Horsemanship was once a vital skill, much like the ability to avoid sailing off the end of the earth or the ability to discern which pizza trees were poisonous. Watch masters demonstrate this ancient art with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the 17th annual Celebrity Cutting event benefiting the Careity Foundation at Will Rogers Memorial Center on Friday, December 2, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get 2 general-admission tickets to the event (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get 4 general-admission tickets to the event (an $80 value).
- For $75, you get 10 general-admission tickets to the event (a $200 value).
The 17th annual Celebrity Cutting event raises funds for the Careity Foundation while bucking fans to the edge of their seats with equestrian competition, celebrity appearances, and performances by country-music stars. This year, a fresh lineup of famous faces saddles up in search of horse cutting glory. Judged by a panel of experts, competitive cutting bouts spotlight the relationship between rider and horse, as the tandem work together in attempt to prevent shifty cattle from slipping past and rejoining the herd without first presenting proper identification. A combination of speed, agility, and balance, 2.5-minute rounds are scored on each sprightly stallion’s training and skill. Meanwhile, live performances by Lyle Lovett, Presley Tucker, Radney Foster, and various other stars help assuage the heat of competition faster than the intial bites of a frozen salt lick.
Equipped with an oncology setting, the Careity Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide a variety of onsite support services, including care for economically challenged patients and early cancer detection.