Ticket to Ride: Benefit Horse Show

July 20, 2013 | By

The 12th Annual Ticket to Ride Benefit Horse Show was held on June 19 – 21, 2013 at Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta, GA.  Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit organizations that provide support for battered women.

Published in Appen Media.  August 2013.  See story below.

CUMMING, Ga. — About $12,000 was raised to support local battered women’s shelters.

The Ticket to Ride Benefit Horse Show held July 19 through July 21 at Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta was a success, said the event’s organizers at Harry Norman, Realtors Forsyth/Lake Lanier office.

Harry Norman’s staff worked with Black Horse Productions to put on Ticket to Ride, the largest show the company has ever seen.

With over 170 horses competing in the event, the show brought in over $12,000 that will now be donated to Hall County’s Gateway Domestic Violence Center, Forsyth County’s Family Haven and Dawson and Lumpkin County’s No One Alone Shelter.

The event was a Georgia Hunter Jumper Association and Southern Hunter Jumper of Georgia rated show and featured Double-Point and Money Prize Classics.

The show also had support from Campbell and Brannon, J. Bristow Anderson Attorney at Law, Hawk Ridge Farm, Black Horse Productions, Hidden Oaks Show Jumpers, Vemma, Jar-Ja-Q, NLB Studios, Creations Bakery, Publix, Bulldog Movers, Buckhead Movers and over 70 local businesses who donated items for the silent auction, which raised $5,000.

The event also featured several vendors, concessions, a 50/50 raffle, a cakes and crafts party for children and an exhibitor’s party where Nashville artist Penny Dale and Atlanta artist Jay Memory performed.

“Our role here is to support the show so that we can increase the income to benefit the homes for battered women. We feel that giving back to the community is something realtors should do,” said Robert Aiken, senior vice president and managing broker at Harry Norman.

Ticket to Ride was started in 2002 by Black Horse Productions.

Harry Norman has signed on as the main sponsor of future shows, too, Aiken said.

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