The Denim & Diamonds Gala Returns To Rave Reviews and A Staggering Turnout

Wellington, Florida – February 17, 2004 -- Resurrected after a four-year hiatus, The Denim & Diamonds Gala returned in all of its glory this past Sunday, February 15, 2004, at The South Florida Fairgrounds to over 2,000 ecstatic fans and a groundswell of enthusiastic praise. Last held in 2000, Denim & Diamonds is the largest, single fundraiser for The United States Equestrian Team (“USET”).

Chairmen Mason Phelps, Jr. and Beverly Lake Wilkes, motivated by overwhelming demand within the equestrian community, decided the time was right to bring back the event given the upcoming Athens Games and the USET's Olympic aspirations. During the Gala's successful, prior six-year run, Phelps and Wilkes raised over $1 million for the USET.

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