709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Raise the Roof Music Night and Silent Auction

August 28, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-8pm * $10 suggested donation

The 2nd annual “Raise the Roof” fundraiser is just around the corner!  The evening will be family friendly and includes a very exciting silent auction. An incredible musical lineup featuring some of the Triangle Area’s most talented musicians, the BSS (Bright Star Stables) All star Band will playing a variety of Rock & Roll, R&B, Blues, Jazz and maybe some Beach, upon request, will be on hand… so it is highly advised to bring your dancing shoes.

Emcee for this very special event will be Marguerite Ayers. Ms. Ayers is a former TV News Reporter of 20 Years who spent the last decade of her career at the ABC Station in Boston. Marguerite has covered the White House, Democratic and Republican Conventions, and has numerous Emmy Nominations and Three National ‘Telly’ Awards for her Reporting. She has also raised, trained, and shown Quarter Horses her whole life and has amassed World Championships and World and Quarter Horse Top Ten’s in Palomino and Quarter Horse competition, as well as Top Ten’s at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. She now resides on a farm in Wilmington NC with her ten-year-old son, and 16-year-old daughter.

The Raise the Roof 2, Music Night and Silent Auction is held to raise funds for Bright Star’s ongoing efforts in providing a safe and comfortable riding experience for the children and adults of all backgrounds and disabilities in the program. With the money raised from the 2015 event, BSS was able to construct the roof that now covers the entire riding ring. Prior to the construction of the roof, valuable and essential therapeutic riding time was lost during inclement weather. Plans this year are to install overhead fans and lighting throughout the structure along with improvements to Bright Star Stables.


Why are we raising funds?
Many of our riders are Special Olympic champions and depend on equine therapy as a modality to meet the educational, behavioral and physical goals specific to those with disabilities.

Our program is growing, and our large outdoor arena is in need of a cover. Currently, when it rains or snows we are forced to delay or cancel lessons.

This fundraiser is an effort to raise support to cover our large outdoor arena, ensuring that our riders never miss valuable therapy because of inclement weather.

Please come help us ‘Raise the Roof!’

About Bright Star Stables

Bright Star Stables, a nonprofit organization, established in 2010, provides riders with various disabilities a place to acquire riding skills and/or become effective and competitive equestrians. Bright Star Stables is a certified PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) facility.

Bright Star Stables offers services to children and adults of all backgrounds and disabilities and believes that working with horses can be a therapeutic and life hanging experience. Students are taught equine care, riding, handling and management to their best level of ability. Bright Star Stables students have competed in a variety of equestrian shows for riders of special needs and able bodied horse shows.

Bright Star’s horses are retired show horses that have experiences in all classes. Classes are offered in a variety of disciplines including English, Western, Pleasure, Trail and Showmanship.