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Howlin’ Hoedown 2014 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach

January 03, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, FL- December, 20, 2014- The Howlin’ Hoedown 2014 will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington from 6:30 p.m. ’til 11:00 p.m.  This event will offer guests a fun-filled, casual evening which will  include a silent auction, live auction, line-dancing, a DJ provided by Kenny Mondo playing country and Southern rock music, an Asado dinner catered by Aaron’s Catering and just a plain-old howlin’ good time!

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In the process, the event will be raising money to support A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue, a local non-profit, no-kill animal rescue that operates via a home fostering network, which is devoted to saving the lives of unwanted pets.  They provide a home and care for dogs and cats, until they are adopted into the right, “forever” home.

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Fast Facts:

Where: The International Polo Club Palm Beach

3667 120th Avenue S. Wellington, FL

When:    Saturday, January 25, 2014

 

Time:   6:30p.m. Cocktail Hour with Silent Auction will be followed by an Asado dinner catered by Aaron’s Catering, dancing to the sounds of a DJ spinning a variety of country and Southern rock favorites, country line dancing, live auction and a plain-old howlin’ good time!

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Thank You to the Following Sponsors of the

Howlin’ Hoedown 2014

“Big Dog” Collie Sponsor – Animal Hospital of the Palm Beaches, Brad Moe, DVM

 

“Big Dog” Jack Russell Sponsor-VanKampen Boyer Molinari Charitable Foundation

 

Aaron’s Catering of the Palm Beaches, International Polo Club Palm Beach Catering

www.aarons-catering.com

 

Kilkenny Insurance – Equine and Farm Insurance, Michael Whitlow

 

Lorrie Browne Interiors

www.lb-interiors.com

 

Barron and Kogan CPAs, P.A.

www.barronkogan.com

 

Merial/Heartguard and MWI Veterinary Supply Company

www.merial.com

 

Phelps Media Group

www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

 

For Event Information, Sponsorship Packages and Tickets:

Call (561)714-0887, email maureenbgross@gmail.com

Or go to www.ASecondChanceRescue.org/Hoedown2014

$125 Individual Ticket (per person) includes 2-hour open bar and an Asado dinner created by Aaron’s Catering. Event also features silent auction, live auction, dancing to the sounds of a DJ spinning a variety of country and Southern rock favorites, country line dancing, plus a photo booth.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

“THE BIG DOGS”

 

GREAT DANE SPONSOR: $5,000 (10 tickets)

Includes 10 complimentary tickets to Howlin’ Hoedown 2014, premier reserved seating for a table of ten, company name/logo displayed on reserved table sign, company banner displayed at Howlin’ Hoedown 2014, recognition as Great Dane Sponsor in all printed materials, press releases, email blasts, posters/invitations and on A Second Chance Puppies and Kitten Rescue website. (subject to deadlines)

 

COLLIE SPONSOR: $3,000 (6 tickets)

Includes 6 complimentary tickets to Howlin’ Hoedown 2014, premier reserved seating for six guests at a table of ten, company name/logo displayed on reserved table sign, company banner displayed at Howlin’ Hoedown 2014, recognized as Collie Sponsor in all printed materials, press releases, email blasts, poster/invitations and on A Second Chance Puppies and Kitten Rescue website. (subject to deadlines)

 

JACK RUSSELL SPONSOR: $2,500 (4 tickets)

Includes 4 complimentary tickets to Howlin’ Hoedown 2014, premier reserved seating for four guests at a table of ten, company name/logo displayed on reserved table sign, company banner displayed at Howlin’ Hoedown 2014, recognized as Jack Russell Sponsor in all printed materials, press releases, email blasts, poster/invitations and on A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens website. (subject to deadlines)

 

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

FULL TABLE SPONSOR: $2,000

Includes 10 reserved complimentary tickets to Howlin’ Hoedown 2014 and company name/logo on reserved table sign.

 

HALF TABLE SPONSOR: $1,250

Includes 6 reserved complimentary tickets to Howlin’ Hoedown 2014 and company name/logo on reserved table sign.

 

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR: $750

Sponsor’s name/logo displayed as PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR at Howlin’ Hoedown 2014

 

Many other sponsorship options; call for details-(561)715-0887 or email maureenbgross@gmail.com.

Harry & Snowman: Help the Story of the ‘$80 Champion’ Become a Documentary Film

June 25, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

West Palm Beach, FL – June 24, 2013 – The story of Harry de Leyer and Snowman is one that will be forever remembered in the hearts and minds of those who knew the “eighty-dollar champion.”

 

“Man O’ War? Secretariat?

Great they were, and are. But my heart belongs to Snowman…”

-CHICAGO TRIBUNE on June 18th, 1973

 

De Leyer & Snowman were the Cinderella story of late 1950’s and 1960’s. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for $80. In less than two years after his rescue, they were the national show jumping champions and had become national celebrities.

 

Now, thanks to Docutainment Films, director Ron Davis and producer Karin Offield, de Leyer and Snowman’s remarkable saga will be forever commemorated in the documentary, Harry & Snowman.

 

In the documentary, scheduled to be complete in late 2013, de Leyer and Snowman’s heartfelt story will unfold through the fitting combination of present-day footage of Harry and archival footage from back in the day.

 

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“Harry & Snowman is not a niche movie about the world of show-jumping. It’s a movie about a wonderful human-interest story that will appeal to the masses the way that both Seabiscuit and Secretariat have in the past,” Davis said.

 

“Horses are fascinating creatures, beautiful and entertaining,” Offield commented. “When the story of Snowman and Harry de Leyer is told on film the viewers will be amazed. It’s a perfect story.”

 

In order to create the archival aspect of the film, Docutainment Films is seeking help from the equestrian world to help locate old film footage, stills and newspaper or magazine articles from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970′, which will be included in the film. Please visit www.harryandsnowman.com for a complete list of what information the filmmakers are seeking and how you can help, as well as a trailer for the film.

 

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Harry & Snowman caught the attention of Documentary Educational Resources, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to furthering the development of documentaries. The organization has stepped up to sponsor the film by allowing interested individuals to make tax-deductible donations toward its creation. Davis encourages those who love de Leyer, Snowman or the story to get involved and be a part of it’s development. All donors and contributors will be listed in the closing credits of the film and on the movie website.

 

Ron Davis is an award winning documentary Director and Producer who assembles Emmy® and OSCAR® nominated teams to develop and produce his films. His first feature documentary, PAGEANT, went on to garner 10 major film festival awards before premiering on The Sundance Channel in 2010. Davis recently completed his first HBO Documentary Film, MISS YOU CAN DO IT, which he directed and produced. MISS YOU CAN DO IT premiers Monday June 24,on HBO 9PM/8C.

 

To support the film visit the Documentary Educational Resources website at www.der.org/donate/#harry-and-snowman. For more information regarding this Docutainment Films ( www.docutainmentfilms.com) documentary or to send footage or stills for the film, please contact Ron Davis at ron@docutainmentfilms.com or 561-228-8885.

 

Photo Credit: Harry deLeyer jumps Snowman without reins. Photo by LIFE magazine.

Photo Credit: Harry deLeyer jumps Snowman without reins. Photo by LIFE magazine.

  

This photograph may only be used in relation to this Phelps Media Group press release. 

Harry & Snowman: Help the Story of the ‘$80 Champion’ Become a Documentary Film

February 26, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

West Palm Beach, FL – February 6, 2013 – The story of Harry de Leyer and Snowman is one that will be forever remembered in the hearts and minds of those who knew the “eighty-dollar champion.”

 

“Man O’ War? Secretariat?

Great they were, and are. But my heart belongs to Snowman…”

-CHICAGO TRIBUNE on June 18th, 1973

De Leyer & Snowman were the Cinderella story of late 1950’s and 1960’s. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for $80. In less than two years after his rescue, they were the national show jumping champions and had become national celebrities.

 

Now, thanks to Docutainment Films, director Ron Davis and producer Karin Offield, de Leyer and Snowman’s remarkable saga will be forever commemorated in the documentary, Harry & Snowman.

In the documentary, scheduled to be complete in late 2013, de Leyer and Snowman’s heartfelt story will unfold through the fitting combination of present-day footage of Harry and archival footage from back in the day.
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“Harry & Snowman is not a niche movie about the world of show-jumping. It’s a movie about a wonderful human-interest story that will appeal to the masses the way that both Seabiscuit and Secretariat have in the past,” Davis said.

 

“Horses are fascinating creatures, beautiful and entertaining,” Offield commented. “When the story of Snowman and Harry de Leyer is told on film the viewers will be amazed. It’s a perfect story.”
In order to create the archival aspect of the film, Docutainment Films is seeking help from the equestrian world to help locate old film footage, stills and newspaper or magazine articles from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970′, which will be included in the film. Please visit www.harryandsnowman.com for a complete list of what information the filmmakers are seeking and how you can help, as well as a trailer for the film.

 

snowman2

 

Harry & Snowman caught the attention of Documentary Educational Resources, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to furthering the development of documentaries. The organization has stepped up to sponsor the film by allowing interested individuals to make tax-deductible donations toward its creation. Davis encourages those who love de Leyer, Snowman or the story to get involved and be a part of it’s development. All donors and contributors will be listed in the closing credits of the film and on the movie website.

 

Ron Davis is an award winning documentary Director and Producer who assembles Emmy® and OSCAR® nominated teams to develop and produce his films. His first feature documentary, PAGEANT, went on to garner 10 major film festival awards before premiering on The Sundance Channel in 2010. Davis recently completed his first HBO Documentary Film, MISS YOU CAN DO IT, which he directed and produced. The film is scheduled for release this year. Docutainment Films, based in West Palm Beach, FL, is currently in development on several feature length and short documentaries.

 

To support the film visit the Documentary Educational Resources website at www.der.org/donate/#harry-and-snowman. For more information regarding this Docutainment Films ( www.docutainmentfilms.com) documentary or to send footage or stills for the film, please contact Ron Davis at ron@docutainmentfilms.com or 561-228-8885.

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Photo Credit: Harry de Leyer jumps Snowman without reins. Photo by LIFE magazine.