Brewster, NY – May 16, 2012 - Nearly 70 guests enjoyed a premium view of the $25,000 New York Welcome Stake during a Grand Prix Luncheon hosted by Georgina Bloomberg and Pegasus Therapeutic Riding at Old Salem Farm on Friday, May 11.
Sponsored in part by Ariat, WAG magazine and Gentle Goodbye, the luncheon included a live-model fashion exhibition by J.McLaughlin, a viewing of the St. Petersburg Collection’s new Carousel Egg by Theo Fabergé, and artist Marcia Spivak’s elegant metal equine sculptures.
Bloomberg first partnered with Pegasus in 2010 via her charitable venture, The Rider’s Closet, which is managed by Pegasus staff and volunteers. Founded in 2006, Bloomberg’s program provides quality donated equestrian apparel to therapeutic riding programs, pony clubs, intercollegiate riding programs and riders who are in need. A PATH International Premier Accredited Center, Pegasus offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people with special needs at five chapters in New York and Connecticut.
Proceeds from the Grand Prix Luncheon will benefit both The Rider’s Closet and Pegasus. In addition, Russ Oliveri of RVO Construction built and donated a custom-designed wooden display to showcase Rider’s Closet merchandise at horse shows and other events.
Further information about The Rider’s Closet and Pegasus is available at www.pegasustr.org .