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 Johnston, Cary Pierce, Crystal 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 Johnston, Cary Pierce, Crystal Yates and Jon Christopher Davis; William and Lezlie 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 and Kristy Sands; Carolyn and Romy Anderson; Alanna Smith; Sandy Almanza; Sarai Vega; Sara Wilkins; Brit Harless; Gretchen Darby; Abra Garrett; Mimi and Rich Sterling; Darin and Margot Ruebel; Kimberly and Kyle Thomas; Anne Banks Blackwell; Elizabeth Cornelius; Kelly Howard; Blair Dwyer; Elizabeth Schwartz; and Jennifer Hemingson.