Dallas' hottest crowd goes crazy for horses

This article written by India Pougher originally appeared in PaperCity on May 29, 2017.

A Rain-Delayed Field of Dreams Emerges in Texas

What: Equest “Field of Dreams” Gala

Where: Texas Horse Park

PC Moment: Even inclement weather and a last-minute reschedule couldn’t keep the more than 400 attendees from attending the annual Equest Gala at Texas Horse Park.

The evening’s theme was “Field of Dreams,” and despite the quick shift in plans, dreams still came true. More than $50,000 was raised by way of a bid-happy crowd that couldn’t resist the range of must-have live and silent auction items. Fund-raising fuel was kept in the barn — a perfect spot for a very Texas bourbon-and-biscuits bar and a tequila-and-taco station.

Entertainment for the evening included horse-and-rider demonstrations, music by Ray JohnstonCary PierceCrystal Yates and Jon Christopher Davis, and two-stepping lessons with the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

Who: Co-chairs Kathy and Jeromy Fielder; emcees Jocelyn White and Jody Dean; Equest Co-Founder Susan Schwartz; Equest CEO Lili Kellogg; Equest Chairman of the Board Andy Steingasser; musical guests Ray JohnstonCary PierceCrystal Yates and Jon Christopher DavisWilliam and Lezlie NobleMonique and Reed WilliamsPhyllis and CJ ComuPhyllis GlazerBridget and Tom BlackJessica and Michael BarnettRicky CallahanJennie HealyConnie SigelPatrick and Kristy SandsCarolyn and Romy AndersonAlanna SmithSandy AlmanzaSarai VegaSara WilkinsBrit HarlessGretchen DarbyAbra GarrettMimi and Rich SterlingDarin and Margot RuebelKimberly and Kyle ThomasAnne Banks BlackwellElizabeth CorneliusKelly HowardBlair DwyerElizabeth Schwartz; and Jennifer Hemingson.