Memorable 50th Anniversary Menlo Charity Horse Show Comes to a Close
The 50th Anniversary Menlo Charity Horse Show has come to a close, and what a memorable week it was at the elegant Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California! The historic event maintained its legacy as one of the finest equestrian events in the United States, as every win was celebrated, no matter how big or small. Children and adults, ponies and horses, amateurs and professionals all came together to enjoy competitive horse showing and Menlo’s welcoming environment. There were countless special moments, including reunions between old friends, exciting wins in the show ring, and shopping galore. This year brought sponsorship from over 80 luxury brands, including Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, Tiffany & Co., Hermès and more.
For many equestrians across the country, Menlo has been an important stepping stone on their personal and professional journeys. In a special ceremony prior to the $50,000 Stephen Silver Grand Prix on the Grass Jumper Field, participants who have attended Menlo for over thirty years were honored with gifts from Tiffany & Co in front of a standing room only crowd. The loyal recipients had similar sentiments as they headed home: this year’s Menlo was special. “You could feel it,” said long-time Menlo participant and top Hunter trainer Beverly Jovais, “This year was just special. I have been coming to Menlo for over 30 years, and only missed one year when I judged Pony Finals. Every year we bring ponies, adult Riders, Jumpers, and more, and it’s always a really special horse show… but this year was different. Everyone was just so happy to be back and celebrating the 50 year Anniversary.”
“The details, the management, the volunteers, everything about Menlo is just amazing.” Jovais continued. “No detail is left unnoticed. All of my clients, many who had never been there before, just kept saying ‘Wow, this is so fun and so special. It feels like what a horse show should be.'”