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Delight in an evening of horses, hats and hospitality...

While raising funds for Hospital for Special Care's Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center in Middletown. Our Night at the Derby will charm guests with mint juleps, light Derby fare and uplifting stories about the power of the horse and human bond. 

Riding a horse provides freedom and empowerment through movement. A horse can be a powerful motivator in reaching and reinforcing many behavioral, physical, mental, social and emotional goals. Our PATH International instructors, volunteers and therapy horses work with participants ages four and above with varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological and sensory challenges.

Your support ensures that our participants can achieve their individual goals through the horse and human bond. Join HFSC, our celebrity emcee Teresa Dufour, and we will see you at the starting gate on Thursday, October 7 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station from 5:30pm - 8:30pm!

COVID-19 Health & Safety Information 

We're committed to creating a safe and healthy Night at the Derby experience for you and all of our guests. We will follow all local, state and CDC guidelines to ensure participant, volunteer and staff safety and we will ask you to do the same.
We strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all guests planning to attend in person.

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Meet Our Celebrity Emcee, Teresa Dufour
Founder, Teresa Dufour Media
Former CT News Personality 

Teresa Dufour has been working in the news and entertainment industry since 2003. She started off behind the camera and worked her way up from the assignment desk to the news desk.

After Teresa graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2001 with her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, she anchored and reported daily newscasts for KISS 95.7 and Westwood One Radio Network.

 In 2004, Teresa got her big great break when she was offered her first television job in Monroe, Louisiana. She became the quintessential Louisiana reporter, enjoying the culture, lifestyle and even hosting the local Mardi Gras parade. But she also covered some very serious news stories, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the area.

 In 2006, WFSB Channel 3 hired Teresa as their morning traffic reporter and correspondent on Better Connecticut, a daily lifestyle show. In 2010 Teresa made the big intermarket move to WTNH where she spent 11 years hosting Connecticut Style.

 In 2021, Teresa recognized the changing tide in how people consume media and get their information, so she left traditional local media and started her own company focused on brand storytelling through digital content.

 Teresa is happily married to her husband Brandon and proud mom to their son Dante and daughter Angelina.

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You can help rebuild lives through the horse and human bond.

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Hospital for Special Care Foundation, Inc.
For questions or further information, contact Dee Goodrich.


The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, Bridge Road, Haddam, CT, USA

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