The Black Horse Inn in Warrenton turned into a Roaring 20s speakeasy for a night.

Mary Page and other beautifully coiffed volunteers helped check in the guests as they arrived for the RideFauquier Roaring 20s Gala at Black Horse Inn on Aug. 25.

Mary Page and other beautifully coiffed volunteers helped check in the guests as they arrived for the RideFauquier Roaring 20s Gala at Black Horse Inn on Aug. 25.

Peter Pavone, the Las Vegas 2014 Male Tribute Artist of the Year, wooed guests at the RideFauquier Roaring 20s Gala and Auction on Aug. 25. Straight from Las Vegas, Pavone acted as emcee and guest auctioneer for the night.

Linda Malmgren understood that having fun with fashion was the name of the game at the Roaring 20s Gala. Raising money for a great sport was the goal.

Linda Malmgren understood that having fun with fashion was the name of the game at the Roaring 20s Gala. Raising money for a great sport was the goal.

“The party exceeded our expectations,” said Jinx Fox who is the vice president of the group. The men came out dressed in black and the women came in sequins and pearls. “Our effort has been a decade in the making, working with Fauquier County to identify an appropriate parcel, obtaining funds and engineering designs for the ring and access/parking,” Fox said.

Gina Colto could have walked the runway in her beautiful gown.

Gina Colto could have walked the runway in her beautiful gown.

Last fall RideFauquier opened several miles of public horse and hiking trails on the Fauquier County Meetze Station parcel. The group of dedicated volunteers are currently fundraising for the trailhead access, parking and, then, a public ring.

Jean Roberts, Lynn Pirozzoli and Peter Pavone of the Black Horse Inn, Marion Maggiolo joined in the fun. Pavone entertained, acted as emcee and auctioned off items and still found time time to talk to these lovely ladies.

Jean Roberts, Lynn Pirozzoli and Peter Pavone of the Black Horse Inn, Marion Maggiolo joined in the fun. Pavone entertained, acted as emcee and auctioned off items and still found time time to talk to these lovely ladies.

Most adjacent counties have public equestrian facilities, including Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. RideFauquier members are working hard to make sure riders there can enjoy the same amenities. Funds are urgently needed to complete trailer parking area for trails access and a future arena.

The trio of Katie Fletcher, Natalie Ortberg, Anita Jaramillo represented three generations on their family tree.

The trio of Katie Fletcher, Natalie Ortberg, Anita Jaramillo represented three generations on their family tree.

RideFauquier (formerly Fauquier Equestrian Forum) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 member organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Fauquier’s equestrian resources.

Board meetings are the third Monday of every month at 6.30 p.m. in the Bistro on the Hill at Fauquier Hospital.

 

This article first appeared in the September 2018 Issue.