Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy birthday Horsemart!

The Horsemart Team: (L to R) Georgie, Tracy P, Jane, Sarah E, Sarah W, Laura, Sam P, Tim, Tracey L, Sam K, Di & Steph
On Thursday we had our 10th birthday party at Hickstead, held in a rather swish suite overlooking the arena.

We invited lots of our lovely clients along to help us celebrate, and were joined by special guest, Olympic showjumper Ben Maher!

Ben & Sarah E

It was a brilliant night - starting at Pimms o'clock it led on to scrumptious food, speeches from Sarah W and Ben Maher, a splendid charity auction, enthusiastic dancing to a terrific live band, and an enormous cake.

During the auction guests bid on, amongst other things, a showjumping lesson with Ben Maher, a dressage lesson with Hannah Esberger-Shepherd, a holiday by the sea and a private polo lesson. All the lots proved popular and it was most exciting, if a little nerve-wracking, watching everyone bid.

Sarah W & Horsemart founder, Dom Booth, cut the Horsemart birthday cake

Through the auction and our collection buckets (which we rattled unceremoniously beneath people's noses) we raised over £1,300 for our chosen charity, the Hope in the Valley RDA. We couldn't be more thrilled about how generous people were, and would like to say a big thank you to all those who offered lots, and everyone who bid for them.

Here's to the next 10 years of Horsemart!