Funds raised from the event will support the preparation and participation of the U.S. equestrian teams for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
On the heels of exceptional performances from U.S. equestrian teams and athletes at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation will host an extraordinary benefit event on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Five Rings Farm in Wellington, Florida. The “Victory in Versailles” gala will raise critical funds to support the U.S. equestrian teams that are headed for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, France.
“We are so thrilled to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic benefit event, ‘Victory in Versailles,’” said Bonnie Jenkins, Executive Director, USET Foundation. “The United States is home to some of the most committed and talented equestrian athletes in the world, and we’re very fortunate to be able to cheer them on as they compete on the greatest international stages. Now, our athletes’ many years of hard work will culminate in representing our country on the most impressive stage of all — the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We’re incredibly grateful to our dedicated friends and donors that help these Olympic and Paralympic dreams become reality.
“The ‘Victory in Versailles’ gala will be a celebratory fundraising event crucial to ensuring our athletes have a world-class program leading up to the Games and a performance-enhancing environment in Versailles, where the equestrian events are hosted, that will help our teams bring home Olympic and Paralympic medals,” continued Jenkins.
“Victory in Versailles” will be hosted by honorary chairmen Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen, as well as several discipline chairmen, an athlete host committee, and benefit committee members. The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. The evening will continue with the keynote program, a live auction, and live entertainment from The Legends of the Voice, a premier band comprising vocal performances from the stars of NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” sponsored by HUB Private Client.
The gala will also include the presentation of the USET Foundation’s most prestigious annual awards, including the R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award, given to a USET Foundation Trustee as a way to pay homage to the late Mr. Duchossois’ leadership, generosity, and outstanding character; the Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy, given to a young rider who exemplifies both horsemanship and sportsmanship; and the Whitney Stone Cup, awarded to an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in competition and high standards of sportsmanlike conduct.
Interested individuals are encouraged to purchase tickets and tables as early as possible and no later than Friday, January 5, 2024, as “Victory in Versailles” is expected to sell out.
Tables and reserved seating are available on a first come, first served basis.
For additional information on “Victory in Versailles” and to purchase a table or ticket in support of the USET Foundation and the U.S. Equestrian athletes headed to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, click the button below or visit USET.org/paris-2024-olympic-gala/.