Please note, because of the recent COVID-19 outbreak this event has been cancelled. If you already purchased tickets to this or to the 2020 Derby Party at The Cedar Room in Charleston, please reach out to Amanda Gerald at for a full refund.

I can't really think of two things I like more than horses as tea parties. That is why I was so excited when Charleston Area Therapeudic Riding (CATR) asked me to help host their 2020 Southern Tea Party in preparation for their big fundraiser & Derby Party this spring in Charleston! Join us in Charleston on Saturday, March 21st from 3-5PM to indulge in traditional tea fare while local women's boutique RTW showcases the latest Derby fashions. I will be also joining forces with Carolina Millinery Company and Surcie Co. to host a Derby Shoppe during the tea where you can start to shop for your 2020 Derby outfit featuring Derby inspired jewelry and accessories. And if you'd like to craft your own Derby Headpiece with me, email Amanda Gerald at to reserve a spot in our complimentary headband workshop that kicks off at 2PM, right before the tea!

Tickets to the tea party are $50 and include all food and beverages as well as a gift bag and a complimentary Charleston, SC teacup and saucer from Candy Shop Vintage. And if you already know you'd like to attend the main event, CATR's Derby Party on May 2, you can purchase both tickets for $225 and receive a 50% off your tea party admission. And all proceeds from both events go to benefit Charleston Are Therapeutic Riding (CATR).

If you are not already familiar with Charleston Are Therapeutic Riding (CATR) they are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies located on John's Island, just a short trip from Downtown Charleston. Their mission is to empower children and adults with disabilities to enjoy more active and fulfilling lives through therapeutic horsemanship. I have seen the amazing results equine therapy can yield in both children and adults and have always personally found that equestrian activities are beneficial for the mind, body and soul. I love that they are working hard to make this type of therapy accessible to a wide range of present and future students.

I hope you'll consider joining me for one or both of these fun events and in doing so, support an important cause!

Deirdre Zahl