SUCCEED and Wellington Classic Dressage Present USET Foundation Holiday Gala Fundraiser

October 13, 2009 Off By Roberta Johnston

SUCCEEDR and Wellington Classic Dressage Present USET Foundation Holiday Gala Fundraiser

SUCCEEDR and Wellington Classic Dressage will be hosting an exciting Holiday Gala Fundraiser on December 11 & 12, 2009, to benefit the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation. The gala will feature some of the biggest names in the equestrian world from a unique combination of disciplines, all coming together for a good cause and some holiday fun. In addition to raising money for the USET Foundation and supporting the future of the equestrian sport, the Holiday Gala will also help families in need during the holiday season by collecting donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve charity Toys for Tots.

Held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, the USET Holiday Gala Fundraiser will be an equestrian event like none other. The gala will feature a combination of clinics, fun demonstrations, team competitions, and many holiday surprises from some of the top horses and riders in the country. The list of equestrians scheduled to attend includes Steffen Peters, the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup and CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival Dressage Champion; Dressage Olympian Courtney King-Dye; Pan Am Games Gold Medalist Pierre St. Jacques; Dressage riders and trainers; Reese Koffler-Stanfield, Kim Gentry and Stephan Kiesewetter. Also included will be Eventing Olympic Medalists David & Karen O’Connor; 2008 U.S. Olympic Eventing Silver Medalist Gina Miles; Canadian Eventing Olympians Hawley Bennett and Samantha St. Jacques; Eventer and trainer Cathy Wieschhoff; Show jumper Kate Levy; U.S. Four-in-Hand Driving Champion Chester Weber; “The Man Who Listens to Horses” trainer and best-selling author Monty Roberts; Equestrian Sports Psychologist Jeanne Lambrecht; Best-selling author Tami Hoag; and AQHA champion and trainer Lynn Palm. Several other top names are expected to take part and will soon finalize their plans.

“This USET Holiday Fundraising event is what I look forward to as the culmination of my three month, five country, Willing Partners Tour,” stated world-renowned author, trainer and horse communicator Monty Roberts. “When my friends at SUCCEEDR approached me months ago to participate, they didn’t have to say anything more than “it’s for the kids and for the horses.” I look forward to riding with some of the best horsemen in the world!”

Gina Miles, a rider and trainer well loved in the world of eventing is looking forward to being involved with such a great cause as well. Miles noted, “I am really excited to be participating in what will be a fun event that will promote the sport and entertain the fan base. This event is a chance to help the USET fund gold medal winning teams for the 2010 World Equestrian Games and I hope everyone will join us in Florida to support this.”

Along with the exciting equestrian performances, the Holiday Gala will feature a catered VIP dinner and bar along with a fundraising auction featuring many one-of-a-kind high dollar items. SUCCEEDR are currently seeking donations to both the live auction and silent auction. If you would like to make a product or service donation please visit the following link to download a donation form: The Jim Brandon Equestrian Center will also host a special shopping village, featuring Wellington’s favorite vendors, which is perfect for any last minute holiday shopping.

Tickets for the USET Holiday Gala Fundraiser are on sale now. Ticket pricing will be $175 for VIP seating per night (if VIP seating is purchased for both nights the price will be $275 for the ticket) and $30 for preferred seating (per night). There will be no discount for purchasing preferred seating for two nights.

More information and new announcements will follow on this exciting Wellington event. For further information, please visit and to purchase tickets, please contact 561-227-1525 or email . Inquiries to this email address should include “USET Fundraiser” in the subject line. Please note that participants and events are subject to change.

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The United States Equestrian Team Foundation ( ) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

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