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Rousing gala lassos loot for crucial equestrian therapy in McKinney

Rousing gala lassos loot for crucial equestrian therapy in McKinney

Zach Schneider, Landon Darling Schneider, Priscilla Darling, Bill Darling
Zach Schneider, Landon Darling Schneider, Priscilla Darling, Bill Darling Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Bill Heard, Janie Heard
Bill Heard, Janie Heard Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Lee Crowder, Jason Crowder
Lee Crowder, Jason Crowder Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Valery Riemer, Carol Stimson, Liz Garvin
Valery Riemer, Carol Stimson, Liz Garvin Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Justin Algor, Farabe' Algor
Justin Algor, Farabe Algor Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Jennifer Wisler, Adam Wisler
Jennifer Wisler, Adam Wisler Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Sarah Humphrey, Taylor Humphrey
Sarah Humphrey, Taylor Humphrey Photo by Lori Wilson
Ward Eastman, Joanne Eastman
Ward Eastman, Joanne Eastman Photo by Lori Wilson
Bill Howell, Kristen Howell
Bill Howell, Kirsten Howell Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Lesa Hooker, Steve Hooker
Lesa Hooker, Steve Hooker Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Judy Pogue, Amy Warren
Judy Pogue, Amy Warren Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Jenna Paulette
Jenna Paulette Photo by Michelle Oesterreicher
Zach Schneider, Landon Darling Schneider, Priscilla Darling, Bill Darling
Bill Heard, Janie Heard
Lee Crowder, Jason Crowder
Valery Riemer, Carol Stimson, Liz Garvin
Justin Algor, Farabe' Algor
Jennifer Wisler, Adam Wisler
Sarah Humphrey, Taylor Humphrey
Ward Eastman, Joanne Eastman
Bill Howell, Kristen Howell
Lesa Hooker, Steve Hooker
Judy Pogue, Amy Warren
Jenna Paulette

What: Eighth annual Gala at the 'Gait

Where: ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship

The 411: More than 750 people came together in their best Western attire for a beloved cause. As guests mixed and mingled among the horses in the barn, local restaurants — III Forks, Harvest, Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, and Velvet Taco — served up festive fare to attendees browsing silent auction items.

Averi Benson treated guests to a rendition of “This Little Light of Mine,” and following a rousing and record-breaking live auction, country artist and Texas native Jenna Paulette sang while two-steppers danced the night away. The event raised more than $485,000 for this McKinney-based nonprofit equestrian therapy program, which serves adults and children with disabilities across North Texas.

Who: Event chair Dawnda Daniel, Brandon Daniel, Priscilla and Bill Darling, Landon and Zach Schneider, Gary and Giselle Montagna, Carolyn and David Brooks, Judy Pogue, Farabe Algor, Scott Peek, Kristen and Bill Howell, and Maggie and Eric Hudson.