Equestrian followers — and even those that know nothing about horse using — gathered at Equest Farm in New Orleans Metropolis Park for the 13th annual “Tails however no Black Tie” profit.
The occasion is exclusive as a result of it’s each a fundraiser — proceeds profit Equest Farm — and a contest: USEF Champion Jumpers and World Class riders competed for $10,000 in prize cash in a Grand Prix.
Earlier than the competitors, attendees might view the horses and go to with riders and, for some, the VIP Grandstand was the place to be with a pre-cocktail reception, meals courtesy of the Lake Home Restaurant, open bar, leisure and the public sale, which featured a rug from NOLA Rugs. The Grand Prix Calcutta additionally had company wagering on which riders and horses would win. Holly Shepherd using Manchester received first place and second place using Ashland.
Grandstand company on April 21 included Metropolis Park’s John Hopper, Julie LaCour, Natalie Weiss, Britton and Sheila Sanderford with daughter Shelby Sanderford who received the Calcutta, Daybreak and Jason Anuszkiewicz, Mackenzie Dessens, Scott Dessens, Carol Dessens, Nancy Hunt, Barbara Arras, Paula Dickey and Richard Gill, Joanna Deal, Aryelle Stafford, Daybreak and Charlie Doucet, Samantha and Jeffrey Winders, Judy and Mel Kossover, and Lila, Clark and Jonathan and Coen Kramer.
The household of Equest Farm Director Leslie Kramer, the Brupbachers, have donated $50,000 towards the 2018 Capital Enchancment Venture for the stables from their Benjamin Simon Brupbacher Jr. and Lois Weil Brupbacher Charitable Basis. Kramer took over Equest Farm in March 2000, and he or she co-owns it along with her sisters, Mary Antonini and Ellen Addison, who attended the occasion, in addition to different relations Lois Brupbacher, Chris Brupbacher and Neci Brupbacher.
Equest is scheduled this summer time to go to Lexington, Kentucky, for the Bluegrass Competition Horse Present with new coach Meghan Felts.
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