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Equest supporters have lots to celebrate at fundraising season kickoff

Equest supporters have lots to celebrate at fundraising season kickoff

Kunthear Mam-Douglas,  Beth Thoele, Cara French, Amy Green, Maggie Kipp, Nancy Gopez, Mens and womens auxiliaries kickoff
Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Beth Thoele, Cara French, Amy Green, Maggie Kipp, Nancy Gopez Photo by Dana Driensky
Equest CEO Patrick Bricker, Equest Chairman of the Board Emily Hargrove, Women’s Auxiliary President Katherine Coker, Men’s Auxiliary President Bill Noble
Patrick Bricker, Emily Hargrove, Katherine Coker, Bill Noble Photo by Dana Driensky
Eugenia and Baron Cass, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff
Eugenia Cass, Baron Cass Photo by Dana Driensky
Bill and Lezlie Noble, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Bill Noble, Lezlie Noble Photo by Dana Driensky
Guy and Louise Griffeth, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Guy Griffeth, Louise Griffeth Photo by Dana Driensky
Alberto Lombardi, Connie and Denny Carreker, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Alberto Lombardi, Connie Carreker, Denny Carreker Photo by Dana Driensky
Mark and Melinda Knowles, Carolyn Lane, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Mark Knowles, Melinda Knowles, Carolyn Lane Photo by Dana Driensky
Katherine Coker, Lynn McBee, Angie Kadesky, Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries Kickoff
Katherine Coker, Lynn McBee, Angie Kadesky Photo by Dana Driensky
Juliette Coulter, Nancy Gopez,  Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries KickOff event
Juliette Coulter, Nancy Gopez Photo by Dana Driensky
Lynn McBee, Linda Secrest, Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries Kick Off event
Lynn McBee, Linda Secrest Photo by Dana Driensky
Paul Divis, Tiffany Divis,  Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries Kick Off event
Paul Divis, Tiffany Divis Photo by Dana Driensky
preston and anne massey, equest auxiliaries kick off
Preston Massey, Anne Massey Photo by Dana Driensky
Kunthear Mam-Douglas,  Beth Thoele, Cara French, Amy Green, Maggie Kipp, Nancy Gopez, Mens and womens auxiliaries kickoff
Equest CEO Patrick Bricker, Equest Chairman of the Board Emily Hargrove, Women’s Auxiliary President Katherine Coker, Men’s Auxiliary President Bill Noble
Eugenia and Baron Cass, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff
Bill and Lezlie Noble, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Guy and Louise Griffeth, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Alberto Lombardi, Connie and Denny Carreker, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Mark and Melinda Knowles, Carolyn Lane, Mens and Womens Auxiliaries Kickoff Party
Katherine Coker, Lynn McBee, Angie Kadesky, Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries Kickoff
Juliette Coulter, Nancy Gopez,  Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries KickOff event
Lynn McBee, Linda Secrest, Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries Kick Off event
Paul Divis, Tiffany Divis,  Mens and Womens Equest Auxiliaries Kick Off event
preston and anne massey, equest auxiliaries kick off

Equest supporters joined women’s auxiliary president Katherine Coker and men’s auxiliary president Bill Noble for a cocktail party at Bistro 31 to kick off their annual membership drive, which helps support Equest’s nationally renowned therapeutic riding programs.

As cocktails flowed, guests — including Equest CEO Patrick Bricker, Equest chairman of the board Emily Hargrove, Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Beth Thoele, Cara French, Amy Green, Maggie Kipp and Nancy Gopez — expressed excitement about the opening of Equest’s second facility at the new Texas Horse Park on May 3.

With this expansion, Equest will now be able to serve a total of 3,725 children and more than 200 veterans with the Hooves for Heroes Program. The organization is among the lucky 2014 Crystal Charity Ball beneficiaries, and that money will help fund the children’s programs at the horse park.

The conversation also turned to the upcoming Triple Crown Gala, set for May 3 at Texas Horse Park. The event, co-chaired by Shay Geyer and Maggie Kipp, features a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby and hard-hat tours of the new facility. For more information about tickets and sponsorships, visit the Equest website.