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Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon Supported by BLAK HORSE Fine Tack and Riding Apparel

Wellington, FL – January 31, 2007 – Prashant "Peter" Ramani is the owner of the new BLAK HORSE Tack Shop in Wellington. His store will supply many silent auction items for the Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon on March 24, 2007, at the Winter Equestrian Festival. The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon supports the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF), which is dedicated to helping all equestrians with illness or a catastrophic event in their time of need.

"I think that the Equestrian Aid Foundation is a very noble cause to be involved in," said Ramani. "I was raised to believe in helping people whenever I could. This is one way I can be involved with the equestrian community I love. It is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to serve people in the business that have unfortunate things happen to them."

Ramani donated a pair of JU-TEY Paddock boots and a pair of casual barn boots to the Celebrity Bartenders Party sponsored by Sidelines last month. His generous donations for the upcoming Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon include a VR Tack hunter/jumper Bridle with reins and a Figure 8 attachment, a pair of ladies JU-TEY full seat clarion dressage britches, a VR Tack Premium padded Dressage Bridle and a VR Tack Chukker "7" Polo Bridle Set including reins, a padded breast plate and polo martingale.

BLAK HORSE Tack Shop specializes in all tack and clothing for English Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, Polo, Thoroughbred Race Horses and all Western equipment. BLAK HORSE carries everything for the show, racing and back-yard horse in one shop. Ramani is the exclusive distributor in the USA for the India based JU-TEY Company. JU-TEY is a label that is very popular in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom.

BLAK HORSE has just opened on Fairlane Farms Road, next to Idlewild Furnishing, Inc., in Wellington. Prior to the opening, Ramani sold his tack products from his website, http://www.vrtack.com, to great success. BLAK HORSE products are still available easily online.

VR Tack, (his entrepreneur father’s initials) is a family owned and run business specializing in a one-on-one relationship with the equine customer. "Every customer is a one–on-one business relationship [that] I intend to build in this community," Ramani emphatically added.

The promotional advertisement attached to this press release will give customers a 20% discount off of select items at BLAK HORSE Tack Shop.

The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ on March 24, 2007, has become the premier equestrian and social event during the Winter Equestrian Festival. It hosts some of the most successful equestrians in the world, including past Olympians, and it is appropriate for spectators of all ages. If you are interested in joining the cause, please call the EAF offices at 1-800-792-6068.



2007 SIDELINES EQUESTRIAN TRIATHLON™ FAST FACTS

Event: Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ – March 24, 2007

Where: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Grand Prix Field.

What: The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ raises money for Equestrian Aid, a foundation dedicated to helping all equestrians in their time of need. Last year’s event raised over $100,000. With the continued support of established sponsors and the addition of some new faces, we hope to raise this number significantly each season.

Highlights: There will be four teams with three top equestrian athletes, each comprised of one polo player, one dressage rider, and one jumper rider. The competition is run in three phases, and the expert of each sport does not compete in his specialty.

The Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has been a positive influence in our community and has forged some very solid friendships and created appreciation for horses and riders across the borders of the jumper, dressage and polo worlds.

General Information:

The 8th Annual Sidelines Equestrian Triathlon™ has become the premier equestrian and social event during the early months of the Winter Equestrian Festival. It hosts some of the most successful equestrians in the world, including past Olympians, and is appropriate for spectators of all ages. The social scene is always in high gear at this unique venue. This year the featured VIP tent will be sponsored by LaPeche Café and Catering with over two hundred attendees expected.

Hours:

1:00 p.m. Gate opens

2:00 PB Sheriffs Posse Parade with all riders and horses

2:15 Dressage tests to music

(8 riders at 3 minutes)

2:45 Jumpers (60 second rounds)

(8 riders at 2-3 minutes)

3:15 Polo (4 chukkers at 5 minutes)

5:00 Awards presentation in VIP tent

5:30 Live Rider Auction

(Silent Auction throughout the day)

6:00 LaPeche Café and Catering dinner served in the VIP tent

General Admission: $10.00 Grandstand seating

Tickets may only be purchased by calling the EAF offices 1-800-792-6068 or purchased at the event.

VIP Seating: Dinner and cocktails are served on Saturday during and after the competition. Individual seats can be purchased for $175.00 in the VIP tent, which includes the live auction and dinner.

VIP Tables: VIP Tables (seats 8) in the front row are $1,200.00. Second row tables are $1,000.00, and third row are $900.00. Tickets are available by calling the EAF offices at 1-800-792-6068.

Parking: Free

Great Event – Great Cause – Great Time!

Put us on your calendar and call for reservations 1-800-792-6068



Photo Credit: BLAK HORSE promotional advertisement.

 

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