South West Iberian Show FUNDRAISER

by South West Iberian Show in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

South West Iberian Show FUNDRAISER

£1,540

raised so far

50

supporters

We inspired and innovated for the love of the Iberian. The risk was high; Saturday sold out, Friday did not and the show is in the Red

by South West Iberian Show in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 6th October 2020 we'd raised £1,232 with 45 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

The £1500 now raised (THANK YOU IBERIAN COMMUNITY) will cover the loss, but we do have rewards to purchase from that figure, so any pennies over and beyond that will help, we are just a little bit adrfit but we have made it! Thank you, obrigada, gracias!! XXX


*** LOTS of Iberian rewards available - see link at top of page on phone, or down the side on a PC *** 

The South West Iberian show is now heading into it's 8th year! From the outset we set out to showcase the beautiful horses of Spain and Portugal, horses like no other that fill our hearts with passion.  Year on year we have grown, 2019 saw nearly 1000 people on site taking part in daytime events and watching the incredible evening gala under Pro sound and lights by NUB sound.  A horse show like no other, brought to you by an enormous team of professionals and volunteers who work their socks off every year.  

In this extraordinary year, we faced the option of giving up or making something happen. We chose the latter. (Foolishly some might say!). It was a stressful and difficult task for everyone involved, and we extend our love and gratitude to EVERYONE who took part or supported us from afar.  

All day and night events were ticketed and limited.  The daytimes saw incredible world class competitive events with some of the very best Iberians in the UK.   And the evening shows were transformed into an exclusive "En La Ronda" experience. The audiences enjoyed an ever revolving show around them as they watched from their seats INSIDE the arena. The night included tapas by Paquito del Huerto, and fine wine from Shaws Iberian Wines. 

"THE SHOW MUST GO ON" - the theme of the year - this timeless track was due to be the entrance music as the audience were seated, it ended up as the finale, and what a moment it was as many of the evening's performers came back into the arena to join the British Association for Working Equitation squad riders. They had dazzled us all to the show stopping track Barelona by Freddie Mercury with their fairy lit horses and varas. No one can top the ultimate showman Freddie, so the two tracks together were the perfect ending.

The horses were spectacular, the emotions ran high.  We inspired, and uplifted, and brought many to tears.  We never set out to make money, simply to break even. It was a huge risk - ART FOR ARTS sake - in the name of the horse, for love of life itself, and to make an inspirational impact in a year that has been so devastatingly difficult for us all.  Ultimately, it was worth it to see people Friday and Saturday being so affected by such a unique Iberian experience in such a beautifully lit arena with Golegaesque smoke.

BUT, although the socially distanced Saturday night quickly sold out, very sadly, we could have seated another 20 - 30 or so on the Friday, meaning the show is returning a loss in the region of £1,500.  (Tickets were £50 including food, wine and table service as this was the only format that worked under huge restrictions - we weren't for putting on half a show, we believe in doing something properly or not at all. As Yoda says do, or do not).  

We have made some really lovely Iberian items available with the help of friends, sponsors and some lovely local businesses.   We are asking the Iberian community for assistance, and your help would be greatly appreciated, you can be part of getting the show back in the black, and we can start planning for 2021 without carrying a debt forward. If you can't find something you love, then perhaps you might just consider a token donation, but we hope there is something for everyone here. If you have any questions about any of the rewards (link at the top), then please let us know.

Please save the 2021 date - we always deliver, but pray next year will be back to normal - 2nd - 5th September 2021, The Grange, Devon.

We leave you with the words of the ultimate showman Freddie Mercury, and send a message of love and hope for us all for whatever lies ahead xx

BARCELONA

Freddie Mercury, Montserrat Caballé

I had this perfect dream
Un sueno me envolvio
This dream was me and you
Tal vez estas aqui
I want all the world to see
Un instinto me guiaba
A miracle sensation
My guide and inspiration
Now my dream is slowly coming true

Wind is a gentle breeze
El me hablo de ti
The bells are ringing out
El canto vuela
They're calling us together
Guiding us forever
Wish my dream would never go awayBarcelona - it was the first time that we met
Barcelona - how can I forget
The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away
Barcelona - la musica vibros
Barcelona - y ella nos unio
And if God willing we will meet again somedayLet the songs begin
Dejalo nacer
Let the music play
Ahhhhhhhh...
Make the voices sing
Nace un gran amor
Start the celebration
Van a mi
And cry
Grita
Come…

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Queen

Empty spaces, what are we living for?
Abandoned places, I guess we know the score, on and on
Does anybody know what we are looking for?
Another hero, another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime
Hold the line
Does anybody want to take it anymore?

The show must go on
The show must go on, yeah
Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile, still, stays on

Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to chance
Another heartache, another failed romance, on and on
Does anybody know what we are living for?
I guess I'm learning
I must be warmer now
I'll soon be turning, round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free

The show must go on
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My makeup may be flaking
But my smile, still, stays on

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairy tales of yesterday, grow but never die
I can fly, my friends

The show must go on
The show must go on
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On with the show

I'll top the bill
I'll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the show
Show must go on
Show must go on

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£5 Donation (or more)

£5 donation to help get the show out of the red and into the black!

£5 or more

2020 Souvenir Programme posted to you

A copy of the beautiful 2020 programme - 16 pages, A4

£8 or more

Magic Iberian Bracelet (single)

Made from 8mm magical miracle beads that catch the light in beautiful Iberian colours. Choose from Red and Yellow for Spain, or Red and Green for Portugal, or red, yellow green to represent both countries. These really are so beautiful to wear all year round, made exlusively for the show, super quality

£8 or more

Iberian Horse Pottery tile by Cookie Scottorn

A one off design for 2020, horse image by Gillian Anderson from one of the beautiful show pieces, fired by artist Cookie Scottorn from St Breward

£15 or more

The Garrocha - Small Limited edition print 6 X 4

A small copy of the limited edition image The Garrocha featuring Paulo Santos riding Exparta D'Atela at the 2018 gala night, tkane by Fleur Churchill. View the image here (larger format available, only 7 left from the original large limited edition option) https://www.fleurchurchill.co.uk/thegarrocha

£15 or more

DVD of the En la Ronda Gala Nights

Enjoy the magic of the show from home, footage from three angles

£16 or more

Magic Iberian bracelets - set of 3

Beautiful beads that catch the light, really magical, one in red, one in yellow, one in green, made exlusively for the show, super quality

£16 or more

Iberian flags for your yard or garden

10 metres of Iberian fabric bunting, beautifully stiched and finished. You will have seen these decorating "The Ronda" at the show

£20 or more

The Show Must Go On - The Freddie T-SHIRT

Beautiful soft grey sleeveless top, slightly stretchy with a crew neck with a Freddie Mercury print and text "The Show Must Go On". Lovely quality and so of the moment being the theme for the 2020 show in this devastatingly difficult year.

£20 or more

Classic Black Polo Shirt - South West Iberian Show

Only ever available for our amazing show team in the past, now you can buy a classic black polo shirt with the show logo front and back great for day to day wear

£25 or more

Limited edition Pop Art South West Iberian Shirt

Being designed for us by legendary DJ and artist Jon Pleased Wimmin a pop art shirt featuring a pop art horse, show must go on text, and South West Iberian Show logo. design and sizing TBC order now then we will confirm in person with you when design is complete

£50 or more

10% off Silvia T. Atleier Single Garment

The incredible Portuguese tailor Silvia has very kindly donated some vouchers for the fundraiser. For £50 you can save 10% on one of the single garments - jacket (long or short), underbust corset or waistcoat, blouse, pants, or skirt. Silvia's work is absolutely exquisite, the best you will see, and specifically tailored for women to be extremely flattering and elegant. Classic couture and tailoring techniques for a totally bespoke finish

£80 or more

The Garrocha - Large Limited edition print 18 x 12

A small copy of the limited edition image The Garrocha featuring Paulo Santos riding Exparta D'Atela at the 2018 gala night. View the image here https://www.fleurchurchill.co.uk/thegarrocha

£90 or more

Case of Caballo Oscuro Reserva from Shaws Iberian

Caballo Oscuro Reserva 2015 – Dry Red Wine - a case of 6 by Shaws Iberian the fine wine suppliers for the show, delivery on completion of the fundraiser. www.shawsiberian.co.uk being kindly sponsored, provided and delivered by Shaws Iberian direct from them with Over time the fresh fruit flavours of Garnacha become richer and with a longer ageing in American oak, a deeper complexity is added, with hints of spices and a certain smokiness.

£100 or more

Whole Day With Mia Rodley (worth £250)

Spend the whole day with Mia Rodley in Northamptonshire. Mia performed for us this year with 4 PRE horses at liberty, and in daredevil Roman riding around The Ronda. Worth £250, here for just £100, Mia found Parelli Natural Horsemanship at a very young age, abd also has a passion for performance, liberty and classical dressage alongside her training and teaching. Spend the day watching her training her horses one to one

£150 or more

10% off Silvia T. Atelier Whole Outfit

The incredible Portuguese tailor Silvia has very kindly donated some vouchers for the fundraiser. For £150 you can save 10% on rhe full Portuguese riding outfit. Silvia's work is absolutely exquisite, the best you will see, and specifically tailored for women to be extremely flattering and elegant. Classic couture and tailoring techniques for a totally bespoke finish

£200 or more

Tree Erosion Horses Head

Incredible pieces for the home and garden, some of you will have seen these dramatic, beautifully carved horse heads at the 2019 show, really beautiful and impressive - standing approx 4ft tall, local delivery or delivery can be arranged (additional cost)

£30 or more

Signature Leather Knitback Glove

Kindly donated by long term show sponsor Signature Leather - these gloves retail at £69, you can buy as part of the fundraiser for just £30, so better than half price!! Over the years their knit back glove has proved a stalwart across all Equestrian disciplines - this is Holly Barber's favourite glove. Speak directly with Tim to choose your besoke option from 50 leather colours with a choice of 5 different knit backs

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