Talisman Therapeutic Riding plans Derby Day fundraiser
GRASONVILLE — Talisman Therapeutic Riding will combine beauty, culture, tradition and, of course, a Run for the Roses this Derby Day at its fifth annual benefit party on May 7.
Visitors will be treated to a trip back in time as they enter the beautiful, historic Manor House, dating back to 1934 the year Calvalcade and jockey Mack Garner won the big race. Ladies dressed in finely adorned hats and gentlemen in seersucker suits can sip mint juleps while they soak in the old time atmosphere in the library, the ballroom and the gentleman’s bar. “Cally Ho,” the 215-year-old leather horse, will also be on hand, lending a bit of local history to the Grasonville event.
Talisman riders will show off their skills and techniques in an afternoon demonstration on the grounds of the picturesque horse farm, nestled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore along the Chesapeake Bay.
Items like a unique sterling silver and onyx bracelet and a day with rare Paso Fino horses will be available at a live auction. A silent auction will offer many luxury items, tours and overnight adventures.
And of course, with all bets placed, the Kentucky Derby race will commence precisely at 6:34 p.m.
Doors open at 4 and tickets can be purchased by calling the farm office at 443-239-9400 or at www.talismantherapeuticriding.org.
Talisman Therapeutic Riding provides a unique form of healing through the use of horses and nature. The herd of six shares nurturing bonds with children, families and veterans, which improve people’s lives and help to soothe those with physical and emotional needs. TTR provides more than 3,200 lessons annually.
Cally Ho, the 215-year-old leather horse, will be on hand for Talisman Therapeutic Riding’s Derby Day fundraiser.