Savvy Britt attended WILD Night benefiting the leading wild horse advocacy organization, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) this October. Equestrian supporters from around the bay area joined Chris and Camille Bently at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco for a fabulous evening.
I was 5 minutes early and one of the first guests in attendance, so I grabbed a Manhattan and immediately had to start taking photos of the gorgeous decor and silent auction room before it filled up.
Entertainment throughout the night included: Vau de Vire performers, mouth-watering culinary delights, and a special musical performance by LP. Plus, a gold dusted painting, created during the night by a local artist, which auctioned off for $2,500!
The purpose of the event was to bring awareness and raise funds to preserve wild horses. Once public land is sold, where the horses roam free, helicopters swarm in and send the horses into caged area where they are either auctioned off or sent to slaughter. People like the Bently's are buying these horses and keeping them on their own land. Recently, they bought 170 horses to care for. Over the course of the evening, $150,000 was raised from silent and live auction to support caring for these beautiful creatures.
One of my favorite auction items was dinner cooked by MasterChef Jr. winner, Samuel Stromberg! Channeling my inner Sarah Jessica Parker, I had to take a photo with this amazing 15 year old.
I'm so thankful to have been able to speak to some very passionate guests about their love of the wild horses. Hopefully this brings awareness to a great cause, and we can all sleep better knowing a few more horses were saved. For more information on how to donate or get involved, visit- WildHorsePreservation.org
Photos courtesy of CrossMarketing PR.
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