William Secord Gallery to Host Cocktail Reception for The ASPCA Equine
Fund Family Luncheon
Wellington, Florida October 21, 2003 The William Secord
Gallery will host an invitation-only cocktail reception on Saturday,
November 1, 2003, from 6 pm to 8pm in honor of The First Annual
ASPCA Equine Fund Family Luncheon. The ASPCA is the acronym for
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The
William Secord Gallery, located at 52 East 76th Street in New York
City, is the only gallery of its kind in North America, specializing
in fine, 19th century dog and animal paintings and collectibles.
The timing and location of the cocktail reception is particularly
noteworthy in that The William Secord Gallery will then have on
display its first exhibition of 19th and early 20th century horse
paintings. Included in the exhibition will be works by Henry Alken,
John Ferneley, Benjamin Herring Sr., Mabel Hollams, Michael Lyne,
Edwin Megargee, Sir Alfred Munnings and Alexander Pope.
inaugural ASPCA Equine Fund Family Luncheon will take place at The
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida, on Sunday,
February 1, 2004, during the first grand prix of The 2004 Winter
Equestrian Festival. As the name implies, the Luncheon is being
held for the benefit of the ASPCAs Equine Fund. The event
will begin with cocktails at noon and a seated luncheon at 1pm.
Winter Equestrian Festival is the premier horse show in the United
States, attracting over 4,000 of the best horses in the world and
riders from over 25 countries for eight weeks of classes in the
equestrian disciplines of hunter/jumper, dressage and equitation.
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, featuring The Nutrena/Western
Hay Wellington Classic Grand Prix commencing at approximately 2pm.
a Family Luncheon, children of all ages are welcome. There will
be a series of supervised play and educational activities for their
entertainment, as well as a special childrens menu.
mission of the ASPCAs Equine Fund is to protect horses from
cruelty and neglect. The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866
and was the first humane organization established in the western
Luncheon is being chaired by Leslie M. Clarke of Wellington, Frances
G. Scaife of Palm Beach and New York City, and William Secord of
New York City. Mr. Secord is on The National Board of Directors
of the ASPCA.
to the Luncheon are $250 for adults and $50 for children under the
age of 13. Reserved tables of six are available for $1,500.
further information, contact The William Secord Gallery at (212)
249-0075. Or, contact Mason Phelps, Jr. or Beverly Lake Wilkes of
Phelps Wilkes & Associates, Inc. at (561) 753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.