Philanthropy Notes

Fun-loving Dallasites horse around for charity at 35th anniversary gala

Fun-loving Dallasites horse around at 35th anniversary charitable gala

Jocelyn White, Dale Hansen, Chris Hansen
Jocelyn White, Dale Hansen, Chris Hansen  Photo by Jason Janik
Joe and Trish Judson, Helena and Doug Wall
Joe Judson, Trish Judson, Helena Wall, Doug Wall Photo by Jason Janik
Nick Olenec, Rick Szelc, Rebecca Szelc, Susie Siller
Nick Olenec, Rick Szelc, Rebecca Szelc, Susie Siller Photo by Jason Janik
Kathy Fielder, Andy Steingasser, Britt Harless
Kathy Fielder, Andy Steingasser, Britt Harless Photo by Jason Janik
Ron Sanford, Deve Sanford, Jeremy Fielder
Ron Sanford, Deve Sanford, Jeremy Fielder Photo by Jason Janik
Cory English, Olivia Blakely, Alyssa Cigeinbro
Cory English, Olivia Blakely, Alyssa Cigeinbro Photo by Jason Janik
Luchi & Mick Atwood
Luchi Atwood, Mick Atwood Photo by Jason Janik
Bob Hutchison, Cooper Browning, Robin Browning, Cheryl Hutchison
Bob Hutchison, Cooper Browning, Robin Browning, Cheryl Hutchison Photo by Jason Janik
Lexi Little, Buddy (horse), Hannah Genvea
Lexi Little, Buddy (horse), Hannah Genvea Photo by Jason Janik
Ava Engstrom
Ava Engstrom Photo by Jason Janik
Equest 35th Anniversary Gala 1
Approximately 500 guests attended the sold-out Equest 35th Anniversary Gala.  Photo by Jason Janik
Jocelyn White, Dale Hansen, Chris Hansen
Joe and Trish Judson, Helena and Doug Wall
Nick Olenec, Rick Szelc, Rebecca Szelc, Susie Siller
Kathy Fielder, Andy Steingasser, Britt Harless
Ron Sanford, Deve Sanford, Jeremy Fielder
Cory English, Olivia Blakely, Alyssa Cigeinbro
Luchi & Mick Atwood
Bob Hutchison, Cooper Browning, Robin Browning, Cheryl Hutchison
Lexi Little, Buddy (horse), Hannah Genvea
Ava Engstrom
Equest 35th Anniversary Gala 1

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.