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Everyone is a Winner at the Menlo Charity Horse Show Las Vegas Casino Night Gala

July 18, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Atherton, CA – July 16, 2018

Guests of the 48th Annual Menlo Charity Horse Show Gala will be treated to a Las Vegas Casino Night experience Friday, August 10th at 7pm at the exclusive Menlo Circus Club. The evening will begin with a seated alfresco dining experience followed by casino gaming, auction and live music.

Vista Center Fund-A-Need will benefit from both live and silent auctions kicking off the evening’s event. The entertainment will continue as the band entices couples to the dance floor and high rollers take their seats at the casino gaming tables. What could be better than spending an exciting night at the casino mingling with friends all in the name of charity? “Since 1987 MCHS has raised over $6,000,000 for Vista Center. Looking at it annually, the donations from the show represent about 10% of our operating budget. This operating budget allows Vista Center to maintain a headquarters in Palo Alto and directly serve it’s visually impaired community,” explains Pam Brandin, Executive Director, Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

“This year’s Gala will bring you all the excitement of Las Vegas. After dinner, guests will be welcomed into the clubhouse to try their hand with lady luck at the gaming tables. We have introduced a new ticket level for those who are interested in only attending our after dinner entertainment of casino gaming and dancing. Gaming and Entertainment only tickets will go on sale Monday, July 23rd” said Gala Chair Joanne Joye.

New for 2018, two ticket options will be available for this year’s event. The Gala Dinner and Evening Entertainment Ticket ($250) includes dinner, casino gaming tokens, live music and dancing. The Evening Entertainment Ticket ($125) includes casino gaming tokens, live music and dancing. The new Evening Entertainment ticket option will be available for purchase beginning Monday, July 23rd by contacting Gala@MenloCharityHorseShow.org, and may also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.

For additional information about the Gala, please contact Gala@MenloCharityHorseShow.org

Gala tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.menlocharityhorseshow.com/gala

The Gala evening is only one of the many events taking place at this years Menlo Charity Horse Show. The following calendar will provide assistance in planning your week of equestrian excellence.

SOCIAL & SHOW EVENT CALENDAR

*All class times are approximate and are subject to change

 

Wednesday, August 8th

TBD*           $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green 3’3″ Incentive Program Stake

TBD*           $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green 3′ Incentive Program Stake

TBD*           $1,000 Round Meadow Farm Pony Hunter Classic
Hunter Sand Arena

 

5:00 p.m.     Round Meadow Farm / Nicole Norris “Pizza Night”

Complimentary Amici pizza and salad served

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field

 

6:00 p.m.*   $2,000 Windy Hill Equestrians in Memory of Larry Mayfield 1.20m Horse & Hound Jumper Class

Polo Field Grass Jumper Ring

 

Thursday, August 9th

4:30 p.m.*   $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Presented by Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman

Polo Field Grass Hunter Ring

 

5:00 p.m.     The Cask Wine Bar Restaurant

Complimentary pasta & salad dinner

Beverages courtesy of Woodside Farm Vineyard, Gordon

Biersch Brewing Company and S. Martinelli & Company

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field

 

Friday, August 10th

5:00 p.m.     Village Pub & Saag’s Night Complimentary Dinner

Hospitality staff serving Village Pub’s Gazpacho Appetizer and Saag’s Sausages.

Beverages courtesy of Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., and S. Martinelli & Company

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field

 

6:00 p.m.*   $10,000 Rhys Vineyards 1.30m Ryman Memorial Speed Jumper Class

Polo Field Grass Jumper Ring

Reception hosted by AIG Private Client Group

Bearwallow Chardonnay courtesy of Rhys Vineyards

Sponsor Tent

 

 

 

7:00 p.m.     MENLO GALA

In celebration of Menlo’s 48th Anniversary

LAS VEGAS CASINO NIGHT

 

This year’s Friday evening Gala begins in the Clubhouse with cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres immediately following the Rhys Vineyards Ryman Memorial Speed Jumper Class.

 

Dine at the Club’s beautiful al fresco venue, followed by an evening of casino gaming, auction and live music.

 

Gala event check-in opens at the Clubhouse entrance at 5:30pm with complimentary valet parking.

 

Seating is limited, so make your reservations early.

www.menlocharityhorseshow.org/gala

 

Saturday, August 11th

TBD*           Lead Line Class (Afternoon)

Underwritten by Don DeFranco in memory of his beloved father, V. James DeFranco, M.D.

Hunter Sand Arena

 

5:00 p.m.     Complimentary BBQ Dinner courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Beverages courtesy of Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Drake’s Brewing Company, and S. Martinelli & Company

Outside west end of Sponsor Tent – Polo Field

 

6:00 p.m.* STEPHEN SILVER $40,000 GRAND PRIX

Polo Field Grass Jumper Ring

Reception hosted by NetJets

Complimentary wine courtesy of NetJets Vintner Circle Partner

Sponsor Tent

 

7:00 p.m.*   USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Southwest Regional Awards Presentation and Dinner

Reservations are required

Contact the Menlo Circus Club at: 650.322.4616

Menlo Circus Club

 

Sunday, August 12th

7:30 a.m.*    POLO FIELD GRASS JUMPER RING

$2,500 Rosewood Sand Hill 1.00m Children’s/Adult Amateur Low Jumper Classic

$5,000 Summerhouse Farm 1.10m Children’s High Jumper Classic

$5,000 ELLA in Town & Country Village 1.10m Adult Amateur High Jumper Classic

$7,500 Charlebois Farm  1.20m Junior/Amateur Owner Modified Jumper Classic

$7,500 KindredBio 1.30m Junior/Amateur Owner Low Jumper Classic

$7,500 ABC7 (KGO-TV) 1.40m Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic

 

7:30 a.m.*    POLO FIELD GRASS HUNTER RING

$2,500 Strideaway Farms / The Peterson Family 3’6” Junior Hunter Classic

$5,000 China Blue Farm Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter Classic

$2,500 Pacific Union 3’3” Junior Hunter Classic

$2,500 Matilda Nieri 3’3” Amateur Owner Low Hunter Classic

 

HUNTER SAND ARENA

$1,000 Peninsula Equine Medical Center Adult Amateur Hunter Classic

$1,000 “Trick or Treat” Children’s Hunter Classic

 

The Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 501(C)(3) organization recognized as a USEF Heritage Competition, benefits Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired by producing a premiere equestrian event while educating the community on the issues of the visually impaired.

 

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Menlo Charity Horse Show Announces Inaugural Live Broadcast by Horse Network

June 19, 2018 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

Atherton, CA – June 18, 2018

Menlo Charity Horse Show, a recipient of the US Equestrian Heritage Horse Show distinction, numerous National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Top 10 Horse Shows of the Year as well as a perennial favorite destination of the Equestrian Living Magazine Gold List readers announces that the 2018 horse show is a sell out.  Trainers wishing to  reserve a place on the waiting list for stalls should email Annette Longnecker, MCHS Head Show Secretary at annettel@ryegate.com 

Inaugural Three Ring Live Broadcast by Horse Network

Every class in all of the three show rings at Menlo Charity Horse Show (MCHS) will stream live and for free this year! MCHS events can be viewed at HorseNetwork.com/Live. Each day’s feature class will be available via Facebook Live on the pages of Horse Network and Menlo Charity Horse Show, where fans all over the world can watch together and weigh in on the Hunter/Jumper action as it happens at Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California. As an additional courtesy to competitors, Menlo Charity Horse Show is offering clips from every class in the Arena, Grass Hunter Field and Grass Jumper Ring online after each day’s competition, at no additional charge.

“We’re beyond thrilled to add Menlo Charity Horse Show to the Horse Network Live roster!” said Horse Network Editor in Chief, Carley Sparks. “MCHS has an esteemed 48 year history in horse sport and is a recognized USEF Heritage Competition. This year marks the first time this incredible event will be live streamed for horse sport fans. We can’t wait to show the world all that Menlo has to offer!”

The Menlo Charity Horse Show, a 501(C)(3) organization recognized as a USEF Heritage Competition, supports the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired by producing a premiere equestrian event while educating the community on the issues of the visually impaired.

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THE LINDSAY MAXWELL CHARITABLE FUND TOP SPONSOR OF 47th ANNUAL MENLO CHARITY HORSE SHOW

August 17, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

photo: Alden Corrigan Media

Proceeds from the Horse Show Were Raised for Vista Center for the Visually Impaired

 Menlo, Calif. August 16, 2017– The equestrian and surrounding Menlo Park communities gathered together for the Menlo Charity Horse Show Tuesday, August 8th through Sunday, August 13th, 2017. The event took place at the Menlo Circus Club.

The Menlo Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest and most recognized charity horse shows. Since its inception in 1970, the Menlo Charity Horse Show has focused its efforts on the legacy of philanthropy. Over the years, the Menlo Charity Horse Show has benefited many charitable partners, including Planned Parenthood and Amigos De Las Americas. This year, the Show’s charitable partner was the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Vista Center).

The week was filled with nightly events that combined the excitement of show jumping with the best of entertainment. One event that is unique to the Menlo Charity Horse Show is the annual gala. This year, the Friday night gala theme was “Jazzed Up-San Francisco Style,” featuring Grammy-winning vocal artist Dianne Schurr. All proceeds from the Gala were donated to the Vista Center.

photo: Alden Corrigan Media

“The Menlo Charity Horse Show is honored to partner with Lindsay and her Charitable Fund,” said Co-Chair of The Menlo Charity Horse Show, Suzanne Rischman. “The generous contribution of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund enables hundreds of clients of The Vista Center to receive services specifically tailored to their vision needs. We are grateful for the relationship and even more delighted that we can also support Vista while advancing our beautiful equestrian sport.”

Donated by Lindsay Maxwell in honor of her retired horse, Widget, The Widget Perpetual Trophy celebrates Widget’s retirement from competition. The Trophy goes to the highest scoring single round in the Junior Hunter or Amateur Owner Hunter divisions. This year’s recipient of The Widget Perpetual Trophy was Hunter Siebel, with a high score of 92 aboard her junior hunter Boss.

“The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is proud to support the Menlo Charity Horse Show,” said Lindsay Maxwell. “The Menlo Charity Horse Show is one of the highlights of the west coast equestrian schedule, and is a wonderful example of partnership between the local community, a world-class equestrian event, and its charitable partners.”

About The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund: The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is a private, charitable fund. It accepts grant proposals for the benefit of charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, exclusively from tax-exempt, charitable organizations. The issues where the Fund focuses its resources reflect Lindsay’s personal priorities and values: improving the lives of children with special needs; enabling access opportunities to education; and providing care, compassion, and protection to animals.