The United States Equestrian Team Foundation recently announced that Phillip and Evie Dutton will be hosting their fourth annual Olympic Gala in Aiken, South Carolina, on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Bridle Creek, their winter training facility. The night will bring the Aiken community together to enjoy a cocktails, a buffet, dancing, and a silent auction while supporting the U.S. Eventing High Performance programs with a portion of the proceeds going to the USET Foundation.

“We are very excited to be hosting the benefit again for the Eventing Team with the lead up to the London Olympics,” explained Evie. “It’s a great night out for the Aiken community and a lot of fun for everybody while supporting a great cause.”

The event features top event riders Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin as the Celebrity Hosts, and guests can enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and silent auction, and dancing to the music of Preston and Weston.

Some of this year’s silent auction items will include a carriage ride and picnic lunch for four, a Charles Owen helmet, a Dutton-RZ saddle, two Bit of Britain Bridles, and a $100 gift certificate plus a copy of Denny Emerson’s bestselling HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD from Trafalgar Square Books.

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And don’t forget to support the USET Foundation in this Olympic year!