ClipClopNYC Gala Benefit
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
We prefer checks and money orders!
Join us for a Gala Benefit in honor of Blue Star Equiculture, the official retirement home for the celebrated carriage horses of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City.
Blue Star Equiculture, a 501c3 charity, is one of the few draft horse rescues, retirement venues or sanctuaries who truly understand the soul of the working draft horse, and their respect for who our carriage horses really are is why we’re choosing to honor them with a Gala Benefit fundraiser to help them in their mission to help horses, humans, and Mother Earth. For more information about all the amazing work Blue Star Equiculture does, visit their website at www.equiculture.org.
This year our gala will be held at the famous Rosie O’Grady’s.
Tickets are $150 per person, and $75 of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible as a donation to Blue Star Equiculture.
Because it is much easier for us to accept checks and money orders, we would prefer those.
There are fees for accepting credit cards, and so we are requesting that those paying by credit card online absorb the cost, so that we can raise as much money as possible for Blue Star Equiculture's horses.
GALA BENEFIT MENU:
Butler-Style Passed Hors-D’Oeuvres
Mini “Jumbo Lump” Crab Cakes w/Lobster Sauce
Butterfly Fried Shrimp w/Hot & Sweet Sauce
Mini Cheeseburgers on Brioche
Irish Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel Toast Points
Chicken Satay w/Peanut Sauce
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Beef in Blanket
International Cheese Displays:
Featuring a Selection of Cheese, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Crudite,
Assorted Baguettes, Crackers & Various Dips
Marinated Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Peppers, Parma
Proscuitto, Salami, Pepperoni, Olives & Fresh Mozzarella
Four Hour Full Open Bar
NEW: Can't come to the Gala, but want to help support our efforts to raise money for Blue Star? Want to sponsor our event to help defray the costs, so that Blue Star gets as much money as possible for carriage horse retirement? Become a Gala Booster for $50 and we'll recognize you in our Gala program! (Note: Gala Boosters who attend the Gala need to purchase separate Gala tickets, too.)
When & Where
Horse and Carriage Association of New York City
The Horse and Carriage Association of New York City, Inc. is a non-profit organization chartered in 2000 to promote and protect New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, its horses and its history. Its members include medallion owners, stable owners, drivers, industry personnel and other supporters, giving a collective voice to the iconic horses and carriages of Central Park. The drivers, workers, and small businessmen of the Horse and Carriage Association are represented by Teamsters Local 553.
What is ClipClopNYC?
ClipClopNYC is a weekend to educate people about the carriage industry in New York City and celebrate our beloved horses at home in Manhattan! You’re invited to come to see the carriage industry in action March 22 – 24, 2013.
The idea for ClipClopNYC grew as a response to the rampant misinformation put forth by animal-rights anti-carriage-horse groups; equestrians, notably those on the Chronicle of the Horse forums, wanted to do something to 1) verify for themselves that the carriage horses of New York City receive excellent care and 2) serve as expert ambassadors to the rest of the public to teach them the truth about New York’s amazing working horses.
Horse people of all disciplines are invited to attend and get an opportunity to tour our stables and find out what it really takes to work with a horse in Central Park. The Horse and Carriage Association of New York City figures that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then being there and meeting our drivers, our vets and our farriers, our stable managers, and of course our horses is worth a million!