‘Jump for the Children’ benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center . . . Welcome to the 30th Anniversary of a great horse of top AA Hunters and Grand Prix Jumpers and the 30th year of our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the children at Duke Children’s Hospital!! As the longest running fundraiser for Duke Children’s, ‘Jump for the Children’ has raised over $1.6 million for Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center since the show’s beginning in 1984.
We have so many to thank for 30 years of a horse show that continues to believe in “Making Miracle Happen for the Children”!! We thank the founder of the show, Pat LaFevers Holsten, and our many sponsors, friends and committee members who have been with us through the years. The 2013 ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show will be a show that thanks and recognizes so many for their work and commitment!!
The 2013 ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Show will be the best ever!! We are honored to host the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Dr. Betsee Parker & Huntland, as our Feature Class on Friday, just following the Duke Stick Horse Race!! We welcome great hunters, their riders and owners, as they show in the inaugural USHJA International Hunter Derby at ‘Jump for the Children’. And, a big thanks to Dr. Betsee Parker and Huntland for their sponsorship!!
We thank our hunter and jumper exhibitors and trainers who put the Duke show on their fall calendar each year. As in the 2012 show, we will offer more prize money in the AA hunters as well as the USHJA Pre-Green Hunter Incentive Stake Classes!! And, more “Good News”!! The Welcome Jumper Stake, the Feature Class on Thursday, will offer more prize money – $10,000!! And, not to be missed, is the ‘Jump for the Children’ Leadline Class, our future equestrians, followed by the thrilling $30,000 Duke Children’s Grand Prix on Saturday evening!!
Thank you for your continued support of ‘Jump for the Children’ and Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. Please take a few minutes to read Jack’s story on the inside front cover, “A Heart to Care – A Duke Children’s Patient Story”. Stories like Jack’s are the driving force, the passion, behind our continued commitment to Duke Children’s. We truly know that ‘Jump for the Children’ is not just another horse show, but a horse show that makes a difference!!
Visit our new website www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on the horse show!
Joan MacNair Petty, Chairman
Bridget Gibbons MacNair, Co-Chairman
Glenn & Joan Petty, Triangle Farms, Inc.
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