Challenge of the Americas and Cunningham & Cunningham Team Up to Fight Breast Cancer

2012 Challenge of the Americas

Wellington, FL – February 13, 2013 – Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock, Inc., a livestock insurance company, has partnered with The Challenge of the Americas to help raise funds for breast cancer research.

The Challenge of the Americas returns for its 11th anniversary on Saturday, March 9 to continue its fight against breast cancer. Held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, this annual fundraiser is a one-of-a-kind affair highlighting the equestrian sport of dressage. Competing riders include the “Who’s Who” of top dressage riders in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe riding in team quadrilles.

Tom Cunningham of Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock insurance said the company has been a sponsor of the event from the beginning. “We’ve been doing this forever,” he said. “It’s a great cause and I enjoy watching the horses.”

The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by opening ceremonies. Reining cow horse champions Rick Steed and his brother Trevor will perform a reining exhibition and Olympians Debbie McDonald and Mason Phelps will come out of retirement for a special Pas de Deux. Then, the quadrille team challenge will pit teams of top dressage riders against each other as they perform intricate freestyle patterns to wow the crowd. After an award presentation, the Challenge Gala featuring dinner and dancing will cap off the event.

Cunningham said The Challenge of the Americas is always a fantastic event. “Who wouldn’t want to do this?” he asked. “It’s a great cause and I feel fortunate I can supply to them what they need for this event.”

Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock is a livestock insurance agency located in Harriman, NY. They have been serving the industry for over 35 years, while striving to provide the best insurance, answers and service to their customers. For more information, visit

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The Challenge of The Americas Fast Facts


The Challenge of The Americas (COTA), known throughout the equestrian world for its spectacular performances on horseback, returns for its 11th anniversary to continue its fight against breast cancer. This annual fundraiser is a one-of-a-kind affair that highlights the equestrian sport of dressage. Competing riders include the “Who’s Who” of top equestrian competitors in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.

There are few, if any, places throughout the world where an audience can delight in the performances of such a large and distinguished group of riders and their magnificent equine partners. The Challenge of The Americas’ teams of international riders compete in quadrilles to world-class music and choreography in an effort to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through Play for P.I.N.K.


Saturday, March 9, 2013
5:30 p.m.        Cocktails and hors d’Oeuvres
6:15 p.m.        Opening Ceremonies
6:25 p.m.        Reining Freestyles and Pas de Deux
6:45 p.m.        Quadrille Team Challenge
7:30 p.m.        Award Presentation
7:45 p.m.        The Challenge Gala: Dinner and Dancing


Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
West Palm Beach, Florida

Back on Track Products
Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock, Inc.
International Polo Club Palm Beach
Merrill Lynch, The Seley Parker Group
Purina Mills
Red Barn Feed & Supply
SSG Gloves
Steed Training
United States Dressage Federation
Wellington Classic Dressage

Ticket Information:

Mary Ross
8067 Montserrat Place
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 433-0988
(561) 251-7945

Ticket prices:

VIP Tables of 8:
Gold Patron               $6,500 per table
Silver Patron              $4,500 per table
Bronze Patron            $2,000 per table

VIP Individual Seating:
Competition and Gala (includes dinner and dancing)       $250 per person
Competition (includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)        $100 per person

General Admission seating $20 per person at the gate
Children 12 and under admitted free (General Admission)

News and Information:
Phelps Media Group
Sue Weakley
(561) 753-3389
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414



The Challenge of The Americas Beneficiaries:

Play for P.I.N.K.

Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer, by creating and promoting awareness of breast cancer through sporting and lifestyle events including men’s and women’s golf tournaments, tennis, swimming, card games, equestrian events, and shopping benefits.  Our commitment is to contribute 100% of all funds raised to our beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 2012, PFP donated $4 million to BCRF for a cumulative total of $29.75 million. For more information about PFP, visit


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation


Sue Weakley for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

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