ASPCA Equine Fund to hold inaugural Family Luncheon
The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
Florida September 19, 2003 The American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (the ASPCA)
has announced that it will hold its first, annual Family Luncheon
at the The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington on Sunday,
February 1, 2004 beginning at noon. The event will benefit the
ASPCAs Equine Fund.
Luncheon will take place during the first grand prix of The 2004
Winter Equestrian Festival. The Festival, heading into its 32nd
year, is the preeminent U. S. horse show for the equestrian disciplines
of hunters, jumpers and dressage. The Festival, which stays in
Wellington for eight weeks and then goes on to Tampa for the last
two weeks, brings over 4,000 horses and over 6,000 people to Palm
Luncheon guests will have the opportunity to sit ringside over
lunch for premium viewing of the equestrian activities that will
take place in the adjacent International Arena. The highlight
of the afternoon will be The Wellington Classic Grand Prix, where
some of the worlds finest grand prix horses and riders will
jump over a truly breathtaking course of obstacles in hopes of
making it into the winners circle.
a Family Luncheon, children of all ages are welcome. There will
be a series of supervised, play activities and games for their
Luncheon will be chaired by Frances G. Scaife of Palm Beach, Leslie
M. Clarke of Wellington and William Secord of New York City. Ms.
Scaife is a well-known philanthropist. Mrs. Clarke is a prominent
owner of some of the top show hunters in the U. S., as well as
a recognized horticulturalist. Mr. Secord, a director of the ASPCA,
is a noted author and owner of the William Secord Gallery, Inc.
in New York City, which specializes in 19th century dog paintings.
ASPCAs Equine Funds mission is to protect horses from
cruelty and neglect. Areas of concern include urban carriage horses,
mares and foals used in the production of Premarin, show horses,
wild horses and horse slaughter. The Equine Fund has provided
support for a wide variety of efforts such as caring for abused
and neglected equines and aiding wild horses in adverse conditions.
to the Family Luncheon are $150 for adults and $50 for children.
Reserved tables of 6 are available from $1,000, depending upon
level of sponsorship.
more information or ticket reservations, call Arden Hess at the
ASPCA at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4652. Or, contact either Mason Phelps,
Jr. or Beverly Lake Wilkes of Phelps Wilkes & Associates,
Inc. at (561) 753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.