Sponsored by Highland Park Village . Presented by Jet Linx Dallas.
DALLAS – April 10, 2015 – The two-week countdown has begun! On Saturday, April 25, the 2015 Equest Premier Celebration, sponsored by Highland Park Village and presented by Jet Linx Dallas, will bring plenty of energy, passion and Southern hospitality to the Texas Horse Park. Replacing the Gala of prior years, the much-anticipated Celebration will highlight the expansion of Equest’s programs and facilities, honor the generous supporters who have made Equest a success and of course, feature the amazing Equest Riders and Horses. Led by a powerfully passionate and vibrant committee, Chairs Denny and Connie Carreker and Honorary Chairs Kenny and Lisa Troutt, the equestrian-chic fundraiser will include live and silent auctions, delicious Southern food and drinks, live country music by Ray Johnston Band, and Equest Rider and Horse demonstrations.
You do not want to miss this Southern soiree that begins in the beautiful new Equest Barns. While guests bid on exclusive and must-have auction items, they can sip cocktails from TX Whiskey or Zodiac Vodka. Guests can sit back and relax in the Bourbon & Biscuits Bar sponsored by the Warwick Melrose Hotel or the Cru Wine Lounge.
Speaking of must-have auction items, the Equest auction will provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to live the good life by land, sea or air. Presenting Sponsor Jet Linx has donated a package that includes a one year Jet Linx Membership, three nights in an exclusive resort private home, and a six month membership to Marchay – Private Travel Collective. A 96’ Yacht awaits three lucky couples in Palm Beach for a seven night cruise and of course, a trip to Kentucky must be up for grabs! Title Sponsor Highland Park Village has donated “His & Hers” shopping sprees that will include drinks, dinner and private shopping experiences at exclusive Highland Park Village Boutiques.
This special Celebration will allow guests to meet and support Equest’s Riders and their Therapy Horses. Guests can Adopt an Equest Horse that provides food and care for one year, sponsor an Equest Rider, or purchase the naming rights to a sparkling new Equest Horse Stall.
“The 2015 Equest Premier Celebration is a tribute to our newest facility, Equest at the Texas Horse Park, and will celebrate our recent successes and bright future,” said Equest CEO Patrick Bricker. “Our new facility at the Texas Horse Park is a closer step to Equest’s vision to be a Model of Excellence for Worldwide Therapeutic Riding Centers.”
This Celebration requires no fancy dress or uncomfortable tuxedo. Guests are encouraged to wear their equestrian best – whether Western or English in style – and boots are mandatory!
Easy and convenient shuttle services will be availbale from Park Cities Presbyterian Church and Northwest Bible Church directly to the Texas Horse Park. For all who wish to drive, remote parking will be available at the Lake June DART Station parking lot (1 mile from the Texas Horse Park) with regular shuttle service.
Title Sponsor Highland Park Village is the premier luxury shopping center located in the heart of picturesque Highland Park. A longtime supporter of Equest, Highland Park Village is a treasured part of the community and is well-known for its mix of the world’s best-known upscale retailers. Presenting Sponsor, Jet Linx Dallas takes a different approach to private jet travel: a smarter, more focused approach, providing a local private terminal, local client service team, local planes and local pilots – to better serve its clients and their personal needs.
Equest at the Texas Horse Park
A 304-acre site located in the heart of the Great Trinity Forest, Texas Horse Park, owned by the City of Dallas, is just eight miles from Downtown Dallas. Equest at the Texas Horse Park will have 38 stalls, a full-size covered arena, outdoor arena, and 6,000-square feet of administration and therapy space.
Children’s programming at the Texas Horse Park will provide daily therapy, educational and outreach services to benefit Dallas residents and provide a new resource for the underserved area of South and West Dallas. Equest at the Texas Horse Park will also house the Equest Veterans Program, which currently serves approximately 100 veterans, 68 of whom have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress.
So polish your boots, brush your hat, and saddle up for a night of equestrian festivities and fundraising all for a wonderful charitable cause, Equest! Purchase tickets online www.equest.org/events