Glittering ball to raise money for new facilities at Hickstead

Hickstead has announced a very special date for the diary –April 18 2015, the night of its first ever Showtime Ball. All proceeds from this event will ploughed back into Hickstead facilities.Money raised will be going directly towards improving Hickstead’s showing facilities.

Plans include continuing the all-weather gallop track in Jacksons Fencing Ring 5, making it a complete circuit around the edge of the arena. The team at Hickstead also wants to make a new area for spectators at the Dick Saunders pavilion, with its own champagne bar and paved area.

Aerial View of Hickstead Courtesy of Hickstead

Aerial View of Hickstead
Courtesy of Hickstead

Also the glittering black tie event will provide the perfect way to kick start the show season – and it’s a great opportunity for societies, producers, owners, riders and other showing fans to catch up with each other after the long winter break.

“We are really keen to get the whole showing world together to celebrate the start of a new season, as well as raise funds to improve their Hickstead experience.  The Bunns are famed for putting on a good party, and this will be no exception!” said Hickstead director Lizzie Bunn.

The ball will be held in the Beethoven Suite, overlooking the famous International Arena – so come along and party the night away in true Hickstead style. Tickets are £65 each, which includes a three-course dinner and a drinks reception. The evening gets underway at 7pm and will include live music and plenty of dancing, plus there will be a charity auction with a host of fabulous opportunities on offer.

For tickets, please call the hospitality team on 01273 837 253.

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