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Breakfast at the Castle During Lexington Junior League

Dave and Dena Lopez, of Double D Ranch LLC, take the slogan of the UPHA, "Horsemen helping horsemen," to another level as they plan a special fundraising event for the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund. This IRS 501(c) (3) fund was established in memory of long-time horseman Dewey Henderson to benefit UPHA members in need because of health issues, fires, theft, injury or accidents. Only 200 tickets will be sold for the "Kentucky brunch" prepared by Chef Cameron Irvin on Saturday, July 11 from 9:00am to 11:30am. Double D Ranch LLC is generously donating the entire cost of the breakfast for this event.

Guests will be treated to the medieval setting of Castle Post from the moment they walk through the mammoth twelve foot doors and enter the Great Hall with thirty foot ceilings and exquisite chandeliers. The use of the Castle was generously donated by the castle owner, Tom Post who is a graduate of Lexington’s Lafayette High School. The grand staircase will be the setting for the drawing at 11:00 a.m. Each of the holders of the $100 tickets will have a chance to win up to $10,000 with the remaining $10,000 going to the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund.

Also included is another drawing for a Beautiful collection of Three Freedman Harness items that are only available through their special Sponsorship program – a Zip Top Leather Belize, a Leather wrapped thermos, and a Leather bankers bag, with a total value of $750! Our thanks to Freedman Harness for this wonderful raffle set!

To view the castle, you can go to Special room rates are available for those attending the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. To reserve a room, contact Dana Martin at Castle Post (859-879-1000) by July 1, 2009.

Sponsors who are donating items for the silent auction are still stepping forward to help. Dena has expressed her hope that this event will raise $25,000. Sponsors will be recognized each evening of the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on the JumboTron and in the event brochure, as well as having a banner ad on the UPHA website for one year. The Sponsorship opportunities are outlined below.

To be included among those supporting this worthy cause by buying a ticket or joining as a sponsor, please contact Karen Richardson at or 859-231-5070 or download a ticket reservation form from the UPHA web site, Please make your check payable to the UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund (UPHA DHBF).

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