Fairy tale ending nets $150,000 for the George Snow Scholarship Fund at the 2016 Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments®.
Saturday, February 6th will be a day to remember for the George Snow Scholarship Fund. We were fortunate to have been one of 37 charities chosen to benefit from the proceeds of this year’s Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments® held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect to walk away with the top prize.
Spy Coast & Preston sponsored our team in addition to corporate sponsor Fidelity Investments®. The theme of the event was "Fairy Tale," and our three riders dressed the part of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Wendy from the famous children's story. Lindsay Tomeu (dressed as Wendy) jumped first at the 1.10m height with Bonapart, a 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding. Kaely Tomeu, (as Tinker Bell) was next riding Belle Bleu S, a 15-year-old Holsteiner mare. Shane Sweetnam, (as Peter Pan) anchored the team at the 1.30m level, flying through the course aboard Darero, an eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. Together, the horses and riders completed the fastest time of 89.55 seconds to win the top prize of $150,000 for the George Snow Scholarship Fund.
“First of all, we want to thank every rider that rode in this event,” Tim Snow stated. “With the conditions that we had with the rain, they really had a lot of heart, and they gave a lot to all the charities that are going to benefit from this event. It was an amazing night all the way around. When our team came out, we did not really know what to expect. We met our team earlier and they seemed very confident, so that felt good. But when they went out and they turned in the time that they did, which was so substantially under everybody else, we could not believe it. It was amazing. They are obviously a very talented team and they showed it tonight for sure.”
The George Snow Scholarship Fund wishes to thank our riders, team sponsors, the Bellissimo Family and everyone involved in this amazing event.
Fairy tales DO come true…..