Bridgeport Hospital will be beneficiary of horse show

Preparing for the Terex Jumper Stake at the Fairfield County Hunt Club are (l-r) Raymond Condon, member of the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation board of trustees; Susan Warner of the Terex Corporation; and Christina Stanton and Smiles from the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Preparing for the Terex Jumper Stake at the Fairfield County Hunt Club are (l-r) Raymond Condon, member of the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation board of trustees; Susan Warner of the Terex Corporation; and Christina Stanton and Smiles from the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Bridgeport Hospital has been selected to be a first-time charitable beneficiary of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport June 16 – 20.

National and local equestrians of all ages will compete in over 250 classes at the show, which also includes social activities and shopping at the Paddock Boutique.

The show is the venue for a cocktail party hosted by the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Thursday, June 18, 4 to 8 p.m., that begins with the $7,500 Terex Jumper Stake at 4 pm involving elite riders from around the world. The cocktail party will be held in the newly renovated clubhouse.

The foundation’s new relationship with the Fairfield County Hunt Club was made possible by two of its trustees who are also hunt club members, Raymond Condon, senior vice president of Shenkman Capital Management, and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Stanton. Both are residents of the Southport section of Fairfield.

The United States Hunter Jumper Association voted the Fairfield County Hunt Club June show the Member’s Choice Horse Show for the third year in a row. The show is also recognized as a Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a horse show and a distinction reserved for horse shows not only dedicated to technical excellence but also philanthropy and community involvement.

The show is held on the grounds of the Fairfield County Hunt Club, 174 Long Lots Road, Westport, a landmark in Fairfield County since its establishment in 1923.

For information, call 203-384-3522 or visit http://foundation.bridgeporthospital.org/horseshow.

 

Amanda Cuda