Wellington, FL – Dec. 27, 2016 – American Equestrians Got Talent is the brainchild of Robert Dover, chef d'equipe of the U.S. Dressage Team, to help fund USEF High Performance Programs through the USET Foundation. Dover envisioned an inclusive and fun way to showcase the talents of the entire horse community while raising much-needed funds for the sport.
AEGT audition events are held for nine weeks during the winter equestrian season in Wellington, culminating in the Finale to name America’s Most Talented Equestrian. Everyone is welcome to compete, includingprofessional and amateur competitors, owners, riders, grooms, stable managers, working students and anyone involved in any equestrian discipline.
In 2015 and 2016, AEGT was a resounding success. The 2017 auditions, set to kick off Wednesday, Jan. 11, are a not-to-be-missed weekly season highlight.
For sponsors, AEGT is the perfect way to support the sport while reaching a multi-discipline equestrian demographic. Each weekly sponsor reaches both the on-site and live stream audience with their onstage banner and Robert Dover's public address announcement. Live streaming is courtesy of The Chronicle of the Horse. Sponsors enjoy the opportunity to add their comments as a member of their sponsored week celebrity judges panel. Weekly sponsorship includes a dinner for two, winner prize presentation, banner at the AEGT Finale March 19 and logo included in all AEGT collateral material, including logo with link on all press releases and e-blasts and logo included in Finale program.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for a range of budgets, with options for individuals and varying publicity options for corporations and equestrian enterprises.
Contact Robert Dover today to join the AEGT lineup of sponsors and take an active part in this fun, entertaining and worthy event.
Robert Dover: Rdover2@aol.com or (561) 758-6186.
This year AEGT weekly auditions have moved to the Grande Ballroom of the new Wellington Community Center. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Each audition week will feature a themed buffet catered by the Wellington Hospitality Group, formerly Aaron's Catering of the Palm Beaches. Aaron Menitoff and Julie Larson are known for their artistry and ability to present and serve scrumptious fare with the highest level of customer excellence.
Nine weeks of intense competition will climax at the AEGT Finale set for March 19 at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival showgrounds. The top finalists will battle it out to earn the title of America's Most Talented Equestrian and take home the $10,000 grand prize, sponsored by Robert Dover and Robert Ross, P.A., luxury equestrian real estate agent for Keller Williams. White Horse Catering, the official caterer of the Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, will provide delicious gourmet cuisine in the VIP area for the Finale.
AEGT FAST FACTS
American Equestrians Got Talent, a fundraiser to benefit USEF High Performance Programs through the USET Foundation, returns to Wellington, Florida, for its third year in 2017. Contestants participate in weekly auditions to earn a spot to compete in the season finale. Celebrity judges at each audition critique the performances and the audience's applause determines who will progress to the finale.
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Show Begins
Wednesday, Jan. 11; Wednesday, Jan. 18; Tuesday, Jan. 24;
Wednesday, Feb. 1; Wednesday, Feb. 8; Wednesday, Feb. 15;
Wednesday, Feb.22; Wednesday, March 1; and Wednesday, March 8
The Grande Ballroom at
The new Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, Florida 33414
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$1,000 will be awarded to the winning performer at each audition.
Robert Dover at: Rdover2@aol.com or(561) 758-6186
Individual One-Time Ticket: includes gourmet dinner $60
Individual Package: includes gourmet dinner at all nine auditions $450
Individual Standing Room One-Time Ticket: $10
Table of 10 One-Time: includes gourmet dinner $600
Tables of 10 for all nine auditions: includes gourmet dinner $4,500
Ticket purchase for beverages, wine, beer and spirits
Purchase and Reserve Tickets and Tables:
Contact Patty Scott at (917) 318-0425 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington Hospitality Group (formerly Aaron's Catering of the Palm Beaches) Each audition week will be a themed event.
Auditions are open to the entire equestrian community, including competitors, owners, riders, grooms and others involved in any discipline. Please sign up in advance.
Robert Dover at: Rdover2@aol.com or(561) 758-6186 to set up rehearsal times the day and evening of the auditions. Walk-in performers may be accepted as time permits.
When: March 19, 2017
Where: Adequan® Global Dressage Festival show grounds, Wellington, Florida
Caterer: White Horse Catering is the official caterer of the Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival.
Prize: The winner, who will be named America's Most Talented Equestrian, will receive a grand prize of $10,000 sponsored by Robert Dover, chef d'equipe of the U.S. Dressage Team, and Robert Ross, P.A., luxury equestrian realtor for Keller Williams.
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