WELLINGTON, FL - January 10, 2011 - Presented by Tiffany & Co. Palm Beach Gardens, the Equestrian Idol "All Stars" Musical Cabaret on Friday, February 4, 2011, promises the best in musical entertainment and cuisine for the equestrian and local residents in Wellington and Palm Beach County.
For this fifth year of the event, the past four Idol winners, Taylor Blauweiss, Ki-Juan Minors, Jen White Kane and Brian Lookabill, will pair up with new performers in a musical cabaret, guaranteed to energize the audience even more than in the past years. Taylor Blauweiss, the first "Equestrian Idol" will pair up with Hillary Dobbs; Ki-Juan Minors, winning in 2008, will pair up with Teaghan James and Robert Orthwein; 2009 winner Jen White Kane will pair up with Diana Bricker and Jenna Wyatt; and the reining 2010 winner Brian Lookabill will pair up with Casey Hodges and Lou Galterio.
New this year, the performers represent the three disciplines competing at the highest levels of the equestrian sport in Wellington - dressage, polo and show jumping. The competition will be fierce for past performers, Dianna Bricker, Hillary Dobbs, and Casey Hodges, along with new performer, Teaghan James, representing the show jumping/hunter equestrian community. Jenna Wyatt is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) bronze, silver and gold medalist, currently competing at the Grand Prix level. She is also a singer/songwriter, host of "Dressage Under the Stars" and regularly sings the national Anthem at major sporting events, including the Winter Equestrian Festival and the International Polo Club while wintering in Wellington.
Robert Orthwein is a three-goal polo player who competes at the International Polo Club Palm Beach and is based out of the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee, FL. The Orthwein family has been playing polo for three generations and has been intimately involved in developing polo in south Florida. Robert will be sharing his unique talent of rapping - also known as emceeing - with the guests at the Equestrian Idol event.
Quickly becoming a well known vocalist throughout the state of Florida, and self-described "Equestrian Enthusiast", Lou Galterio will bring his love for Romantic Crooning and the "Sinatra-style" into the fold to vie for the top honor of 2011 Equestrian Idol.
Casual chic will be the attire for this fun-filled evening, which will be the first event to be held in the "new" Grande Pavilion at the International Polo Club Palm Beach and will showcase cutting edge culinary catering trends and the latest in food styling of the new International Polo Club Catering Company.
In addition to Title Sponsor Tiffany & Co. Palm Beach Gardens and Co-Chairs Catherine Herman and Patricia Keenan, the Honorary Committee guest list includes Dr. & Mrs. Vincent J. Abbatiello, Patricia Adikes-Hill, Bobbie Braun, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Carpenter, Flavia Callari, Mr. & Mrs. Lou Dobbs, Mr. & Mrs. William Dollard, Mr. & Mrs. Luis Escobar, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Fadden, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Hall, Kris Kampsen & Alexandra Solimine, Emily Kannenstine, Marylou D'Addario Kennedy & Sean Kennedy, Mr. & Mrs. Regis Lippert, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Phillips, Dr. Denise Quirk, Kathryn Quirk, Esq., Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Soderlund, and Visse Wedell.
In order to raise funds, The EQUUS Foundation is seeking individuals and businesses throughout the equestrian and Palm Beach communities to assist with their gracious generosity. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tables of eight are available as follows: Gold: $5,000, Silver: $3,200 and Bronze: $2,400. Individual seats are $150 per person.
For additional information on The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., visit the EQUUS website at www.equusfoundation.org or contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., telephone (203) 259-1550, email email@example.com.
Jenna Wyatt (pictured) will perform with Taylor Blauweiss, Diana Bricker, Hillary Dobbs, Lou Galterio, Casey Hodges, Teaghan James, Jen White Kane, Brian Lookabill, Ki-Juan Minors, and Robert Orthwein at the 2011 Equestrian Idol Musical Cabaret on February 4 in Wellington.