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Upcoming Event: The Charleston Cup Steeplechase November 9-11, 2012

Photo from the Charleston Cup 2011.  Photo Credit: Stephanie Smith

The next exquisite equestrian social event for the season in Charleston, South Carolina is almost here!  On Sunday November 11, 2012, the 19th running of the Charleston Cup Steeplechase is scheduled to take place at The Plantation at Stono Ferry.  Sanctioned by The National Steeplechase Association, the Charleston Cup has become one of the premier sporting events in the Carolina Lowcountry. This event brings spectators to experience traditional equestrian horse racing at its finest.

The race weekend kicks off with an elegant black-tie Race Ball on Friday where live music, excellent food and a special race preview will lead to an unforgettable night before the Cup.

Sunday Morning will kick off with the nation’s top riders, trainers, and owners as they prepare to compete for purses totalling $50,000.  Over 16,000 spectators will enjoy a full day of races that start at 9:00 am.  Attendees will arrive early with picnic baskets packed with everything from champagne and h’or doevres to fried chicken and cold beer.  A vendor village along with tailgating is in full swing around 12:00 P.M.

On Sunday morning, the real excitement begins as the nation’s top riders, trainers, and owners prepare to compete for purses totaling $50,000. Over 16,000 spectators will enjoy a full day at the races with exciting steeplechase and flat races. The gates open at 9:00 a.m., and attendees arrive early with their picnic baskets packed with everything from champagne and caviar to fried chicken and cold beer. A vendor village and tailgating are in full swing by the time the paddock call rolls around at 12:00 noon.

EquestrianStylist.com will be attending this well-recognized event and showcasing dashing derby inspired fashions from spectators to jockeys.  Whether you are an avid equestrian, horse lover, looking to entertain clients, or just looking for a fun and exhilirating time, this is sure an event not to be missed!  We hope to see you there!

The Hat Ladies at the Charleston Cup 2011. Photo by: Mary Wessner Photography

For more information on the event, or to buy tickets please visit: http://www.charlestoncup.net

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