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