June 27 and 28 are just around corner, which means it is time to start planning for the PVDA Ride for Life Licensed Show and Saturday evening Dancing Horse Challenge at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.
While you are waiting to hear Debbie McDonald speak at the Gala, ride for a great cause or watch Courtney King-Dye, Michael Barisone, Betsy Steiner and Cathy Morelli perform on Saturday’s Challenge, here is what you can do now…
Donate – Support The Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center and the PVDA Ride for Life, by clicking: http://www.pvdarideforlife.org/supporter_donations.asp
Buy Gala Tickets - You can sign up online through Paypal at www.pvdarideforlife.org/gala.asp or send a check payable to PVDA to: Jeannette Bair, at 6801 Dorsey Lane Woodbine, MD. 21279. All reservations must be made by June 19th. This event was sold out last year so do not wait and miss the opportunity for a great time and a unique chance to support breast cancer research through your donation. See below for more information.
Tell a friend… or 10! - Let everyone know that you support the PVDA Ride for Life and hope they will attend/support this event. www.pvdarideforlife.org and the IRide Million Hits Campaign at www.youtube.com/user/iride4L
Let everyone know about June 15-24 - Online auction of a Debbie McDonald clinic (full day!) to be held anywhere in the continental U.S. – Tell all of your friends in other GMOs and Regions. Visit www.pvdarideforlife.org for more information.
Donate to the Silent Auction - During the Saturday evening celebration, spectators will have the opportunity to bid on some amazing items offered in the Silent Auction. Don't be outbid on items such as lessons with top trainers, sports ticket packages, equine products, and original artwork. All of the proceeds from the Silent Auction are donated to the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Center and last year we raised more than $10,000 from the Silent Auction, alone! Ifyou have a product or service you can donate? Click here: http://www.pvdarideforlife.org/documents/supporterforms_auctiondonation.pdf and you will open the Silent Auction Donation Form that will guide you in donating an item.
Hang posters, solicit sponsors, encourage attendance and volunteer for the weekend… we need your help and want to hear from you today!
GALA: Don’t miss this year’s Gala where you will enter into the European city delight of Paris for a Parisian Masquerade – a Celebration of Life. Come and see the Eiffel Tower, the Moulin Rouge, stroll through the Trullieres Garden while listening to the strains for blues music provided by the Unruly Blues Band. Appetizers and cash bar will open at 6:15 p.m. so that you can get something to eat and drink to take to your seats in the VIP seating area to watch the fabulous Dancing Horse Challenge. Dinner will be served immediately following the show at 8:00. Food will remain available for a couple of hours so that everyone, including riders and coordinators for the evening event will not go hungry! The band will play and the bar will remain open until 11:30 p.m. Dancing is encouraged! We will also have a talk by our own Olympian, Debbie McDonald and plenty of opportunity to meet her throughout the event.
Dinner is a superb meal offering three entrees on our buffet; salmon filets, lemongrass beef and butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli. Wine will be served with dinner. Dress for the evening is black tie optional but of course any chosen wear is fine. We do encourage you to dress to the occasion in “masks” in the Masquerade Ball tradition. There will be prizes for best costume and mask.
Thank you in advance for your participation.