What's Happenin'

A Sidelines blog

The Equestrian Aid Foundation Announces the 2012 Sidelines Annual Equestrian Tetrathlon

October 24, 2011 By: Erin Category: What's Happenin'

Wellington, Fl – October 24, 2011 – The Equestrian Aid Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 Sidelines Annual Equestrian Tetrathlon, Sunday, February 5, 2012. The second annual event will be held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida to benefit the Equestrian Aid Foundation. The event will feature the best of Palm Beach’s restaurant fare and cocktails as well as guest chefs preparing food that will entice your palette. The event will also include both live and silent auction items in tandem with exhilarating entertainment.

Bruce Duchossois and Scot Evans have dedicated their time as Co-chairs for the event to help raise awareness in the equestrian community and raise funds to assist those in need. The Tetrathlon will focus around a “Wild, Wild West” theme, the Gold Rush. The highlight of the evening will be the world-class horsemen and women in the greatest discipline switch to ever be anticipated. The four disciplines include dressage, reining, show jumping and polo.

“This is our major fundraiser for the year,” said Co-chair Duchossois. “This event brings all disciplines together to participate in the fundraiser and give back to the equestrian community.”

The Equestrian Aid Foundation has delivered financial assistance for medical, rehabilitation and other essential expenses – such as food and housing – to help their recipients cope through crisis and get back on their feet. Due to generous sponsors, the Equestrian Aid Foundation has been able to continue their kindness and provide a pledge for hope during demanding times.

“This event is close to the heart for me,” Duchossois explained. “I want to be able to help people in an unfortunate situation and help provide them with hope and financial stability during their medical time-of-need. It is a great cause and through sponsorships and donations, we have been able to provide a sense of faith.”

Sponsorships are available for the 2012 Sidelines Annual Equestrian Tetrathlon, and all donations help to accomplish the mission of the Equestrian Aid Foundation – to provide hope and financial assistance for those in the horse community suffering from catastrophic illnesses or injuries during their time of need.

The Equestrian Aids Foundation will also present the Luminary Award in its inaugural year. The award will honor Jane Forbes Clarke for her exceptional contributions to the equestrian community. Robert Dover and Sarah Willeman will also be acknowledged during the event for their continuing support of equine sports and the horse community.

Individual tickets are available for purchase at $175 per ticket. Special sponsorships are also available for guest gift bags, audio-visual, special event lighting, Tetrathlon signage and graphics, program and printing, special banners and advertising, as well as many more opportunities. For more information please contact Sponsorship Chair Monique Keitz at (303) 949-3033 or e-mail her at  sponsorship@equestrianaidfoundation.org.

For more information about the 2012 Sidelines Equestrian Tetrathlon visit  www.equestrianaidfoundation.org.