Spring Charity Diary

Haute horseplay makes for yet another successful Dallas Equest Gala

Haute horseplay makes for yet another successful Dallas Equest Gala

Bill Noble, Lezlie Noble, Reed Williams, Monique Williams, Kimberly Thomas, Kyle Thomas
Bill Noble, Lezlie Noble, Reed Williams, Monique Williams, Kimberly Thomas, Kyle Thomas Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Sara Wilkins, Brit Harless, Gretchen Darby, Abra Garrett
Sara Wilkins, Brit Harless, Gretchen Darby, Abra Garrett Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
CJ Comu, Phyllis Comu
CJ Comu, Phyliss Comu Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Norma Jean Schaltenbrand, Nancy Henger, Ana Rodriguez, Carolyn Anderson
Norma Jean Schaltenbrand, Nancy Henger, Ana Rodriguez, Carolyn Anderson Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Mimi Sterling, Rich Sterling
Mimi Sterling, Rich Sterling Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Anne Banks Blackwell, Elizabeth Cornelius, Jennifer Hemingson
Anne Banks Blackwell, Elizabeth Cornelius, Jennifer Hemingson Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Patrick Sands, Kristy Sands
Patrick Sands, Kristy Sands Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Alanna Smith, Gabriela Guerra, Deve Sanford
Alanna Smith, Gabriela Guerra, Deve Sanford Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Kathy Fielder, Jeromy Fielder
Kathy Fielder, Jeromy Fielder Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Ray Johnston
Ray Johnston Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Field of Dreams Margarita
Guests sipped on Field of Dreams margaritas. Photo by Thomas Garza Photography
Bill Noble, Lezlie Noble, Reed Williams, Monique Williams, Kimberly Thomas, Kyle Thomas
Sara Wilkins, Brit Harless, Gretchen Darby, Abra Garrett
CJ Comu, Phyllis Comu
Norma Jean Schaltenbrand, Nancy Henger, Ana Rodriguez, Carolyn Anderson
Mimi Sterling, Rich Sterling
Anne Banks Blackwell, Elizabeth Cornelius, Jennifer Hemingson
Patrick Sands, Kristy Sands
Alanna Smith, Gabriela Guerra, Deve Sanford
Kathy Fielder, Jeromy Fielder
Ray Johnston
Field of Dreams Margarita

What: Equest Gala 2017

Where: Texas Horse Park

The 411: Nearly 500 people showed up to the 36th annual Field of Dreams-themed Equest Gala, despite a last-minute date change to Sunday because of a stormy weather forecast. Guests and proud supporters perused the venue while sipping on margaritas and noshing on bites from both the biscuit bar and taco station. Veteran guests knew, however, to save their appetites for the delicious sit-down dinner provided by Farm to Market Catering.

Once indulging in a spirit or two, attendees waited turns to plant one on Equest mini ambassadors Cisco and Date at the kissing booth. Ray Johnston performed an acoustic set during the reception, which provided a lovely soundtrack to such a special evening. And while there was plenty of food, drinks, and even a rowdy auction, the highlight of the evening was watching the Equest riders proudly demonstrate their skills.

Founded in 1981, 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: Kathy and Jeromy Fielder, Susan Schwartz, Lezlie and William Noble, Monique and Reed Williams, Phyllis and CJ Comu, Phyllis Glazer, Bridget and Tom Black, Jessica and Michael Barnett, Ricky Callahan, Jennie Healy, Connie Sigel, Patrick Sands, and Carolyn and Romy Anderson