Equestrian Exposition charities announced

The seventh annual Hilton Head/Savannah Equestrian Exposition has announced its beneficiaries for the 2011 event, which will be held May 1 at Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton.

Since it began seven years ago, the event has raised more than $172,000 for charity. Beneficiaries for the 2011 event include: the American Diabetes Association; the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society; the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry; the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head; the Heritage Library; Heroes on Horseback; Savannah College of Art & Design Equestrian Program; St. Gregory the Great Ministries and the Savannah Philharmonic. The organizations sell sponsorships, program ads and tickets to the event, with proceeds from their sales benefiting their individual charity.

Details: 843-689-9669, 843-815-5400, 912-925-3400.