentialing:

Classic Communications
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