The 6th Annual Preakness Party, to benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, will be held at the Middleburg Community Center on May 21 at 4:30pm. Ms. Sue Jones will chair the event. The Honorary Chair is Andy, one of the most honored therapy horses in the nation, and he will be in attendance weather permitting.
Jones stated, “Loudoun Therapeutic Riding changes lives everyday with ground-breaking programs for those with special needs, including autism, physical and emotional disabilities, and catastrophic illness or injuries. It is my honor to chair this fun, festive event which helps to fund the great work done by LTR.” The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in the storied Triple Crown of horse racing, will be telecast live at the event. There will be fabulous company, great food, themed beverages, silent and live auctions, horse sponsorship opportunities, a best hat contest, and a chance to meet, greet and take a selfie with Andy, one of Loudoun Therapeutic Riding’s very special equine partners. Andy has recently been inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, and last year received the prestigious Klinger award. Both honors recognize his unique contributions to his community as a therapy pony.
Although it is unlikely that Andy will participate in the best hat contest, he has asked to be permitted to join in the judging. He thinks his taste is impeccable, and asks for only one nibble at each hat. The Preakness Party is a wonderful chance to enjoy the race without battling the crowds at the Pimlico Race Track, and while supporting the work of one of Loudoun’s most impactful non-profit organizations. For tickets or to donate, visit www.ltrf.org.