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SKYY Spirits Gears Up to Support 2008 EQUUS Equestrian Idol on February 9th

WESTPORT, CT - January 19, 2008 - SKYY Spirits is pleased to support The EQUUS Foundation and will host the open bar at the upcoming EQUUS Equestrian Idol Musical Talent Show sponsored by Newman's Own on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. SKYY will feature its award-winning portfolio of luxury brands including The Glenrothes Select Reserve Scotch, Cabo Wabo Silver Tequila, Flor De Cana Rum,and its well-known SKYY Vodka. Visit http://www.SKYY.com for information on the SKYY story.

The celebrity lineup includes Robert "Ryan Seacrest" Dover, as Emcee and judges, Mason "Simon Cowell" Phelps, Susie "Paula Abdul" Schoellkopf, and Mark "Randy Jackson" Leone. Returning performers Heather Caristo, Patricia Griffith, Brian Lookabill, and Ki-Juan Minors will battle it out with newcomers Mary Charette, Casey Hodges, and Chad Watridge to claim the title of Equestrian Idol.

The event will feature a "Join the Judges" Auction where one lucky member of the audience with the highest bid will "Join the Judges" to select the finalists and also join the Audience Voting Panel, new for 2008. "The competition was so fierce in 2007, we decided to create an opportunity for the audience to decide on the 2008 winner", said Lynn Coakley, Event Co-Chair and President of The EQUUS Foundation, Inc. "Members of the audience with the highest bids will join the Audience Voting Panel and select this year's Equestrian Idol."

Taylor Blauweiss, winner of the 2007 Equestrian Idol honors, will open the fun-filled evening to raise funds for The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established to raise public awareness of the valuable role horses play in society. EQUUS accomplishes its mission through education and the award of grants to charities that use the horse to benefit the public, promote horse welfare, and elevate the equestrian sport.

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 six are available as follows: Gold: $5,000, Silver: $3,500 and Bronze: $2,500. Individual seats are $250 per person.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., by mail at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, by phone at (203) 259-1550, by email at equusfoundation@aol.com, or visit the EQUUS website at http://www.equusfoundation.org.

 

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