A Sweet event

New Canaan portraitist Olga Sweet helps a Long Island equine organization help people with disabilities.
A loving moment between horse and appreciative rider. Courtesy the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE).

New Canaan portraitist Olga Sweet, whom WAG first profiled in our November 2017 issue, has let us know about a Hamptons event in which she’s involved. On Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE) will have a benefit at Sebonack Gold Club in Southampton. Guests will enjoy a Latin-themed evening of Brazilian bossa nova by Ludmilla Brazil, cocktails, a silent auction and a live auction with auctioneer and winemaker Roman Roth. All to benefit the organization, which provides therapeutic riding lessons and other equine-assisted activities to children and adults on Long Island’s East End who suffer from cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities. The nonprofit, which operates out of Wolffer Estate Stables in Sagaponack, New York, also works with veterans and senior citizens.  All riders and programs receive scholarship assistance, with one-third of CTREE’s riders receiving additional financial aid.

Among the silent auction items is a painting by Sweet and a gift certificate for a charcoal portrait by her. For those who can’t attend, the auction will go live that day at 9 a.m.

Tickets start at $250. For tickets and more, visit ctreeny.org or call 631-779-2835.

Georgette Gouveia

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