DressageDaily/Equestrian Aid Foundation Palm Beach Dressage Derby Fundraiser 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tonight's the Night! Check out some of the great services and products we have to offer! We have over 50 items for bidding in our live and silent auction being held Thursday March 3, at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W/Y, DressageDaily’s 11th Annual Inspection Reception. will kick off the weekend with the third annual fundraiser and Live Auction for the Equestrian Aid Foundation from 5:30-8 PM with fine food underwritten by the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation featuring Chef Frederic Boyer catering this event to the theme of 1,001 Nights. With a special guest appearance by Courtney King Dye we will be joined by Master of Ceremonies announcer Brian O'Connor and auctioneer EAF co-founder Olympian Robert Dover will present a selection of amazing products and services provided by those in our industry, as well as a unique and exclusive collection of autographed celebrity items. Come to the IHS Beer Garden following the FEI Horse inspection and be prepared to bid high! Our organization is about “people helping horse people” and this year we need it more than ever. Let’s show the equine world what Dressage people can do for this organization.

This year’s fundraiser offers exciting products and services donated by members of our equestrian community, as well as the opportunity to bid on celebrity and sports memorabilia. There will be food and libation, generously underwritten by Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation. Admission is free, but we will have the EAF piggy bank at the food line for donations. Even if you are not planning on bidding and just coming for the free food and fun, our EAF team will be on hand to revieve your 501c3 tax deductible donation. Large or small, we need you help this year more than ever! Let’s show EAF what the Dressage world can do when it comes to helping their own, and you are getting great stuff too!

Before you make plans to ship north with Elite Horse Transportation, import a horse with HFR International Transport, order a Trilogy saddle, or buy products from popular companies, Back on Track, Success Equestrian.Be sure to review our list of donations by the people in our industry who share our passion for Dressage. And there is so much more! A breeding to our favorite, Elisabeth Austin's Olivier (by Idocus) , one month at Tuny Page’s Stillpoint Farm in Wellington, a case of the Dr. Marvin Hausman’s award winning Quailhurst Pinot Noir.

We also have selection of signed celebrity and sports memorabilia featuring a signed acoustic guitar by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones collage with signed CD's, and one of a kind sports collectables from Super Bowl Champions The Green Bay Packers. High end Italian Riding fashion by Allessandro Albanese will be modeled by Robert Dover, Amy Swerdlin and five other volunteers who will be parading auction items for bidding.

I would like to thank all those in our community who came forward and said yes to working with our EAF/PB Derby fundraiser in 2011. To the donors of our bid items, thank you. We are all in this together, and your support of EAF is all about people helping horse people. And to our committee, Sheryl Kursar, Janise Gray, Robert Ross, and my ever supportive husband JJ. Hathaway and life manager Tracey Scharf for helping this event to grow.

A special thank you goes to our bidders. There is something for everyone in this auction, from needed services and products we all use, to memorabilia for collectors. Check out our growing list and get ready to bid for a great foundation which really needs our support.

See you on Thursday, after the jog, and let’s party and do something great helping our fellow horse people who need us!

Stay tuned to DressageDaily as we feature each item leading up to our big night.