Fred Stone, one of the best known equine artists in the world, will be at the Memorial Day Classic for the $10,000 Memorial Day USHJA International Hunter Derby, a benefit for After the Finish Line , a charity providing funds to Thoroughbred rescue organizations. This is the second year in a row After the Finish Line has partnered with the Memorial Day Classic. “This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the horse show people to raise awareness of transitioning off-the-track Thoroughbreds into second careers as hunters and jumpers,” said Dawn Mellen, President of After the Finish Line. On Sunday afternoon (May 27), there will be a silent auction that opens at 2:00 p.m. on the show grounds at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. At 5:00 p.m., Fred Stone will be on hand to sign his newest commissioned work, a poster of Eric Lamaze and Hickstead. ”This is the official poster of Equine Canada, created to raise funds to send the Canadian Equestrian Team to the 2012 London Olympics,” said Fred Stone. “Those attending the Memorial Day Classic will be the first in all of North America to purchase this poster of Hickstead and Eric Lamaze.” The poster bears the signature of both Fred Stone and Eric Lamaze, and Fred will personally sign posters purchased at the Memorial Day Classic. The exclusive offering is limited to 200 prints at a special price of $30 per print, half of which will be donated to After the Finish Line. Show jumping superstars Hickstead and Eric Lamaze are well known in the hunter/jumper world, and the ability to be among the first 200 people to own a signed copy of the print is a unique opportunity
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