Dallas friends of Equest horse around at premier celebration preview
Equest supporters descended upon the home of Jennifer and Coley Clark for a preview of the 2015 Equest Premier Celebration at Texas Horse Park, set for April 25.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Equest’s friendly mini ambassadors, Cisco and Dare, twin miniature paint horses. Lombardi Family Concepts served cocktails and gourmet treats while Kingsland Apparel showcased equestrian chic fashion and accessories. Perhaps a gentle hint at what people should wear to the upcoming celebration? Organizers announced that attire can be Western or English equestrian, but boots are mandatory.
Speaking of the event, chairs Connie and Denny Carreker and honorary chairs Lisa and Kenny Troutt are thrilled to unveil Equest’s newest therapeutic horsemanship facility at Texas Horse Park.
“The Texas Horse Park is an integral part of expansion, not only for Equest, but also for the development of South Dallas,” Danny said. “It is a beautiful time of progress for everyone — our riders, our organization, and the City of Dallas. The opportunities for advancement are limitless.”
The 2015 Equest Premier Celebration will feature the finest in Texas hospitality with Southern food and drinks, live country music, silent and live auctions, and Equest rider and horse performances. Guests — including Jeff Byron, Katherine Coker, Betsy and Guinn Crousen, Tiffany and Paul Divis, Beth and Mark Layton, Lynn McBee, and Leslie and Bill Noble — raised a glass to what they hope will be the best Equest fundraising event to date.
New to the event this year: Premier Transportation will provide complimentary luxury shuttle services from two locations in Park Cities and Preston Hollow. These shuttles are included in all sponsor packages and table purchases, which can be done here.
Founded in 1981, Equest provides therapeutic sports riding classes and hippotherapy to approximately 300 riders annually with the help of 38 horses, 11 certified riding instructors and more than 700 volunteers who provide 35,000-plus hours of direct service each year.