Merrimac, MA - June 17, 2011 -In a few short days, Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts will once again be returning to the PDVA Ride for Life on June 25, 2011. This annual event is a premier dressage show and breast cancer benefit where all proceeds fund quality of life and breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. The Sons of the Wind will be showcasing the talent of their Lusitano mounts during the Ride for Life Dancing Horse Challenge.
The Dancing Horse Challenge will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) on Saturday, June 25th, at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. Hailed as one of the premier equestrian nights on the East Coast, ticket holders will experience equestrian prowess, music, lights and theatrical performances. Sons of the Wind will be performing a quadrille and athletic aires above the ground to those in attendance for this worthwhile cause.
Sons of the Wind founder, Vitor Silva and manager Julie Bottum have both experienced cancer within their families, as well as met many students personally living with cancer. They believe in the important research being done by Johns Hopkins, and provide the Lusitano horses and exhibitions as ambassadors of hope. These uniquely trained horses have helped many riders through difficult times, and Silva hopes to showcase their special training and beauty.
Prior to the PDVA Ride for Life, Sons of the Wind hosted their third annual Lusitano Festival on June 4, 2011. This exciting event showcased the beautiful Lusitano horses and the highlights the amazing Portuguese culture, while also raising money for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center.
About Sons of the Wind:
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts currently has locations in Merrimac, MA, and Palm City, FL. Founded by Portugal's Vitor Silva, Sons of the Wind and its affiliated schools were incepted in response to the need for an establishment capable of providing the rider the opportunity to experience and understand the correctness of all the movements of dressage. These establishments offer the training and schooling to horses and riders of different backgrounds and levels. Sons of the Wind is also a full service breeding facility for the talented Lusitano breed as it is very important for the growth of the school to keep training horses that could be great mounts and prospects for lessons and for sale.
For more information about Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts please visit www.sonsofthewindfarm.com.
For more information and PVDA's Ride for Life please visit http://www.pvdarideforlife.org/.
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