McTaggart fundraiser

The Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation is holding a fundraising event next week to help a local rider achieve her ambition of competing in major tournaments.

The event is for Jessica McTaggart and her horse Ray of Light in their pursuit of a Pan American Games berth in Mexico in October and hopefully the 2012 Olympic Games.

It is on Thursday 17 February at Hollywood Theaters, Camana Bay. Tickets are $75 and include a one time private showing of the acclaimed Hollywood movie Secretariat followed by a wine and canapé reception at Abacus Restaurant.

The evening starts at 7pm with an introductory video of McTaggart, then a welcome from an equestrian federation board member followed by the film before moving to the Abacus.

Secretariat is produced by Walt Disney that was released in October. It chronicles the life of Secretariat, the 1973 race horse winner of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Diane Lane portrays the horse’s owner, Penny Chenery, and John Malkovich plays Secretariat’s trainer.

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