Tal­is­man Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing to host Derby event

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GRA­SONVILLE — On May 6, Tal­is­man Farm in Gra­sonville will again be the scene for mint juleps and broad­brimmed ladies’ hats as guests view the fastest two min­utes in sports, the 144th Run for the Roses, the Ken­tucky Derby. The pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Tal­is­man Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing pro­gram.

While still held on the decades old farm, the venue this year will be the Green Arena, an en­closed area near the barn. Guests will valet their cars in front of the barn, walk past the stalls, and pick up a mint julep on their way into the arena. Th­ese Ken­tuck­ian’s-for-aDay will then en­joy drinks and hors d’oeu­vres while they en­joy the mag­nif­i­cent view of the wa­ter and watch TTR’s riders demon­strate their equine skills.

The bour­bon tast­ing tent will be con­ve­niently placed so guests can en­joy the TTR riders and a new part of the pro­gram this year, horse soc­cer. Domino, a Paso Fino pony owned and trained by lo­cal artist and horse­man Jonathan Shaw, will try to find a wor­thy op­po­nent to en­gage in a game of horse soc­cer.

“We are so ex­cited and hon­ored to have Mr. Shaw and his beau­ti­ful Pa­sos share in the day’s event,” said Anne Joyner, founder and CEO of Tal­is­man Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing Inc. “Th­ese re­gal an­i­mals are as tal­ented and smart as they are beau­ti­ful.”

A dis­play of silent auc­tion items and the live broad­cast of the Ken­tucky Derby will con­clude the pre-din­ner events. Din­ner and a live auc­tion will con­clude the day’s pro­gram.

The event is May 6 be­gin­ning at 4:30 at Tal­is­man Farm on Perry Cor­ner Road in Gra­sonville. The ticket price is $90 per per­son and in­cludes valet park­ing, mint juleps, bour­bon tast­ing, hors d’oeu­vres, din­ner, and silent and live auc­tions. Tick­ets are avail­able on at www. tal­is­man­ther­a­peu­ti­crid­ing. org or by call­ing 443-239-9400.

PHOTO BY DAVID GOD­FREY

The Derby Day event could not be com­plete with­out a Tal­is­man Ther­a­peu­tic Rid­ing par­tic­i­pant.

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