About “The Challenge of the Americas”
The Challenge of the Americas, known throughout the equestrian world for its spectacular performances on horseback, returns for its 12th Anniversary to continue its fight against breast cancer. This annual fundraiser is a one-of-a-kind affaire that highlights the equestrian sports of Dressage and Polo. Competing riders include the "Who's Who" of the top equestrian competitors in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
The Challenge of the Americas, having evolved over the past 12 years from an afternoon dressage exhibition/luncheon in 2002, has grown into an under-the-lights international equestrian extravaganza & Gala. Its success and continued growth is due to its partnership in the fight against breast cancer, as well as its unique and highly entertaining format that includes not only the excitement of polo but the elegance of the musical freestyle quadrille forever to be recognized as "dancing for women around the world".
There are few, if any, places throughout the globe where an audience can delight in the performances of such a large and distinguished group of riders and their magnificent partners. It is a truly spectacular event to be enjoyed by all.
The Challenge Beneficiary
THE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year, BCRF is investing $58.6 million in research, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis, to support more than 220 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 12 times since 2002. For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.
Play for P.I.N.K.
Play for P.I.N.K.®, (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, Knowledge) is a 501 (c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer through lifestyle and sporting events. Our commitment is to contribute 100% of all proceeds to our sole beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® in order to fund the world’s top researchers. In 2014, PFP donated $4.5 million to BCRF for a cumulative total of $38.5 million. For more information, visit www.playforpink.org
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The Challenge Gala
The Challenge Gala, an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, will get underway immediately following the “The Challenge of the Americas” competition. An awards presentation will be featured and guests will have the chance to meet and socialize with riders and judges.
Individual ticket price for the evening festivities (Competition and Gala) is $250. Tables of 10 are available for $2,500 to $6,500 per table. Contact Mary Ross at (561) 433-0988 for tickets. This ticket price includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with dinner and dancing. Complimentary wine will be served throughout the evening.
The Challenge Location
The Challenge of the Americas will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2015, at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida, the home of the winter equestrian season in North America. Each winter approximately 5,000 horses and 7000 riders, trainers and grooms arrive in the area to compete in Dressage, Hunter, Jumping and Polo competitions held from December through March.
Save The Date!
Friday, March 20, 2015
& join us for the exciting Challenge of the Americas!
8067 Montserrat Place
Wellington, FL 33414