Starlight and Kirsten Coe Win the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix to Benefit The EQUUS Foundation
RELEASE: July 2, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Phelps Media Group
Kirsten Coe aboard Starlight, owned by Laura King-Kaplan, emerged victorious at the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix on Saturday, June 28, the culminating event of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport, CT. On hand to bestow The Callari Cup were George N. Venizelos of Wachovia Securities, LLC, the presenting sponsor of the grand prix, Claire Sussman and Catherine Herman, co-chairs of the show, along with Chairman Jenny Belknap and President Lynn Coakley of The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
Over 450 guests attended the EQUUS Benefit Grand Prix Luncheon, held in conjunction with the grand prix, and enjoyed a champagne reception, silent auction, and delicious buffet while watching 20 talented riders and horses performing at the highest level of competition. Over $225,000 was raised at the event thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
"We are indebted to the Fairfield County Hunt Club for allowing EQUUS to be its endorsed charity and to the hundreds of individuals and corporations who made donations this year. We are especially grateful to Horse Show Co-Chairs Catherine Herman and Claire Sussman", said Belknap.
For additional information, contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, (203) 259-1550, email@example.com
, or visit www.equusfoundation.org