Hats and horses to help boost Trust

| 13/03/2014

(CNS): With so much of its own land coming under direct threat at the moment, the National Trust more than ever will need to boost its financial coffers to help it fight harder to protect significant natural, cultural and historical property. As a result, the annual fundraising Gala on Saturday 29 March will be even more important, but with the help of the local Equestrian Center, this year’s “Hatitude” will be like the Kentucky Derby or Royal Ascot. The first of its kind in Cayman, guests will be treated to live show jumping and dressage parade by students from the center in addition to the regular line up of entertainment.

A live auction, virtual horse racing, cigar rolling, and wine tasting while the champagne flows accompanied with plenty of gourmet delicacies should keep guests in good spirits  and a live band will set the tone for dancing into the evening with a top DJ.

Tickets are $150 available at the Trust Office and corporate tables are being offered at the discounted price of $140 per ticket and VIP Cabanas for $200 per ticket (minimum of 10 tickets). NKY will be bringing in one of a kind Derby Hats and Fascinators to their store for ladies and men. Ticket holders will receive 10% discount off all hats. 

All proceeds of the fundraiser will go directly to the National Trust’s Education Programme which teaches thousands of students the importance of protecting our unique environment and preserving our rich history and culture.

For further details or ticket reservations email marketing@nationaltrust.org.ky call 749-1121 or see flyer poster below.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What an excellent idea and a nice change to the norm. Yes, indeed, Cayman should be extremely proud of its equestrians and its excellent Caymanian coaches who do us proud!  These children and adults are amazing to watch and have quietly achieved so much for Cayman.

  2. Anonymous says:

    OK. I will be there all dressed up to the nines in my hat and gloves!

    • Anonymous says:

      A commitment to the cause which is all the more impressive given that you are a man.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I some how doubt that anything put on will be even close to the Royal Ascot.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, yes, there is no horse track racing component, this is show jumping and dressage.  

      In other news, Cayman Dressage team wins 2014 Zone 10 World Dressage Challenge.  Zone 10 includes advanced particpants with incredible training facilities from Barbados, Bermuda, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago.  

      Truly an underdog acheivement, and something to be celebrated in our local media.  

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cayman should be very proud of its young equestrians who are now quietly competing and winning on the international circuit. Very glad to see an event that showcases their world-class skills and deservedly raises their profile, and for a great cause too.