Saturday, March 8, 2008

Benefit Raffle A Success!

I was thrilled with the results of the raffle! We raised $1,145.00 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern & Central Florida. In the cover letter to them, I suggested sending a horse loving kid to an equestrian summer camp. Maybe they can send two kids!

These photos were taken that day. The one on the left shows some of the winners with Tracy Bartko (black coat) the leading Grand Prix rider of the HITS Ocala 2007 season.

The other one features two trick horse trainers: Denise Hopkins with Cleve on the left and Carole Fletcher with Hercules. They entertained the families during Kids Day at HITS just before the Raffle drawing. Both are in my Beloved Sport Horses book and they had autographed their chapters along with a dozen riders for the special edition books in the Gift Bags raffled off.

It was wonderful having so much enthusiatic support - even some of my family from the east coast of Florida came by to visit and help!

Many thanks to all!

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