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
Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised more than $425 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In 2012-2013, BCRF grants will be supporting 197 dedicated researchers at major medical institutions across the globe. If not for BCRF, many facts about the genetic basis of breast cancer would not be known, the link between exercise, nutrition and breast cancer risk would not be established, and the rate of mortalities would not continue its downward curve. BCRF-funded scientists are responsible for these and many other critical achievements. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
Play for P.I.N.K.
Play for P.I.N.K.® (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to fight breast cancer, by creating and promoting awareness of breast cancer through sporting and lifestyle events including men's and women's golf tournaments, tennis, swimming, card games, equestrian events, and shopping benefits. Our commitment is to contribute 100% of all funds raised to our beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. In 2012, PFP donated $4 million to BCRF for a cumulative total of $29.75 million. For more information about PFP, visit www.playforpink.org.
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 complete 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