Mint Juleps & Mini Horses

Dallasites horse around for good cause at Equest gala patron party

Dallasites horse around for good cause at Equest gala patron party

Gretchen Darby, Carmen Surgent, Phyllis Comu, Kathy Fielder, Britt Harless, Tricia Sims, Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Kelli Whithead, Abra Garrett
Gretchen Darby, Carmen Surgent, Phyllis Comu, Kathy Fielder, Britt Harless, Tricia Sims, Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Kelli Whithead, Abra Garrett Photo by Bob Manzano
Kathy Fielder, Ashley Tatum
Kathy Fielder, Ashley Tatum Photo by Bob Manzano
Linda Robinson, Gretchen Darby
Linda Robinson, Gretchen Darby Photo by Bob Manzano
Amy Vanderoef, Lynn McBee
Amy Vanderoef, Lynn McBee Photo by Bob Manzano
Phil Whitcomb, Melinda Knowles, Mark Knowles
Phil Whitcomb, Melinda Knowles, Mark Knowles Photo by Bob Manzano
Gail Pace, Jonathan Pace
Gail Pace, Jonathan Pace Photo by Bob Manzano
Key Coker, Katherine Coker, Kathy Fielder
Key Coker, Katherine Coker, Kathy Fielder Photo by Bob Manzano
Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan
Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan Photo by Bob Manzano
Connie Sigel, Marc Sigel
Connie Sigel, Marc Sigel Photo by Bob Manzano
Paul Valdez, Michele Ritter, Andy Steingasser
Paul Valdez, Michele Ritter, Andy Steingasser Photo by Bob Manzano
Christine Volkmer, Bridget Black
Christine Volkmer, Bridget Black Photo by Bob Manzano
Gretchen Darby, Carmen Surgent, Phyllis Comu, Kathy Fielder, Britt Harless, Tricia Sims, Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Kelli Whithead, Abra Garrett
Kathy Fielder, Ashley Tatum
Linda Robinson, Gretchen Darby
Amy Vanderoef, Lynn McBee
Phil Whitcomb, Melinda Knowles, Mark Knowles
Gail Pace, Jonathan Pace
Key Coker, Katherine Coker, Kathy Fielder
Ekaterina Kouznetsova, Michael Dylan
Connie Sigel, Marc Sigel
Paul Valdez, Michele Ritter, Andy Steingasser
Christine Volkmer, Bridget Black

What: Equest Gala Patron Party

Where: Home of Ashley Tatum and Newt Walker

The 411: Event co-chairs Kathy and Jeromy Fielder and honorary chairs Lynn and Allan McBee welcomed more than 100 guests to this haute house party to celebrate the upcoming Equest Gala, which helps provide hope and healing through facilitated equestrian therapy. Attendees were greeted by Equest mini ambassadors Cisco and Dare, with the option to snap a pic or two with the adorable animals before continuing on their way.

Once inside, Farm to Market Catering and Libations delighted guests with tasty bites, while Republic Beverage was tasked with creating Mint Juleps, the sipper of the night. After grabbing a cocktail, everyone gathered around for Equest CEO Lilli Kellogg's words on the cause at hand.

“Over 800,000 people in North Texas have a disability," Kellogg said. "One in 50 babies are born within the autism spectrum, and 20 veterans a day commit suicide. There is a need for Equest’s services, and the 1,200-pound therapy horse that provides hope and healing for numerous diagnoses.”

This year's gala, themed Field of Dreams, is April 29 at the Texas Horse Park. Guests can expect southern cuisine, craft cocktails, live music, and a stacked live and silent auction. Tickets start at $300.

Who: Andy Steingasser, Catherine and Key Coker, Bill Noble, Bert Headden, Cindy Thomas, Tricia Sims, Phyllis and CJ Comu, Jane McGarry, and Amy Vanderoef