What: Equest 35th Anniversary Gala
Where: Texas Horse Park
The 411: Approximately 500 guests were welcomed to the red carpet by Equest mini ambassadors, Cisco and Dare, before joining honorary co-chairs Chris and Dale Hansen and Helena and Doug Wall for a cocktail reception featuring a bourbon-and-biscuits bar and a champagne lounge (among other treats). Guests watched therapeutic horsemanship demonstrations by Equest clients, played cornhole, and, at sunset, sat down for a farm-to-table feast. After all bids were placed at the silent and live auctions, the sold-out affair continued late into the night with performances by Cary Pierce, Crystal Yates, and Jon Davis Christopher.
Equest provides therapeutic sports riding classes and hippotherapy to adults and children with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. It’s one of the largest nonprofit therapeutic riding centers in Texas.
Who: Equest CEO Lili Kellogg, Equest chairman of the board Andy Steingasser, emcees Jocelyn White and Jody Dean, Susan Schwartz, Lezlie and William Noble, Di Johnston, Claire Johnston, Katherine and Key Coker, Kathy and Jeromy Fielder, Bridget and Tom Black, Jeff Byron, Kevin Hurst, Bert Headden, Amy and Michael Meadows, Tammy and Jack Novak, Robin and Chris Browning, and Pam and Michael Petty.