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Day of the African Equestrian Returns to North Carolina on October 19th in honor of equestrians of African ancestry active in national and international level...

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Day of the African Equestrian Returns to North Carolina on October 19th in honor of equestrians of African ancestry active in national and international level...

Time: October 16, 2019 at 6pm to October 20, 2019 at 7pm
Location: Harambee Farm
Street: Green Creek Township
City/Town: Polk County, North Carolina, USA.
Website or Map: http://www.sportsquestinterna…
Phone: 510-326-3522
Event Type: equestrian, benefited
Organized By: The AFRICAN CONNECTIONS Research and Education Fund, Inc.
Latest Activity: Jul 10

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The 2nd Annual Day of the African Equestrian (DOTAE) will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Harambee Farm – located in the Green Creek Township of Polk County, North Carolina, USA.

First presented in 2018 as a tribute to Africa based athletes competing in the FEI World Equestrian Games and to pioneering African-American horsemen (active pre-1975), the 2019 DOTAE gala will be staged as an adjunct to the CSI 5* (International Jumping Competition) scheduled for October 16 – 20 at the nearby Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). The Tryon tournament will include qualifying classes for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan).


Hosted by The AFRICAN CONNECTIONS Research and Education Fund, Inc. (ACREF), a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization, in association with SportsQuest International, LLC, the evening will honor equestrians of African ancestry active in national and international level pursuits since 1975 - including (but certainly not limited to): Marvin Brangman (Bermuda); Philesha Chandler (USA); Donna Marie Cheek (USA); Rogerio Clementino (Brazil); the late Sultan Darr (né Kevin Edwards - Bermuda and Brazil); Jefferson "Tot" Goodwin, MFH (USA); Thoroughbred Owner/Trainer Gaston Grant (USA); Tammy Greaves (United Kingdom); Julian Hyde (Jamaica); Paige Johnson (USA); Bassem Hassan Mohammed (Qatar); Nayel Nassar (Egypt); Abdelkebir Ouaddar (Morocco); Shayna Simon (USA); Mavis Spencer (USA) and Shepherd Zira (South Africa).

Guests at the soirée will feast upon a variety of treats inspired by the cuisines of North Africa and the Americas – expertly prepared by chefs from the renowned Hare and Hound Pub of Landrum, SC.

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Day of the African Equestrian gala will go on sale on Monday, July 8th and be available on-line through Brown Paper Tickets.com.

Sponsorship information is available on-line at:

http://www.sportsquestinternational.com/DOTAE/index.html#sponsorship

Proceeds from the 2018 Day of the African Equestrian benefited Africare and the Focus on Africa program at Merrill College (University of California, Santa Cruz).

DOTAE organizers have also unveiled long-range plans to stage the 2022 Day of the African Equestrian in Dakar, Senegal - during the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games (Dakar 2022). The games will be the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) event to be held on African soil. (READ MORE)


Image:

Sultan Darr, né Kevin Edwards (1964 – 2018), competed for Bermuda in the 1999 Pan American Games

Photo: Courtesy of EQUOESCOLA

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