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Spectacular Silent Auction Items at 2018 NEDA Fall Symposium with Charlotte Dujardin CBE
Proceeds from Autographed Charlotte Dujardin Painting and LM Custom Boots to Benefit NEDA and Brooke USA
(New England) - August 31, 2018 - As an added bonus to an already incredible event, two spectacular items will be offered via silent auction at the 2018 New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Symposium with Charlotte Dujardin CBE, October 13-14, at the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center in South Hadley, MA.
There will be a stunning originalpainting of Charlotte Dujardin and her triple Olympic Gold medal winning horse "Valegro" by popular artist Lisa Marie Bishop. The painting is a 24" x 24" acrylic on museum wrapped canvas and autographed by Charlotte! Proceeds from the painting will benefit both NEDA and Brooke USA, an organization that is close to the hearts of both Bishop and Dujardin. Bishop has historically donated works to raise funds for Brooke USA, while Dujardin has been a Global Ambassador of Brooke (international) since 2015. There will be notecards of the painting available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Brooke USA, as well as limited edition prints, numbered and signed by the artist. "I'm delighted to create and donate a painting for this year's NEDA Fall Symposium!" remarked Bishop. "I didn't even have to think about it - it was an immediate YES! "I'm a huge fan of Charlotte's. I mean really...who isn't?!" continued Bishop with a laugh. "NEDA is an amazing organization, with dedicated riders and owners, and Brooke USA is near and dear to my heart. It's the perfect trifecta for me and I'm thrilled to be part of it!"
Another fantastic item for the silent auction is a pair of LM Boots (La Mundial) riding boots. Valued at $1,000.00, the winner will be able to design and customize the boots of their dreams! LM Boots have been making superior quality hand-made boots since 1906 and have delivered to more than 1 million customers. For more information, visit http://www.lmboots.com.
"We are delighted to have two such fantastic items for our silent auction," said NEDA President Phyllis LeBlanc. "Whoever acquires either or both of them is going to be very fortunate indeed!" "We deeply appreciate the combined effort, talent, and generosity of NEDA, Charlotte Dujardin, and Lisa Marie Bishop in raising funds for Brooke USA at the Fall Symposium, so we can continue funding equine welfare programs around the world. Events like this are very important in improving the lives of animals and people in the developing world." said Emily Dulin, Executive Director of Brooke USA.
TicketsDon't miss out on this fantastic event with Charlotte! Tickets for Saturday, October 13th are sold out, but there are a few tickets remaining for Sunday, October 14, so don't wait or it will be too late! Visit https://www.neda.org/event/2018FallSymposiumand click on the 'Register' button to purchase tickets.
About Lisa Marie BishopCombining her two passions, horses and art, Bishop strives to capture the essence, energy, and power of horses onto canvas using mixed media, including oil and acrylic, by employing abstract strokes indicating movement and grace. Bishop's work, both equestrian and mainstream, graces the walls of Olympic riders and art collectors worldwide. Despite being diagnosed at 24 years-old with Stargardt's disease which has caused her to become legally blind, Bishop is a USDF Silver medalist and competing at the FEI level. For more information, visit https://lisamarieequestrianart.com.
About Brooke USABrooke USA (headquartered in Kentucky) and Brooke (headquartered in England) are international animal welfare charities that work hand-in-hand to raise funds to support a wide variety of programs for working horses, donkeys and mules to help them become (and remain) healthy and happy now and in the long-term. This also benefits the very poor families who depend on those animals to help them earn a living. For more information, visit https://www.brookeusa.org . Brooke is the official charity of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon in North Carolina. MediaSeating is limited for this event. For consideration please e-mail Nicole Graf at NorthRiverEquestrian@yahoo.com for a credential form.
About the New England Dressage AssociationNEDA is the United States Dressage Federation's (USDF) largest single-chapter Group Member Organization (GMO). NEDA offers its members top quality educational, competitive and scholarship opportunities. The mission of NEDA is to promote and support the Art and Sport of Dressage to the equestrian community for the purpose of fostering individual and collective growth by providing leadership, education, exhibitions, publications, competitions and to enhance greater public awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the discipline of Dressage. There are many membership options and NEDA welcomes all equine enthusiasts to participate or volunteer. NEDA belongs to USDF Region 8. For more information, visit www.neda.org. Photo credit: Lisa Marie Bishop. Photo may only be used in conjunction with this press release. High resolution image available upon request.