Naples, FL – Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC), a non-profit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-facilitated group services for children and adults with special needs and physical challenges, will host the Kentucky Derby Party on May 4th, 2019 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm under the covered arena at their campus located at 206 Ridge Drive in Naples.
NTRC’s wildly popular Kentucky Derby Party is back by popular demand after the charity took a few years off from hosting the annual fundraiser while completing a multimillion-dollar capital expansion. The event will be hosted at the newly expanded campus for the first time in the event’s history.
Event chairperson, Lee Pinto, said, “Having it at the NTRC campus will give attendees the chance to meet the horses who are the real heroes. My goal is to reignite people who used to be involved and introduce new people to the miracles that happen here.”
Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by catering sponsor, Shula’s, one complimentary drink ticket, and a cash bar. During the fundraiser attendees can bid on the winning horses. A 50/50 purse will go to the winner and prizes will be awarded to Place and Show winners. Guests are encouraged to dress the part with prizes going to the winners of the Best Hat category for the ladies and the Crazy Pants category for the gents.
Proceeds will help support NTRC’s therapeutic riding and equine-related group programs. Courtyard outdoor tickets are $75 per person, a limited number of indoor seating is available for $125 per person, and tables of eight are $1,000. There is also a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit NaplesTherapeuticRidingCenter.org or call 239-596-2988.