The best views at Deeridge Farm are from the Berkshire Bank VIP Club—not just of the two competition arenas, but also of the beautiful artwork inside.
Susan Van Wagoner and Weatherly Stroh are the fine artists of the Club, with paintings adorning the walls throughout the first floor. Better yet, their works of art are for sale, with a portion of the costs of their work benefitting animal rescues.
Van Wagoner has become well known for her large and life-size paintings and commissioned portraits of animals. She has developed a unique and distinctive style, using a mix of media to achieve the extraordinarily lifelike pieces. Van Wagoner does a limited number of commissions each year, which makes each painting or portrait rather exclusive. Each of her pieces is equally appropriate hanging in a museum, gallery, or a client’s home. Van Wagoner will donate a portion of her sales to the animal rescue charity of the client’s choice.
Stroh is an oil painter; the Detroit, MI, native specializes in animals and landscapes. Currently accepting commissions for custom portraits, Stroh is donating a portion of proceeds from any sales at the Deeridge Derby to Danny and Ron’s Rescue, the popular Wellington, FL, and South Carolina-based dog rescue.
VIP hospitality packages are still available for the Deeridge Derby, including the USHJA International Hunter Derby, which will take place over two rounds on Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3. The Club features exquisite culinary creations crafted by Delaware North’s renowned Patina Restaurant Group, a complimentary bar and table service. Hospitality packages include a reserved table for six seated guests, along with an option to add up to four additional guests each day and preferred parking. This year, the Club is also home to a new Rider’s Lounge and more natural décor, including a beautiful “living wall,” which consists of more than 500 hand-selected local plants. To purchase a VIP hospitality package, visit: palmbeachmasters.com/vip-