“Prancing With the Stars” Raises $280,000 For USA Dressage

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Jane Forbes Clark with Betsy Juliano at the "Prancing With the Stars" USA dressage fund raiser. Jane, an owner and supporter of American horse sports, then went to the nearby jumping to watch Olymic gold medalist Ben Maher ride her Urico to victory. © 2014 SusanJStickle.com
Jane Forbes Clark with Betsy Juliano at the “Prancing With the Stars” USA dressage fund raiser. Jane, an owner and supporter of American horse sports, then went to the nearby jumping to watch Olymic gold medalist Ben Maher ride her Urico to victory. © 2014 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 16, 2014–“Prancing With the Stars” benefit organized by United States Chef d”Equipe Robert Dover raised about $280,000 to support the American dressage team campaign for the World Equstrian Games in Normandy, France in August.

Some of America’s top riders, owners, judges and supporters joined in the gala dinner and auction at the Global Dressage Festival to help make up a shortfall in funding of U.S. international dressage programs.

One of the highlights was an auction of for time with personalities in which Katherine Bateson-Chandler was auctioned twice for a total of $17,000.

Among yung American stars at the fund raiser were Bebe Davis and Ayden Uhlir. © 2014 SusanJStickle.com
Among yung American stars at the fund raiser were Bebe Davis and Ayden Uhlir. © 2014 SusanJStickle.com

A second fund raiser is being planned for the United States selection trials at Gladstone, New Jersey in mid-June.