Join us for the Second Annual
$25,000 Grand Prix
Benefit Calcutta

Supporting the
Save the Date

Saturday, September 22

Marshall, North Carolina

Come join us for a full day of fun and festivities at our Equestrian Center at Little Pine, in the heart of Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Last year's Calcutta was a tremendous success—raising over $47,000 for MANNA FoodBank. This year, we're expecting even bigger things, with plenty of food, drink, entertainment, and prizes—as well as some world-class horse-and-rider teams. And it's all for a great cause. Be sure to save the date!

An event like no other —

At a Venue Like No Other

The Preserve at Little Pine offers spectacular mountain vistas with crystal clear freshwater creeks, old-growth forests, rolling pastures and sophisticated amenities. Right in the heart of North Carolina’s horse country, the Equestrian Center is a perfect blend of traditional beauty and state-of-the-art technology.

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The main event:

Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta

Last year's event was a resounding success, raising money and awareness for charity, as well as giving attendees a premier mountain celebration to remember. This year’s event promises to be even more rewarding, with a full day of festivity and entertainment for guests—and a $25,000 Grand Prix Calcutta showcasing world-class horses and riders, all for a great cause, in a setting that is truly spectacular.

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Don't Know What a Calcutta is?


Form of bidding on horse-and-rider teams in a live-auction environment.

Live Auction

The auctioneer sells each team to the highest bidder. Bidders can be individuals, tables (8) or a group of friends.

Grand Prix

Horses and riders attempt to navigate a fault-free first course, with no rails down, within the time allowed. The fastest horse with no rails down wins.

The Prize

All auction proceeds are donated to MANNA. The "owners" of the winning horse-and-rider team will receive a week-long trip to a house on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Bonaire.

Be Sure to Mark Your Calendar!

More details including ticket information to come!

Preserve Communities

Create Life's Best Memories

Set upon thousands of acres of preserved land held in conservation, Preserve Communities offer something more authentic than a typical lake, golf, or mountain community. The land here is our greatest amenity—a vast, awe-inspiring playground for adventure and exploration. Inside the gates at The Preserve at Little Pine and French Broad Crossing, you'll discover a life of exquisite natural beauty, rustic elegance, and cross-amenitized privileges. These communities are centered on friends, family, and a true sense of place. Communities that serve as a vital launching point to create life's best memories.

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