Photos by Middleburg Photo

On Friday, March 23rd at Middleburg’s King Street Oyster Bar, the Side Saddle Chase Foundation (SSCF) celebrated the sponsors of their upcoming black-tie Benefit Gala. With a grant from Visit Loudoun, SSCF treated their sponsors to an adult beverage, and Banbury Cross Polo donated a $2,000 tailgate space as a raffle item for the evening’s guests.

The Gala, to be held on Saturday, April 7 at Tranquility Farm in Purcellville, is SSCF’s first black-tie event to date, designed to benefit the organization’s mission and support land conservation. The Gala will occur just one week prior to the annual Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Race at the Loudoun Point-to-Point on Sunday, April 15 at Oatlands in Leesburg. This will be the second race of the Oehme, van Sweden Perpetual Trophy Series, including jumping and flat races.

For Gala information and tickets, visit: https://www.sidesaddlechase.com/gala. ML

Maggie Johnston

Sarah, John and Sydney Pemberton

Sarah, John and Sydney Pemberton

Sarah, John and Sydney Pemberton

Bernadette Boland and Patrick Burns.

Bernadette Boland and Patrick Burns.

Alexandra Arabak - winner of the Banbury Cross Polo Club Platinum Membership.

Alexandra Arabak – winner of the Banbury Cross Polo Club Platinum Membership.

L-R Sarah Hansard, Devon Zebrovious, George Kuk, Erika and Woody Offutt.

L-R Sarah Hansard, Devon Zebrovious, George Kuk, Erika and Woody Offutt.

L-R Alexandra Arabak, Julia Dolan, Sarah Hansard, Hannah Debeljak, Karen Lazarou and Victoria Robinson Worst.

L-R Alexandra Arabak, Julia Dolan, Sarah Hansard, Hannah Debeljak, Karen Lazarou and Victoria Robinson Worst.