August 4, 2011

Equine Advocates 10th Annual Awards Dinner & Charity Auction

You are invited to attend Equine Advocates star-studded 10th Annual Awards Dinner & Charity Auction on August 4th in Saratoga Springs, NY.

This year's event is being chaired by our 2010 Honoree, Bo Derek, and Saratoga's own, Julie Bonacio.  Also in attendance will be our 2009 Honoree, Bebe Neuwirth, who will present Richard L. Duchossois with The Ellen & Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award for Philanthropy. Ms. Derek will present the Bo Derek Award of Merit to Kent Desormeaux.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Equine Advocates'  Saratoga event and our 15th birthday!  Equine Advocates was founded in 1996.

Tickets are $250. Limited Front Tier Tickets are $500.  The evening includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction, sit-down gourmet dinner, Honoree Presentations and Live Auction.

Our Live Auction includes an amazing roster of gifts, trips and art.  Below is a list of just a few of the items that will be up for bid at our gala:

  • Breakfast at Tiffany for Four including a gorgeous Tiffany Diamond Horseshoe Pendant/Necklace
  • Zenyatta by Katie Upton, an original painting
  • 18 Karat Yellow Gold Snaffle Bit Necklace from the Cheval Collection by Roberto Coin from Frank Adams Jewelers
  • Waterford Carina Crystal Chandelier from Wolberg Electric
  • Horse Profile Necklace created by designer, Dennis de Jonghe.  Handcarved and cast in 14 karat yellow gold, enhanced with a handforged 14 karat Yellow Gold Chain
  • Classé Catering White Glove Dining Experience for Ten
  • Limited Edition Bronze Horse Sculpture by Peggy Kauffman
  • Four House Seats for a Broadway Show of the winner's choice, Dinner at Mortons, Four Field Level Box Seats for the Yankees vs Toronto on 9/4 and two rooms at the Sheraton Hotel in mid-town Manhattan
  • Framed Pastel Drawing by John Van Alstine titled "Tempered by Memory" of a 911 Memorial Sculpture he has created from steel from the World Trade Center for the Saratoga Springs City Center.  The sculpture will be unveiled on 9/11/11.
  • Toby Keith Concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on September 8th including a Meet & Greet

 Hope you too can come and join in the festivities.

Please call for tickets at 518-245-1599 or email

All funds raised will go toward our Equine Rescue, Sanctuary and Humane Education Programs.  If you are unable to attend, won't you please consider making a tax-deductible donation toward these vital programs?   Thank you!