The first annual Kentucky Derby Day event will be held on May 3, 2014, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm on the Bridle Ridge Acres campus in Hillsboro, Missouri.
The proceeds will all go to the development of the Bridle Ridge Equine Learning Center, A Project Worth Investing Time and Resources
This property is a Jefferson County icon. People have loved seeing horses jumping and playing in the rings or in the pasture behind the white fences near the crystal clear pond. Children in nearby school classrooms have often gotten in trouble for daydreaming as they looked across the fields instead of at their books. What a joy this sight is to all who pass. COMTREA is committed to its retention, renovation and protection. In addition to that, we also know that there is now an opportunity to make these 45 acres a destination site and therapeutic campus. The Bridle Ridge Equine Learning Center will work with children, returning veterans, victims of PTSD, and others—based on ability to pay.
Big Hat contests; Semi-formal/costumes; Mint Juleps and other refreshments; Southern cooking; Beautiful hats; Horse shoe pitching; FUN; Great music; “The race;” “Southern Hospitality;” Auction items; meet new people; FRIENDS; wonderful; conversation will be available!
On the day of the event, a packet with the guests’ respective names will be handed to the guest upon arrival. In this packet will be found:
2 tokens exchangeable for alcoholic drinks or horse race tickets.
1 ticket for the horse race (the actual horses will each have a derby hat/receptacle/bowl in which the guests can vote for the winner. After the race a drawing will be held from the winner’s bowl and a VERY nice gift be received.
1 ticket for the horseshoe game (five throws to get the best score); a throw-off will be held if no clear winner is found. Guests may purchase additional attempts for $5 per attempt.
A Kentucky Derby/Equine related trivia contest questionnaire. Those who have the highest correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize.
A program for the day.
Information about Bridle Ridge Equine Learning Center.
A name badge for them to fill out (first name only).
The donation for the event is $100 per person.
Reservations can be made by:
- Purchase on-line at COMTREA under the Events link.
- Send or drop off the payment and names (with e-mail addresses) to Sandra at the Anderson Building in Arnold (21 Municipal Drive, Arnold, MO 63010). Once received, Sandra will e-mail confirmation to the guest.
- COMTREA employees qualify for a 25% reduction and may opt for payroll deduction and contact Sandra to have this accomplished. Once Sandra has this complete, she will send an e-mail confirmation to the employee.