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Runway And Rescue Fashion Show A Smashing Success

news release from The American Saddlebred Museum

On Saturday March 14, 2015, Rodes of Louisville produced a fantastic fashion show at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, KY, featuring many American Saddlebred trainers and amateur exhibitors walking the runway alongside professional models. The event, which spotlighted select looks from Rodes’ designer, custom, and contemporary lines, benefited both the American Saddlebred Museum and Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.

The American Saddlebred Museum is grateful for the following supporters whose generous sponsorships ensured the success of this event: lead platinum sponsors Cavallo Ventures, LLC, Mark Strong & Paolo Martini; gold sponsors O’Brien Ford, Sam & Vicki Reed, Riverdreams LLC; silver sponsors; Elisabeth M. Goth, Susan Olcott, Rose Arbor Farm & Joellen Blount, Toni Nastali & Margo Baird, Mary & Jeff McLean; bronze sponsors Independent Equine Insurance, Monnington, HoneyBaked Ham, Jeff & Janet Sterba, Ed & Candi Aversenti, Sylvia Covino, Wines by Nic de Wet & Leatherwood Stud, C. Jarvis Insurance Agency; pewter sponsors The Silver Spoon, Cowley Insurance Agency, DeRegnacourt Ltd., Rock Hill Farm, Willowbank, Betsy Thomas, Tri Color Ventures, Inc., Bruce & Pam Milligan, Shelby Horse Supply and Southern Venture, Inc. Their support helps the Showplace for Saddlebreds continue to collect, preserve and display the history of the American Saddlebred for generations to come!

The talented Carson Kressley graciously served as the evening’s emcee. His running commentary about the models from within our industry kept the crowd entertained. Over 200 guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres by The Silver Spoon and an open bar, along with wines provided by Nic de Wet and Leatherwood Stud. Before and after the show guests shopped the Rodes vendor area, which was filled with men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, and more.

Thank you to those brave ASB trainers and amateur exhibitors who took to the runway; Steve Wheeler, A. J. Bruwer, Gerhardt Roos, Lionel Ferreira, Matthew Williams, Don Harris, Patrice O’Brien, Melissa Moore, Cindy Carcione, Terri Kearney, Jacqueline Beck, Emily West and Alexandra Percoco. Watching Gerhardt Roos model a shorts and suit jacket combination was well worth the price of admission! 

Rodes generously donated 20% of all sales that evening to the two charitable organizations. If you missed the chance to shop, you can shop the Rodes store (located at 4938 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY) the rest of the month of March as well as during the Rock Creek Horse Show, and Rodes will donate 10% of all sales during those timeframes. Be sure to mention the Runway and Rescue Fashion Show!

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