USET Spring Soirèe and Summit Farm Create the Opportunity of a Lifetime for a Junior/Young Rider
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Summit Farm was happy to support the USET Foundation by bidding on a Debbie McDonald board and training package.
Photo: Team Summit Farm: left to right: Marya Jefferson, Aja Bell, Sarah Lockman, Gerry Ibanez, Cassie Frost, Lauren Bouwman, and Kelly Artz
Gerry Ibanez, owner of Summit Farm, won the package for a spectacular bid of over $40,000 and is deciding to give back and donate it to an upcoming talent – a junior or young rider.
The package with Debbie McDonald includes 1 month of training and board with Debbie, flight transportation for the horse (to and from), full care and use of the facility, and private living quarters for the rider with pool access. The rider will also have the opportunity to shadow Charlotte Bredahl during their downtime.
The USET Foundation hosted the Spring Soirèe to benefit athletes to ensure they continue to get the best coaching, veterinarian services, physiotherapists, and more. The festivities of the night, including silent and live auctions, supported the future of equestrian sports.
Ibanez’s generous bid and gracious donation will not only affect all riders as a part of the USET Foundation, but also greatly influence one lucky Junior/Young rider’s career.